The results of 22 drill core samples from the hole BSH16-01 indicate maximum values for lithium of 270 parts per million (ppm), boron 410 ppm, potassium 10,000 ppm, and magnesium 12,000 ppm; and the average concentration is lithium 131 ppm, boron 151 ppm, potassium 5,575 ppm, and magnesium 6,210 ppm. One sample from a 10 cm gypsum layer had lithium values below labs detection limits. These samples were taken at various depth intervals down to 1,000 feet (305 metres) below ground surface(See table for details). The Company is in the process of collecting brine water samples from this hole.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it has signed a new drill contract with Boart Longyear to finish the remaining planned exploratory drilling at the South Big Smoky brine lithium project.
Dr. Weiguo Lang, CEO of Ultra, stated that, “The core sampling of the first hole not only provided positive results but also gave valuable information regarding subsurface lithology and hydrogeological conditions. We are pleased to have an experienced drill contractor to finish this challenging drill job in soft lake sediments. With Boart Longyear’s drilling experience and organizational capabilities, the Company is expecting to obtain groundwater samples of the potential deeper brine targets by drilling down to 2,200 feet below surface in the next hole.”
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
All the samples were shipped to Western Environmental Testing Laboratory in Sparks, Nevada, which is an US EPA accredited independent laboratory. The samples were analyzed for lithium, potassium, boron, and magnesium using Test Methods for Evaluation of Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods (SW846), Third Edition. Laboratory used its own quality control and quality assurance protocols for sample analysis.
The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Afzaal Pirzada, P.Geo., a qualified person, as defined by NI 43-101 who works as a consultant with the Company.
About the South Big Smokey Valley Brine Lithium Project
The Company holds a 100% interest in the Big Smoky Valley Project comprising 659 placer claims covering approximately 13,000 acres’ land located in Nevada, USA. This Project has geological conditions favourable for hosting Lithium enriched brines. The Project is located 16 miles to the north of Albemarle Corp.’s Silver Peak mine which is the only brine lithium producing project in North America, and has been producing lithium from brines since 1966. The Company has completed a ground CSAMT geophysical survey and surface sediment / water sampling programs on the project and started drilling in 2016.
About Ultra Lithium Inc.
Ultra Lithium is an exploration and development company with a focus on the acquisition and development of lithium assets. The Company is currently focused on North American acquisitions and exploring its Big Smoky Valley Project located in Nevada, USA.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Kiki Smith, CFO
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