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Volta expands Surface Lithium Mineralization at its Falcon West Lithium Property

Nov 14, 2023

Volta Metals Ltd. is pleased to provide an update on exploration activities at its Falcon West Lithium Property, where recent mechanized stripping has significantly extended the size of all identified lithium pegmatites. 

The Company's technical director, Dr. Fred Breaks, commented, "We look forward to the initial drilling program, as this work will aid in developing a structural model for spodumene pegmatite distribution and will also allow us to examine chemical and mineralogical variation with depth. The spacing of five spodumene pegmatite bodies is between 30m and 90m, so it is entirely possible that some of these pegmatites are connected at depth."

Volta's President and CEO, Kerem Usenmez, P.Eng., commented, "The expansion of the surface expression of each LCT pegmatite on the Falcon West Property confirms the potential of this project. We look forward to the commencement of maiden drilling to test these at depth in the coming weeks."

Mechanized stripping of the overburden around the pegmatite outcrops has defined a mineralized pegmatite fairway over 300m by 500m, which remains open for expansion. Mapping and further channel sampling have been completed at all five spodumene-bearing pegmatites discovered to date in preparation for initial drill testing.

The largest surface expression is at the most geochemically evolved AM pegmatite, which is characterized by homogeneous, large spodumene crystals with tabular shapes, confirming the albite-spodumene type mineralization (see the comments by the Company's technical director, Dr. Fred Breaks, in the news release dated October 3, 2023). A good example of albite-spodumene-type mineralization is the Kings Mountain Lithium Project in North Carolina, owned by Albemarle Corporation.

The initial drill program is anticipated to commence in late November to test the orientation, size, and structural controls of these Lithium-Cesium-Tantalum ("LCT") pegmatites.

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