Drilling At Jean Lake to Commence in February to Expand the Confirmed Lithium and Gold Mineralization
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foremost Lithium Resource & Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: FMST) (CSE: FAT) (“Foremost Lithium”, “Foremost” or the “Company”), a North American hard-rock lithium exploration company, is pleased to confirm today that it received a multi-year work permit for its Jean Lake Lithium/Gold Project from the Mining Permit Office of the Manitoba Government, valid until April 30th of 2026. This permit will enable the Company to streamline the administrative processes involved with future exploration on the property, to understand the potential long-term impacts of the property while minimizing any potential work disruptions in a safer, more cost-effective approach.
Foremost has finalized plans to begin a 15-hole, 2,500 metre diamond drill program on its Jean Lake Lithium/Gold Project located near the historic mining centre of Snow Lake in Manitoba commencing next month. The Company has signed a drill contract with Rodren Drilling Ltd. (Winnipeg, Manitoba). Gogal Air Services will provide the air support, core storage and preparation facilities in Snow Lake with drill pads to be cut by Moss Line Cutting Ltd. (Snow Lake, Manitoba). Field and technical support for the drilling program will be provided by Dahrouge Geological Consulting (Edmonton, Alberta).
Fig. 1. Map Highlighting B-1, and B-2 in Proximity to Other Trends and Deposits in the Area
Foremost Lithium’s CEO and President, Jason Barnard, states: “Crews have begun mobilizing to Snow Lake, Manitoba in preparation for the winter drill season. The multi-year permit allows our company the flexibility to optimize our future work on the property, which is critical as we seek to rapidly advance our resource development. This is paramount to unlocking the potential of the Jean Lake property and creating sustainable, long-term shareholder value.”
Fig. 2. Planned Drillholes for 2024 Jean Lake Property Drill Program
The 15-hole program will be targeting the north-east section of the property which hosts the B-1 and B-2 spodumene bearing pegmatite dyke. Previous drilling just north of the B1 pegmatite intersected a 3.35 metre zone of spodumene mineralization between surface and 3.35 metres, assaying 1.26% Li2O (Lithium), as well as 7.50 g/t Au (Gold) over 7.66 metres from 94.35 - 102.01 metres (including 102.0 g/t Au over 0.48 metres from 94.77 - 95.25 metres).
Drilling will focus on extending mineralization laterally, and at depth, to develop a better understanding of the spodumene-bearing pegmatite emplacement mechanisms at Jean Lake. Drilling will also follow-up on favorable gold intercepts discovered during the 2023 Jean Lake drill program with the intent of establishing the extent of the gold mineralization.
Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Lindsay Bottomer P.Geo., who is a Qualified Person as identified by Canadian National Instrument 43-101-Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s S-K 1300 rules for mineral deposit disclosure.
About Foremost Lithium
Foremost Lithium (NASDAQ: FMST) (CSE: FAT) (FSE: F0R0) (WKN: A3DCC8) is a hard-rock lithium exploration company focused on empowering the North American clean energy economy. Foremost’s strategically located lithium properties extend over 43,000 acres in Snow Lake, Manitoba, and hosts a property in a known active lithium camp situated on over 11,400 acres in Quebec called Lac Simard South.
Foremost’s four flagship Lithium Lane Projects as well as its Lac Simard South project are located at the tip of the NAFTA superhighway to capitalize on the world's growing EV appetite, strongly positioning the Company to become a premier supplier of North America's lithium feedstock. As the world transitions towards decarbonization, the Company's objective is the extraction of lithium oxide (Li₂O), and to subsequently play a role in the production of high-quality lithium hydroxide (LiOH), to help power lithium-based batteries, critical in developing a clean-energy economy. Foremost Lithium also has the Winston Gold/Silver Property in New Mexico USA. Learn More at www.foremostlithium.com.
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