VANCOUVER – Green Battery Minerals Inc. [GEM-TSXV; GBMIF-OTCQB; BK2P-FSE] reported initial assay results from 12 diamond drill holes completed as part of the company’s successful first phase of drilling on the newly discovered zone 6 area at the 100%-owned Berkwood graphite project, situated 280 km north of Baie-Comeau, Quebec. The program drilled into the outcrops and proved up our concept that our graphite is open to depth.
A total of 12 exploratory drill holes were completed for a total of 970 metres. Six of the twelve drill locations were drilled into outcrops and intersected significant graphite enrichment. The other six holes where exploratory holes meant to explore various areas on our airborne geophysical anomaly.
|Tom Yingling, President and CEO, stated, “We are very pleased to announce that our maiden drill program on Zone 6 has not only confirmed the presence of Graphite in numerous holes but that we have some significant intersects of graphite testing as high as 28 percent. Maiden drill programs on a new geophysical target are always risky so having such great results right out of the gate is very encouraging. Zone 6 is a whole new graphitic body located only a short distance away from our existing resource located at Zone 1. Now that we have compiled the data from the 12 holes drilled on Zone 6, we can pinpoint future drill locations planned for the Summer drill program.”
Highlights intersections from initial Zone 6 assay results include drill hole BK6-21-01 that intersected 39.3 metres of graphite enrichment from 28.0 to 67.3 metres and 8 metres of graphite enrichment from 15.0 to 23.0 metres, for a total of 46 samples submitted.
BK6-21-04 intersected 13.2 metres graphite enrichment from 26.0 to 40.0 metres for a total of 11 samples submitted. BK6-21-07 with 9.3 metres graphite enrichment from 32.0 to 41.3 metres for a total of 12 samples submitted.
We were only able to drill into outcrops 1 and 2 as the terrain was too steep to get the drill into position on the other outcrops. Summer drilling will be much better to set the drill up on these other outcrops. The company is excited to drill into these remaining outcrops as all of them have been tested and assays have shown that they contain graphite as high as 40 percent.
The programs first drill hole (BK6-21-01) encountered a cumulative total of 43.3 metres of graphite enrichment contained within two distinct enriched horizons, the drilling intersected the enriched horizons at an oblique angle thus true thicknesses are not known. While the fourth drillhole (BK6-21-04), located to scissor the successful intersection from the first hole to confirm grade thickness of the graphite enrichment, the precise orientation of the intersected enriched horizons is not known therefore true thicknesses cannot be inferred.
Drill hole BK6-21-01 returned 29.5 metres of 27.39 C (graphite), including 28.48 metres of 28.37% graphite. BK6-21-04 returned 8.15 metres of 7.24% graphite, including 6.15 metres of 9.58% graphite.
Drillhole BK6-21-07 and BK6-21-08 targeted enriched horizons between BK6-21-04 and BK6-21-05 to further confirm further continuation of the graphite horizon along strike. These two drillholes were successful and intersected enrichment from 32.0 to 41.3 metres (9.3 metres graphite enrichment) and 41.7 to 49.9 metres (8.2 metres graphite enrichment) respectively. BK-21-07 returned 9.3 metres of 9.18% graphite, including 1.6 metres of 14.69% graphite and including 3.85 metres of 15.73% graphite. BK6-21-08 returned 8.2 metres of 15.51% graphite, including 5.5 metres of 22.37% graphite.
BK6-21-10, and BK6-21-11 similarly targeted along strike extensions from BK6-21-01 toward the west and intersected 2.5 metres of graphite enrichment from 16.5 to 19.0 metres, and 2.4 metres of graphite enrichment, from 44.6 to 47.0 metres in BK6-21-11.
The 2021 drilling focused on the southern limb of the interpreted fold structure, the successful intersections suggest a structurally controlled antiform hosts the graphite enriched horizons, and distribution is broadly coincident with the magnetic anomaly, the company intends to complete additional structural mapping followed by further confirmation drilling in Q2/Q3 of 2022.