Force Energy, a junior Lithium and Rare Earths mineral exploration company, is pleased to announce it has completed Phase 1 due diligence of its Zoro 1 pegmatite-hosted lithium property in west-central Manitoba, Canada. The exploration program has verified that the property hosts a non-43-101 compliant historic resource of 1.7 million tons of lithium grading 0.95% Li20.
Force Energy's Zoro 1 exploration program is designed to confirm the presence of lithium-bearing pegmatite and to confirm historic ore reserves. New diamond drilling will provide a current grade and tonnage for the deposit and assess the potential to expand the resource.
Phase 1 consisted of locating, power washing and channel sampling spodumene-bearing pegmatite exposed in 16 trenches on the property. Force Energy's field crews channel sampled 16 trenches at the target resulting in the collection of 165 samples each 0.5 m in length, 7 cms in width and 7 cms in depth. An additional 6 new trenches discovered by prospecting on the property were also sampled. All samples were analyzed at Activation Laboratories (Ancaster, Ontario, Canada), an ISO-Certified Laboratory.
Analysis of the channel samples collected from historic trenches in the pegmatite target have confirmed that a significant zone of lithium mineralization is present on the Zoro 1 claim. With the current and future importance of lithium and the mineralized zone at Zoro 1, Force Energy is now preparing for Phase 2 of its program. This Phase will assess the third dimension of the deposit and its historic resource, and determine the economic viability of mining the resource.
"This verification of historical high grade lithium resource gives Force greater incentive to further investigate the Zoro 1 property," states Mr. Tim DeHerrera, President of Force Energy Corp. "We will continue to expand this lithium resource through continued exploration with the hopes of further discoveries on the property. We believe the existing historic resource, coupled with the potential for additional resources on the property, position the company to add shareholder value as we work to determine economic viability of this project."
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