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Beyond Lithium completes phase one exploration on 39 targets in Northwest Ontario

Jul 20, 2023

Beyond Lithium Inc. has provided an update on the Phase 1 exploration program and to announce its plans to initiate the Phase 2 exploration program on ten different properties in early August.

"In two short months, we were able to complete Phase 1 exploration on a total of 39 properties covering an area of more than 107,000 hectares," said Allan Frame, President and CEO of Beyond Lithium. "Our four field teams supervised by Beyond Lithium's Senior Geologist, Paul Baxter, collected more than 700 grab and channel samples and over 160 mineral samples of muscovite or feldspar from different properties for lab and LIBS analysis. Results warrant moving to Phase 2 exploration on ten of the 39 properties explored to date."

Mr. Frame added: "More properties will be included in the Phase 2 exploration program as assays from the lab become available. This next phase will include detailed mapping to determine the length and the density of pegmatites identified on our properties and systematic trenching and channel sampling of pegmatites in tightened exploration target area delineated by analytical assays and LIBS analysis."

Lawrence Tsang, VP Exploration of Beyond Lithium, also commented: "A limited number of assays have been received and more results are expected to be available in about a week. The rest of the assays will become available roughly every one to two weeks. Samples submitted to the lab in Ontario usually have a four-to-six-week turnaround time, although we are seeing some assays results taking longer given the current level of exploration being conducted throughout Ontario. We will publish the complete assay results from a particular property when all the results for that property are received from the lab."

Overview of Phase 2 Program

The Phase 2 exploration program is expected to begin in early August as planned and will include more detailed mapping, trenching and sampling on selected properties with tightened exploration target areas delineated from analytical results and LIBS vectoring. Based on an initial evaluation, Phase 2 properties will include (Figure 2):

  • Cosgrave Lake (7,388 ha) which has two identified beryl bearing pegmatites with similar footprint to nearby Swanson's beryl and Mnw spodumene mineral occurrences(3). 
  • Ogani Lake (1,427 ha) properties with identified beryl bearing pegmatites.
  • Webb (3,580 ha) (West and East) and Gullwing-Tot (645 ha) properties that are along trend of Green Technology Metals' Gullwing-Tot Lake Property (ASX: GT1)4 with 8 km of LCT pegmatites clusters.
  • McKenzie Bay (6,186 ha) and Gathering Lake (6,948 ha) properties (South, West and East) with relatively higher LIBS analyzed of Li.
  • MacDowell Lake (4,137 ha) property that is along trend of and has similar airborne geophysical magnetic anomalies by Ontario Geological Survey5 to Frontier Lithium's (TSXV: FL) Pak & Spark deposits. 

More properties are expected to be included in the Phase 2 program as more assays become available from the lab. Beyond Lithium's 2023 exploration program is still on schedule and within budget and will include a small drill program near the end of the season.

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