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Volta Discovers new pegmatite and extends lithium occurrences at Falcon West

Sep 5, 2023

"This discovery comes just one month after starting our exploration program on the Falcon West Lithium Property," Volta's CEO, Kerem Usenmez, P.Eng., said. "The Company feels that the potential to discover additional mineralized pegmatites is good to excellent - all three productive lithium pegmatites remain open for expansion on strike, width and depth. Furthermore, it illustrates the system's potential as the property remains largely unexplored."

Volta Metals Ltd. is pleased to announce the discovery of a new lithium-bearing pegmatite dyke at its Falcon West Lithium property in the Thunder Bay Mining District of Northwest Ontario.

The previously undocumented showing lies 87m east of the Falcon Far West showing, which returned channel samples of up to 1.95% Li2O (see Company's news release dated June 19, 2023). The pegmatite outcrop is approximately 8m in length and over 3m wide, cutting through metasediment host rocks. Spodumene crystals of up to 10 cm in length were noted and detailed field mapping estimates the visible spodumene content ranging from approximately 40-50% (Figure 3). The Company has channel sampled the newly discovered pegmatite, and samples have been submitted to the independent Activation Laboratories ("ActLabs") in Thunder Bay.

The newly discovered JT Lithium showing is surrounded by thick overburden. Follow-up exploration will include additional removal of overburden to further delineate this significant discovery as part of ongoing drill target definition. 

The Company continues to power wash the moss and thin layer of overburden from the poorly exposed pegmatites, in addition to screening overburden covered areas with geochemical soil sampling.

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