Rockland Resources Obtains Surface Access at The Elektra Claystone Lithium Project In Sonora, Mexico
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / January 6, 2021 / Rockland Resources Ltd. (the "Company" or "Rockland") ( CSE: RKL ) is pleased to announce it has obtained surface access rights to its recently acquired Elektra ("Elektra Project") claystone lithium project located in northern Sonora, Mexico. The Elektra Project is contiguous to the large advanced Sonora Lithium Project ("Sonora") being constructed by Bacanora Lithium Plc ("Bacanora") and Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. ("Ganfeng") with lithium production anticipated in 2023.
Rockland's CEO, Mike England stated "With work permits in place and now surface access secured we are excited to move ahead on the Elektra Claystone Lithium Project in Mexico. Global demand for battery metals is at an all time high so our focus will be to advance Elektra expeditiously in 2022."
Rockland is assembling a team of industry professionals in both Mexico and Canada and is compiling all available historical data from the project to aid in determining a clear, concise exploration plan that is expected to commence this month.
Highlights of the Elektra Project:
- Large property - the Elektra project comprises four exploration concessions totalling 41,818 hectares (418 square kilometers) in the northern portion of the Sonora, Mexico.
- Drilling - Only a limited portion of the Agua Fria target has been drill tested to date. On the Agua Fria target, a total of 16 RC drill holes were completed between April and June 2017, comprising 1,762 meters. Drill results from this maiden drill program were encouraging with several intervals of greater than 900 ppm Li over widths of up to 90 meters. The best drill intercepts include hole AF 17-001 returning 1058 ppm Li over 33 meters from a depth of 3 meters; plus 21 meters averaging 1043 ppm Li from a depth of 54 meters, and in hole AF 17-014, from 0 to 24 meters, 1050 ppm Li over 24 meters. The Elektra Property has additional lithium anomaly targets on Tecolote that have not been drilled.
- Knowledge and Data - the Elektra Project was initially evaluated in 2015 and the current Mexican owners, and members of the technical team, remain involved. Work conducted from 2015 to 2018 is readily available to the company and was completed to 43-101 standards and represents an opportunity to fast-track exploration activities on various targets on the Elektra Project.
- Strategic Position - the Elektra Project concessions are contiguous to the north (Tecolote) and south (Tule) of Bacanora-Ganfeng's Sonora Property, on trend with the mineralized lithium-bearing clay units localised within volcaniclastic sediment successions in the basins. The Agua Fria target is located southwest of the Sonora Property and was the site of the discovery of significant lithium-bearing clay units in surface exposures and in reverse circulation (RC) drilling in 2016-2017.
- The Agua Fria prospect, located within the Elektra concession, was interpreted as having similarities to the La Ventana Zone on the Sonora Property and is characterized by fine-grained minerals, a portion which contain lithium, providing significant potential to increase plant feed grades by beneficiation.
Garry Clark, P.Geo ,a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release as it pertains to the Elektra Lithium Property.
Lithium values and mineralization described on adjacent properties in similar rocks are not representative of the mineralization on the Elektra Project, and historical work and activities on the Elektra Project have not been verified and should not be relied upon.
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