by Greg Klein | March 28, 2017
A Northwest Territories lithium project gets its first-ever metallurgical studies as 92 Resources TSXV:NTY announced a two-phase program on March 28. The 1,659-hectare Hidden Lake property underwent channel sampling last year on four of six known lithium-bearing spodumene dykes, with the best intercept showing:
The met program’s first phase examines the property’s spodumene and waste materials, leading to a mineral processing phase intended to separate the two and produce a high-grade concentrate.
Material from four pegmatites will be evaluated separately and, if no significant differences are found, a single composite will undergo processing tests. Those tests would include grinding, heavy liquid separation, magnetic separation and flotation. Plans then call for a preliminary flowsheet and a small amount of potentially marketable spodumene concentrate.
The program will also evaluate potential tantalum recovery.
Hidden Lake has all-weather road access to Yellowknife, 45 kilometres southwest. Carrying out the tests will be SGS Canada, which has considerable experience in spodumene pegmatite processing, 92 Resources stated.
In northern Quebec, 92 Resources has initial lithium exploration planned for Pontax, a 5,536-hectare property in a district known for spodumene-bearing pegmatites as well as gold potential.
Earlier this month the company expanded its Golden frac sand project from 807 hectares to 3,211 hectares. The southeastern British Columbia property sits adjacent to the Moberly silica sand project, now being redeveloped into a frac sand operation and among the assets sought by Northern Silica in its takeover bid for Heemskirk Consolidated.
Late last month 92 Resources closed an oversubscribed private placement of $895,199.
by Greg Klein | March 13, 2017
A 2,404-hectare addition to 92 Resources’ (TSXV:NTY) Golden frac sand property brings the total to 3,211 hectares next to a silica sand mine in southeastern British Columbia.
“A domestic or western Canadian frac sand deposit with suitable quality would benefit from more advantageous transportation and exchange rate costs over foreign competitors,” said 92 Resources president/CEO Adrian Lamoureux. “We believe these to be important factors in the recent takeover of the neighbouring Moberly silica sand mine.”
Next door to the Golden property, Heemskirk Canada’s Moberly project produced silica sand for high-quality glass manufacture for over 30 years. It’s now being redeveloped as a frac sand production and processing operation. Meanwhile Heemskirk’s parent company, Heemskirk Consolidated, is subject to a takeover bid by Northern Silica, a subsidiary of Taurus Resources No. 2 BC, that’s expected to close next month.
Golden’s expansion gives the property over 18 kilometres of strike along the Mount Wilson formation, which consists of high-purity, white quartzite, 92 Resources stated. With only initial prospecting, sampling and testing done so far, results from the most recent program in 2014 show silica content grading 98.3% to 99% SiO2. In two of four samples, over 65% of material fell in the 40- to 170-mesh range. “The two adequate size fraction samples passed 6,000 PSI compressibility testing, each producing 8.1% fines,” the company added.
92 Resources has mapping, sampling and drilling now in the planning stages for Golden.
Besides a product used in oil and gas exploration, 92 Resources pursues a clean energy commodity at two lithium properties. In January the company filed a 43-101 for its Hidden Lake project in the Northwest Territories, which hosts at least six lithium-bearing spodumene dykes. Channel samples on four of them averaged 1.03% Li2O, with one hitting a peak of 3.31%. Ground magnetics, along with liquid separation and flotation tests, have been recommended for the project.
The 1,659-hectare property has all-weather access to Yellowknife, 45 kilometres southwest.
92 Resources also anticipates initial exploration this year on its 5,536-hectare Pontax property in Quebec’s James Bay region.
Last month the company closed an oversubscribed private placement of $895,199.
by Greg Klein | January 24, 2017
Crediting itself with a successful 2016, 92 Resources TSXV:NTY greeted the new year with a 43-101 technical report for its Hidden Lake lithium project and outlined plans for two other “new energy” properties. Besides the Northwest Territories’ Hidden Lake, the company holds the Pontax lithium property in northern Quebec and the Golden frac sand property in southeastern British Columbia.
Last year’s channel sampling at the Hidden Lake flagship tested four of at least six known lithium-bearing spodumene dykes, with the 308 samples averaging 1.03% Li2O. Forty-nine channels averaged over 0.5%, with the average grade and length for the 49 coming to 1.16% over 5.29 metres. One sample hit a peak of 3.31% Li2O.
Encouraged by the results, the report’s author proposed a ground magnetics survey, along with liquid separation and flotation tests to confirm samples are suitable for producing a spodumene concentrate. Should work prove successful, the next phase would call for drilling and further metallurgy.
The 1,659-hectare property has both helicopter access and an all-weather road connection to Yellowknife, 45 kilometres southwest.
The 5,536-hectare Pontax property, in a district known for spodumene-bearing pegmatites and geology favourable to gold occurrences, has initial exploration expected this year. The company also intends to develop opportunities around its 808-hectare Golden frac sand property, adjacent to Heemskirk Canada’s Moberly silica mine.
92 Resources raised a total of $1.49 million last year.
by Greg Klein | November 28, 2016
A second and final batch of lithium assays from Hidden Lake’s summer program once again “exceeded our expectations,” 92 Resources TSXV:NTY stated November 28. The company now reports that 101 out of 223 channel samples from three pegmatites on the Northwest Territories project graded over 1% Li2O, with 59 surpassing 1.5%. Tantalum was found too, with some highlights from this batch showing:
Of 10 grab samples taken during regional prospecting, one graded 1.86% Li2O. As reported earlier this month, two more pegmatites have been found on the property, bringing the total to six so far. “With exposed strike lengths of 350 to 800 metres, the potential for significant concentrations of spodumene pegmatites remains very high,” said president/CEO Adrian Lamoureux.
Located along Highway 4, 40 kilometres east of Yellowknife, the 1,567-hectare property lies within the Yellowknife lithium pegmatite belt.
In September the company closed its acquisition of the Pontax lithium property in northern Quebec, where historic satellite imagery and government mapping have shown pegmatite outcrops.
by Greg Klein | November 8, 2016
The first batch of assays from initial channel sampling on the Hidden Lake lithium project “exceeded our expectations,” 92 Resources TSXV:NTY reported November 8. The summer program focused on the LU D12 pegmatite, as well as three newly discovered pegmatites on the property 40 kilometres east of Yellowknife.
Of 85 samples from 15 channels, 52 graded more than 1% Li2O, including 34 that surpassed 1.5%. The best result showed 1.53% Li2O and 64 ppm Ta2O5 over 11.58 metres, including 1.9% Li2O and 52 ppm Ta2O5 over 9.02 metres.
Tantalum averaged 88 ppm, peaking at 596 ppm. Tantalum grades will be verified through an additional analytical technique, the company added.
Sampling targeted LU D12 over an intermittent strike of about 275 metres. Still to come are assays for another 223 samples, which include the HL1, HL3 and HL4 pegmatites, “where spodumene has been visually identified,” the company stated. 92 Resources also reported finding at least two new pegmatites south of LU D12.
The company has permitting underway for a winter 2017 drill program. The 1,567-hectare Hidden Lake sits within the Yellowknife lithium pegmatite belt along Highway 4.
Although Hidden Lake remains the company’s flagship, in September 92 Resources closed the acquisition of Quebec’s Pontax lithium property, where historic satellite imagery and government mapping have shown pegmatite outcrops.
by Greg Klein | August 30, 2016
While waiting for assays from the property’s LU #12 pegmatite dyke, channel sampling continues on 92 Resources’ (TSXV:NTY) Hidden Lake lithium project in the Northwest Territories, the company announced August 30. LU #12 took priority in the Phase II program, having previously given up seven samples ranging between 1.27% and 3.01% Li2O within a 10- by 300-metre area. A crew from Dahrouge Geological Consulting took another 85 samples from 15 channels on the dyke this summer.
Attention has now turned to three nearby pegmatites observed to have appreciable amounts of spodumene, 92 Resources stated. Channel sampling now underway will test the pegmatites for lithium.
The 1,657-hectare Hidden Lake project sits 40 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife, just off Highway 4.
Last month 92 Resources announced its acquisition of the 5,536-hectare Pontax property in Quebec’s James Bay region. Historic satellite imagery and a 1999 government mapping program have shown pegmatite outcrops on the property.
The company raised $318,836 from a private placement in April, followed by $862,820 from exercised warrants in June.
by Greg Klein | August 16, 2016
Despite a nearly two-month delay as the company acquired additional turf, field work has resumed at 92 Resources’ (TSXV:NTY) Hidden Lake lithium project. Mapping and channel sampling on known pegmatites in the Northwest Territories property will likely continue into early September.
Targets include the LU #12 pegmatite dyke where last spring the crew found five samples grading 1.64%, 2.45%, 2.69%, 2.89% and 3.06% Li2O, for an average grade of 2.54%. The pegmatite continues northeast and southwest of the sampled area, the company stated.
The Yellowknife pegmatite belt may one day prove to be an important source of lithium, which will help fuel Canada’s transition to a green energy economy.—Adrian Lamoureux,
president/CEO of 92 Resources
Last month 92 Resources staked an additional 57 hectares, covering potential extensions of pegmatites revealed by satellite imagery. Now measuring 1,657 hectares, Hidden Lake sits 40 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife, just off a highway.
“The Yellowknife pegmatite belt may one day prove to be an important source of lithium, which will help fuel Canada’s transition to a green energy economy,” said president/CEO Adrian Lamoureux. Hidden Lake is located within the central parts of the belt, which parallels the Prosperous Lake granite suite.
In July the company announced acquisition of the 5,536-hectare Pontax property in Quebec’s James Bay region. Pegmatite outcrops have been revealed by historic satellite imagery and a 1999 government mapping program.
92 Resources raised $862,820 from exercised warrants in June and $318,836 from a private placement in April.
by Greg Klein | July 26, 2016
A company already exploring for lithium in the Northwest Territories, 92 Resources TSXV:NTY announced its acquisition of a Quebec prospect on July 26. The 5,536-hectare Pontax property in the James Bay region has undergone little exploration so far. Yet historic satellite imagery has shown pegmatite outcrops and indicated other potential pegmatite occurrences.
A 1999 government mapping program identified tourmaline-bearing pegmatite outcrops on the property’s northern area, about one kilometre from a spodumene- and tourmaline-bearing pegmatite outcrop.
The company plans to review historic data prior to mapping and sampling known pegmatite occurrences.
The purchase agreement calls for three million shares and $50,000 over one year. The vendor gets a 3% NSR, of which 92 Resources may buy a third.
In June the company announced a field program at Hidden Lake, an NWT project where recent sampling assayed as high as 3.06% Li2O.
Also last month the company raised $862,820 from exercised warrants that followed an April private placement of $318,836.