Diamond Drill Program Commences on the PAK Rare Metals Project in Ontario
Sudbury, Ontario – February 18, 2014 – Houston Lake Mining Inc. (TSX.V: HLM), is a mining exploration company which is actively exploring for rare metals lithium, tantalum, rubidium and cesium by currently advancing its 100% owned and optioned PAK Rare Metals Project in northwestern Ontario, Canada. HLM is pleased to announce the commencement of diamond drilling on the PAK Rare Metals Project, located near Red Lake, Ontario. The phase II diamond drill program is a follow-up to the Canadian National Instrument (N.I.) 43-101 maiden mineral resource estimate that was filed by the Company in December 2013, (see news release dated December 4th, 2013). The drill program will focus on the recommendations from the report with a particular focus on the higher grade Upper Intermediate Zone (UIZ) of the deposit, and is designed to expand and infill the current resource on the project by testing along strike, and to infill on selected sections of the deposit. The current drill program will consist of approximately 1,000 m in six holes targeting the sub-vertical Pakeagama Lake pegmatite. The objectives of the program are (1) to upgrade a portion of the resource to an indicated level, specifically some of the 1.17 million tonnes grading 3.44% Li2O in the low-iron, technical/ceramic grade lithium zone (UIZ) , and (2) to expand the resource which currently has a 265m strike length with an width varying from 45 to 125m. The drilling will be completed before the end of this winter and results will be reported as they are received and interpreted.