Alix Completes Sampling Program at Jackpot Lithium Property, Ontario
April 28, 2016 (Source) — ALIX RESOURCES CORP. (“Alix” or the “Company”) (AIX-TSX:V) (37N.F–FRANKFURT) announces it has completed an initial sampling program at its Jackpot Lithium property (“Jackpot Property”) located in the Georgia Lake area within the Thunder Bay Mining Division, Ontario.
Approximately 90 kg of spodumene-bearing pegmatite rocks were collected from the surface and will be sent to the laboratory for assaying. At the request of Lithium Australia NL (“LIT”)(LIT-ASX) an additional 5-10 kg sample will be shipped to Australia for testing using LIT’s proprietary LIT’s proprietary Sileach™ process.
Lithium was first discovered in 1955 at the Jackpot property in granitic pegmatites. The property covers the Jackpot lithium deposits, described by E.G. Pye in a 1965 report published by the Ontario Depart. of Mines on the Georgia Lake Area. The deposits were tested by a total of 32 holes drilled in 1955 by Ontario Lithium Company Limited an its associated company Conwest Exploration Co. Ltd. The drilling confirmed the presence of at least two spodumene-bearing pegmatite bodies, one at the surface (No. 1) and the other (No. 2) lying directly beneath the No. 1 deposit. Historical resources at Jackpot, comprising only the No. 2 Dyke pegmatite zone, was reported as 2Mt @ 1.09 Li2O estimated in 1956 by Ontario Lithium Company Limited*. The No. 2 pegmatite dyke, which was discovered by diamond-drilling, was intersected at 30 to 100 meters intervals over a strike length of 215 meters and at 30-60 meters intervals over a distance of 365 meters across strike. Dyke No. 2 is 4 to 20 meters thick, averaging 11 meters.
*The estimates presented above are treated as historic information and have not been verified or relied upon for economic evaluation by the Company. These historical mineral resources do not refer to any category of sections 1.2 and 1.3 of the NI-43-101 Instrument such as mineral resources or mineral reserves as stated in the 2010 CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves. The explanation lies in the inability by the Company to verify the data acquired by the various historical drilling campaigns. The Company has not done sufficient work yet to classify the historical estimates as current mineral resources or mineral reserves.
President and CEO Michael England commented, “We look forward to getting feedback from Lithium Australia with regards to samples collected from the Jackpot Lithium Project. We are also eager to commence work at our Electra Lithium Project in Mexico.”
Managing director Adrian Griffin of Lithium Australia NL states “Lithium chemical production, from spodumene, needs to be accomplished without roasting, to get into the lowest cost quartile. That’s what the Sileach™ process is all about. We will strive to give the Jackpot project the best possible process options, and that will start with Sileach™ evaluation.”
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The technical contents of this release were approved by Michel Boily, PhD, P.Geo a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The properties have not been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.
Alix Resources is a junior mining exploration company focussed on seeking and acquiring world class lithium projects globally. Alix continues to evaluate suitable prospects that fit the mandate of the Company.
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Michael England, President, CEO, Director
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