Frontier Lithium announces geomechanical drilling program and provides update on PAK Lithium project
Sudbury, Ontario, September 26, 2017 – Frontier Lithium Inc. (TSX.V: FL) (the “Company”) announces the continuation of its technical drilling program on its PAK Lithium Project (the “Project”), in the Red Lake mining district in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.
The drilling campaign recommenced Friday, September 15, 2017 and is expected to last approximately four (4) weeks. The objective of this drilling is to collect additional data essential for improving geomechanical parameters around the PAK deposit. This program follows up from drilling that was conducted in Spring 2017 and the subsequent recommendations of additional drilling. This program is comprised of approximately 1,500 metres (“m”) of diamond drilling that will support a Definitive Feasibility Study level for assessing a low cost mining scenario of potential open pit operations at the PAK Lithium Project.
In addition to the above announcement, Frontier Lithium is pleased to provide the following project and company updates:
- An independent environmental company was recently retained to perform a gap analysis and prepare a work plan to supplement the ongoing Environmental Baseline Study for the support of future Project permitting. The study design outlines the range of permits which may potentially be required for the Project as its development proceeds from exploration, through advanced exploration, and into possible operations and eventual closure.
- The near completion of an environmental baseline study currently being conducted forms an important component of the overall Project permitting process. Environmental baseline data are used to establish the current environmental status and aboriginal community status of the Project area, and of those lands adjacent to the Project which may be affected by mining activities. Monitoring programs that have been established during the baseline study will continue in order to assess any future Project-related impacts.
- The Company experienced some delays from metallurgical testwork during the Pre-Feasibility Study (“PFS”), and as such Frontier Lithium will extend the timeline allotted for the PFS but still expects it will be completed and reported in calendar 2017. Since the success of the project revolves around exacting control and reduction of potential contaminants, rigorous quality control methodologies are a key to this project’s success.
- Frontier Lithium will be attending the Mines and Money Americas conference in Toronto, Canada this October 2 to 4, 2017 for the primary purpose of participating on an Ontario Government hosted panel discussing Opportunities for Mining Companies in the province. In addition, the Company will be represented at the Chicago Resource Expo on October 13, 2017. It is encouraged that investors and interested parties attend these events as they are outreach opportunities between investors and Company representatives.
Mr. Garth Drever, P.Geo., is the “Qualified Person” for Frontier defined under NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.