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First Energy Metals announces completes drilling at Phyllis

Mining News - Published on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

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First Energy Metals Ltd announced that it has completed Phase 1 Drill Program at its Phyllis Cobalt Property in Ontario. Two AW size diamond core drill holes were completed totalling eighty-two (82) metres drilled by Ombabika Development Corporation of Nipigon, Ontario. The first drill hole was drilled at 60-degree angle towards 070-degree azimuth to a depth of 40 m, and the second hole was drilled vertical to a depth of 42 m. Core logging by the exploration team indicates a fourteen (14)-metre-wide zone of strong sulphide mineralization including three (3) massive sulphide zones. The mineralization observed in the drill core consisted of massive to semi massive pyrite, chalcopyrite, and pentlandite. A total of twenty-eight (28) samples were taken from the core for cobalt-nickel-copper (Co-Ni-Cu) analysis. These samples were submitted to Activation Laboratories in Thunder Bay, ON and the results will be released as soon as available. The program was aimed at testing the central Phyllis Cobalt Zone below surface to see the depth and size of the gabbroic intrusion and related cobalt -copper-nickel mineralization. All core samples were logged and split by hydraulic core splitter with one half sent to the lab for analysis and the other half stored securely in Nipigon. The core sample lengths were selected depending on geological boundaries and visual sulphide mineralization.

The drill program was a follow up of surface sampling and trenching work carried out by the Company in 2018. Surface sampling of the Phyllis Cobalt Zone indicated cobalt (Co) values in the range of 0.001 % (10 parts per million "ppm") to 0.435% (4,350 ppm), copper (Cu) 0.03% to 0.602%, and nickel (Ni) 0.004% to 0.48% (See press release dated May 23,2018). The trenching and channel sampling work included a 4m intersection with 0.08% Cobalt (Co) and 0.39% Copper (Cu), including 1 m @ 0.24% Co, 0.39% Cu, and 0.19% Nickel (Ni) (See press release dated May 23,2018). The mineralization is hosted within a highly altered and fractured gabbro.

Mr. Gurminder Sangha, CEO of First Energy Metals stated that, "We are pleased with the successful completion of the drill program. The mineralization intercepted in drill holes reflect good potential for a cobalt-nickel-copper discovery in the subsurface.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 15 Mar 2019
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