- Eagle Pegmatite acquired from Mustang Minerals Corp and added as a part of the Lithium Two Project
- The Lithium Two Project is PFN’s 5th, 100% owned Hard Rock Lithium Project in SE Manitoba
- The Eagle Pegmatite has a 1947 historic, is not 43-101 compliant, and has a resource calculation of 544,460 tonnes of Spodumene with an average content of 1.4% Li2O
- Summer Surface Exploration planned for 2016 with follow-up drilling in 2017
- The Company is currently negotiating with interested parties, regarding to Option/Joint Venture arrangements, on its 5, 100% owned Lithium Projects in Manitoba
August 16, 2016 Vancouver, British Columbia — Pacific North West Capital Corp. (“PFN”) (TSXV: PFN OTCQB: PAWEF FSE: P7J) announces that it has acquired a 100% interest in Eagle Pegmatite, in SE Manitoba, from Mustang Minerals Corp. This Pegmatite will be a part of the new Lithium Two Project and held under PFN’s 100% owned subsidiary, Lithium Canada Development Inc.
The Lithium Two Project is located approximately 145 kilometres (90 miles) NE of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and 22 kilometres north of the Tanco Mine Site. It is a part of the Cat Lake portion of the Cat Lake – Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field. The Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field hosts the World-Class Tanco Pegmatite which has been mined since 1969.
The Lithium Two Project consists of one claim (CAT 3, MB 3903) of 137 hectares (3.4 acres) in size, which is situated north of Cat Lake. The option agreement from Mustang Minerals allows the company to acquire the adjacent ground, should mineralization continue, onto other Mustang claims. This Project has Excellent Access, with a major gravel covered provincial highway through the project area.
The Eagle Pegmatite has been reported to be exposed at surface as a series of lenticular Spodumene-bearing Dykes, over a distance of about 823 metres, with a general strike of 077° and a near vertical dip. Several companies have explored for Pegmatites in the region. In 1947, drilling of the Eagle Pegmatite estimated that there was 544,460 tonnes (600 000 tons) of Spodumene with an average content of 1.4% Li2O to a depth of 61 metres (200 feet). This is a historic estimation and is Non NI 43-101 compliant. It was also reported at that time, that structural controls on the mineralization suggested that the Eagle Pegmatite continued to depth.
Lithium Two Project Location Map
The Eagle Pegmatite has a 1947 historic, non-43-101 compliant, resource calculation of 544,460 tonnes of Spodumene with an average content of 1.4% Li2O A Surface, Phase One Exploration Program will be carried out during the fall of 2016. This program will consist of Mapping, Prospecting and Sampling of the known Pegmatites. Follow-up Drilling is planned for 2017.
The Lithium Two Project is Lithium Canada Development’s 5th Lithium Project in SE Manitoba. To date, the company has approximately 6,318 hectares (15,612 acres) of mineral claims, with Lithium Mineralization Potential in the Cat Lake-Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field.
As part of our Prospector Generator Model, the Company is currently negotiating with interested 3rd parties for possible Option/Joint Ventures and other Exploration Initiatives on the Company’s Lithium Projects in SE Manitoba.
About PFN’s Lithium Division
The Company’s new Lithium Division will focus on the Discovery, Acquisition, Exploration and Development of Lithium Projects in Canada. In the United States, the Company will use its wholly owned U.S.A subsidiary to Acquire and Develop Projects, in Active Mining Camps, in Nevada, Arizona and California.
Management believes that these New Age Metals, Lithium, PGMs and Rare Earths, have robust macro trends with Surging Demands and Limited Supply. Going forward, this New Division will Explore for the minerals needed to fuel the demand for Energy Storage and other core 21st Century Technologies.
The Company has a growing portfolio of Lithium Projects. The Clayton Valley Forks Li Project in Nevada is a recent Lithium Brine Project Acquired by the Company (PFN News Releases April 25th, 2016, May 11th, 2016 and June 16th, 2016). The Company also has Hard Rock Lithium projects in Canada (PFN News Releases April 21st, 2016, May 24th, 2016), July 5th, 2016 and July 21st, 2016) located in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field of SE Manitoba.
Lithium and Platinum Group Metal Prices have improved drastically, in recent months. Lithium supplies remain in deficit, relative to their demand. Both Metals Groups are used for the expanding worldwide automobile industry (conventional and electric). In the case of PGM’s, demand is increasing for Autocatalysts, a key component for reducing toxic emissions, for automotive, gasoline and diesel engines. Regarding Lithium, there is an ever-increasing demand for batteries in cellphones, laptops, electric cars, solar storage, wireless charging and renewable energy products.
An aggressive 2016/17 Acquisition and Exploration Program is underway with the objective to have several projects at the drill ready stage, by early 2017.
PFN’s (Lithium Canada Dev.) Lithium Projects in Manitoba, Surrounding the Tanco Mine
Figure 1: Company Claim Blocks in the Clayton Valley area of Nevada
(Figure 1 is a Company-made Composite and not intended for redistribution. The Company accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of these claim blocks, other than the claim block associated with the Clayton Valley Forks Li Project)
Clayton Valley is located in Esmeralda County, Nevada, host to the Albemarle Corporation’s Silver Peak Lithium Mine and Brine Processing Operations. The mine has been in operation since 1967 and remains the only Brine-Based Lithium Producer in North America. The New Project Acquisition, in Nevada, provides the Company a Project, in an area that is well known for its Lithium Carbonate Production. Clayton Valley is a Centralized Location in Nevada, with Highway Access, Power Infrastructure, Water and Local Labor.
The company’s new Lithium Brine Project will be approximately 3.5 hours away from Tesla’s Gigafactory, which has a planned annual Lithium-ion battery production capacity of 35 gigawatt-hours per year, by 2020. The CV West Li Project is located approximately 3 hours north of the Faraday Electric Car Factory, to be operated in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Clayton Valley is one of the few locations globally, known to contain Commercial-Grade Lithium-Enriched Brines.
About the company’s Platinum Group Metals Division
River Valley is Canada’s Largest Undeveloped Primary PGM Deposit.
Achievements to date and future plans for River Valley are outlined below as follows:
- PFN currently has 100% ownership in the River Valley Project, subject to a 3% NSR, with options to buy down;
- Completed exploration and development programs on the River Valley property include more than 600 holes drilled since year 2000 and several mineral resource estimates and metallurgical studies
- Results for the current (2012) mineral resource estimate are below;
- 2015 drill program confirms new high grade T2 discovery
- Exploration and Development Plans outlined for 2016
- Ongoing strategic partner search for River Valley project
- Results for the most recent Metallurgical Testwork Study are summarized below:
- Prepared by Tetra Tech (Wardrop)
- High Confidence: Measured plus Indicated = 72% of total
- Reported on PdEq basis: Pd=40% & Pt=20% of the payable metals
- Pd to Pt ratio = 2.5:1; Cu to Ni ratio = 3:1
- High Grade potential, particularly in the north part of River Valley deposit
- Resources under evaluation for development potential as open pit mining operation
- Drill hole intercepts much higher than the average grade of current mineral resource estimate
- Possible new mineralized zone at the north end of the River Valley deposit
- Recent results show potential to take the River Valley PGM Project in a new direction
- More drilling required and field crews are currently ground-proofing the targets to better pinpoint Fall and Winter Drill Programs
- Mineral prospecting and geological mapping on surface
- Drill Programs targeted to add more, higher grade
- Geological interpretation and 2D/3D modelling of all drill and surface results
- Application to the OPA’s Junior Exploration Assistance Program (JEAP) for 33% refund of all Exploration Expenditures, up to $300,000
- Ongoing Strategic Partner Search for River Valley
The contents contained herein that relates to Exploration Results or Mineral Resources is based on information compiled, reviewed or prepared by Dr. Bill Stone, Principal Consulting Geoscientist for Pacific Northwest Capital. Dr. Stone is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content.
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Harry G. Barr
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