Tearlach Reports Initial Gabriel Project Drill Results with Each Drill Hole intercepting grades over +1,000 PPM Lithium in Claystone and Thick Zones of mineralization
April 18, 2023 at 08:00 AM EDT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tearlach Resources Limited (TSXV: TEA) (OTC: TELHF) (FRANKFURT: V44) (“Tearlach” or the “Company”) announce the rush assay results for the first set of five (5) out of the eleven (11) holes on the Gabriel Project Phase 1 drilling program. The drill holes contained broad mineralization zones, with intervals exceeding 1,000 ppm lithium and grades up to 1,460 ppm. The twinned drill holes showed grades up to 85% higher than the Blackrock Silver (“BRS”) program in the mineralized zones.
Comparison with Previous Results:
Note: Mineralization on adjacent or nearby properties is not indicative of mineralization on the Gabriel Project.
“This is a big step for Tearlach, from the joint venture’s inception to the first drill results within three months, and is a massive credit to the team. Not only have we confirmed the discovery, but our core drilling has established that the grade profile is substantially higher than previously discovered by BRS. These results, along with the wide-spaced step-out holes that remain to be reported, demonstrate the project's high-grade and thick zone potential over a large area. American Lithium and American Battery Technology, also on the Tonopah lithium belt, have emerged as globally significant deposits. With Tearlach’s team seeing many similarities, Gabriel could quickly advance to a similar state of development with a resource planned by year-end,” Morgan Lekstrom, the CEO, explained. “The recheck assay program is a very simple solution developed in collaboration with our resource modellers and geologists that allow us to utilize the BRS program in our resource modelling, again low cost – high impact work.”
Results have been received for two (2) core holes that have been drilled to “twin” a Blackrock Silver rotary hole (the “TN22” holes). A zone of claystone-hosted lithium mineralization is present in both holes. The intercept grade for both holes is higher than the corresponding intercept for the Blackrock Silver-Drilled TN22 holes.
Gabriel-Blackrock Silver Twin Holes
Analytical results for three (3) step-out Gabriel core holes have been received and reported as the following. Lithium mineralization in these three (3) holes is primarily hosted in laminated claystone and locally within gravel interbeds (see photo below).
Notes: 400 ppm Li cut-off grade. Assay results pending for GAB-018 downhole from 300 feet
It is encouraging that the lithium mineralization intersected in these holes expands the footprint of drilled mineralization into the western portion of the Gabriel property.
The core boxes below display the lithology and corresponding lithium grades for four (4) of the five (5) drill holes reported here, with each hole represented by one core box.
Gabriel Phase 1 Drill Hole Location Map
The procedures utilized for handling the drill core and analysis of samples are as follows:
TEA geologists have identified 650 samples (3,250 feet of drilling) from TN22 holes that are candidates for check assaying (re-assay pulps). The addition of this data to the GAB drilling dataset, at a low relative cost, will expand the extent of data around the perimeter of GAB holes and increase the density of data internal to the GAB drill pattern. A set of 28 intact core samples have been collected for bulk density measurement. The determinations will be conducted by the ALS Laboratory in Reno, Nevada. The bulk density values will be directly utilized for resource model calculations.
Mr. David Flint, CPG with AIPG., Director of the subsidiary Pan Am Lithium (Nevada) Corp, and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release.
Tearlach, a member of the TSX Venture 50, is a Canadian exploration company engaged in acquiring, exploring, and developing lithium projects. Tearlach has a Joint Venture agreement with Blackrock Silver on the Gabriel project in Tonopah, Nevada, bordering American Lithium's TLC Deposit, and has completed 11 drill holes on the Gabriel Property. Tearlach has three lithium assets in Ontario: Final Frontier, Georgina Stairs and New Frontier. Final Frontier is located adjacent to and near Frontier Lithium’s PAK lithium deposit north of Red Lake. Georgina Stairs is located northeast of Rock Tech Lithium’s Georgia Lake deposit near Beardmore. Tearlach has two lithium assets in Quebec: Rose-Fliszar-Muscovite Project in the James Bay area and Shelby Project adjacent to and near Patriot Battery Metals’ Corvette lithium project and Winsome Resources’ Cancet and Adina lithium projects. Tearlach also has the Savant Property, an exploration stage Gold-Silver-Copper Property, in Northwestern Ontario. Tearlach's primary objective is to position itself as North America's leading lithium exploration and development company. For more information, please get in touch with the Company at email@example.com or visit our website at www.tearlach.ca for project updates and related background information.
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