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NWOPA recognizes Beyond Lithium as 2023 Discovery of the Year

Apr 25, 2024

Beyond Lithium Inc. announces that the company has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Bernie Schnieders Discovery of the Year Award for the spodumene discovery at its Victory Project in Ontario. 

The award, presented by the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association (NWOPA), annually recognizes an exceptional discovery in Northwestern Ontario during the previous calendar year. It was presented on April 24 to Beyond Lithium and its exploration team at the annual awards banquet hosted during the 2024 Ontario Prospectors Exploration Showcase in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Past recipients of this prestigious award include Great Bear Resources Inc., Frontier Lithium Inc. and Delta Resources Ltd.

The discovery was made in the summer of 2023. The two spodumene-bearing pegmatites occur along a six-kilometer corridor prospective for rare earth element exploration, adjacent to the fertile Medicine Lake pluton. 

The Last Resort Resources pegmatite was discovered by Kyle Brand, Jace Angell and the team from Last Resort Resources Ltd. The pegmatite is up to 40 meters wide and has been traced along strike for up to 200 meters, with grab samples assaying up to 5.11% Li2O.

The Bounty Gold pegmatite was discovered by Jason Leblanc and the team from Bounty Gold Corp. The pegmatite is up to 50 meters wide and is exposed along strike for 300 meters, with grab samples returning up to 3.48% Li2O.

Beyond Lithium's Victory Spodumene Project (16,682 ha) is located in the Medicine Lake area near the towns of Vermilion Bay, Dryden, and the city of Kenora with excellent and existing infrastructure. 

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Left to right: Allan Frame, President & CEO, Beyond Lithium Inc., Jace Angell, President of Last Resort Resources Ltd., and Jason Leblanc, President of Bounty Gold Corp. at the April 2024 award ceremony.

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A channel sampling program will recommence in May. Previous program was not completed due to onset of snow. Initial results of 0.32% Li2O and 162ppm Cs over 13.85 meters with 2.05% over 1.00m are indicative of mineralization throughout the channel with, narrower, higher-grade zones. The results confirm surface observations and emphasize the need for mechanical stripping to reveal more mineralized zones of the pegmatites.

Allan Frame, President and CEO of Beyond Lithium, said, "We would like to sincerely thank the NWOPA for this honour, and look forward to expanding on our exciting discoveries at the Victory project. I am thrilled to confirm that Jason Leblanc and Jace Angell and their crew are back on our exploration team this season. We could not be more pleased with our partnership with them." 


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