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Volta intersects multiple High-Grade lithium zones at Its Falcon West in NWO

Feb 12, 2024

"We are thrilled by these assay results from our first drill program targeting the spodumene pegmatite swarm," Kerem Usenmez, P.Eng., President and CEO, commented. "These high-grade Lithium results, along with strongly anomalous Cesium and Tantalum, suggest the presence of a large LCT mineralized system within the Falcon West Project. Future exploration will follow up on these drill results, and also other identified targets generated from soil geochemistry and magnetic surveys."

Volta Metals Ltd. is pleased to report assay results from 11 drill holes completed from the inaugural drill program at the Company's Falcon West Lithium Property, in northwestern Ontario. The drill holes intersected near-surface spodumene-albite pegmatite hosted lithium, cesium and tantalum mineralization which remains open for expansion. 

The Company's technical advisor, Dr. Fred Breaks, commented, "The assay results with high-grade Lithium, and strongly anomalous associated rare metals, with maximum values of Cesium (793 ppm), Tantalum (177 ppm), Rubidium (>5000 ppm) and Tin (1750 ppm), suggest the transition of an albite-spodumene-type pegmatite system into local zones of more evolved, complex-type pegmatite mineralization in the Falcon West pegmatite group. Undiscovered pegmatites of complex-type could exist to the west in the direction of increasing fractionation and are exemplified at the nearby North and South Aubry pegmatites of Green Technology Metals (cf. Breaks, Selway and Tindle 2006). The lithochemistry and structural data from this early phase of drilling will greatly aid in the continuing development of a lithium pegmatite exploration model."

This initial drilling was designed to test the five spodumene-bearing pegmatites discovered during Volta's 2023 exploration program which screened a small section of the large 13km2 property. All 11 boreholes hit mineralization in 5 known pegmatites, and hole FW23-07 intersected blind pegmatite from 47.4m to 59.1, before the end of hole at 60.1m.

The success of the drilling highlights the significant potential of the Falcon West Lithium Project. The data will enable the Company's exploration team to improve their knowledge of the structural orientations of the pegmatites and enhance drill-hole design for the 2024 exploration program. 

The Company is currently finalizing its 2024 exploration program which will include designing the including diamond drilling, mechanized trenching, and further geochemical sampling.




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