VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA / April 2, 2018 / MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG / OTCQB: MGXMF) is pleased to announce that the Spring Drill program at the Company’s Case Lake Lithium JV (“Case Lake”) will commence in May. Spring/Summer drilling will total 8,000 meters followed by an additional 7,000 meters of planned drilling in the Fall. There have been 8,400 meters of drilling completed at Case Lake to date. Substantial spodumene mineralization intersections have included:
- PWM-17-34: 1.81 % Li2O over 17.0 m
- PWM-17-33: 2.11 % Li2O over 11.0 m
- PWM-17-10: 1.74 % Li2O over 15.06 m
- PWM-17-08: 1.94 % Li2O over 26.0 m
The 8,000 meter Spring drill program will target new spodumene pegmatite dykes located between the Main Dyke and the South Dyke (Target 1) (Figure 1). These new dykes were discovered in the final drilling of the Main Dyke in the Fall of 2017 and include drill hole PWM-17-49 with 1.61% Li2O and 143.8 ppm Ta over 3.0 meters.
The Spring drill program will also target the area between the Main Dyke and the Northeast Dykes (Target 2). Coarse-grained spodumene pegmatite was intersected in the Main and North Dykes and in the Northeast Dyke. The Northeast Dyke is located 900 meters Northeast along strike of the North and Main Dykes and is within the same tonalite dome as the North and Main Dykes. The Northeast, North and the Main Dykes are on-strike and all within the same dome indicating that they were emplaced in the same deep-seated structure.
Additional drilling will test spodumene mineralization identified during the mapping program on granitic outcrops west of the Main Dyke (Target 3). Followup drilling in the Fall will target the East Dyke, down dip extension of Main Dyke and additional targets within the dome identified during the Spring.
The Case Lake Property is located in Steele and Case townships, 80 km east of Cochrane, NE Ontario close to the Ontario-Quebec border. The Case Lake pegmatite swarm consists of five dykes: North, Main, South, East and Northeast Dykes. The Northeast Dyke contains very coarse-grained spodumene. MGX currently has a paid up 20% working interest in Case Lake and four other lithium hard rock properties in Ontario controlled by Power Metals as well as any additional properties acquired prior to August 2020. The Company has the right to acquire an additional 15% working interest, for a total of 35%, in Case Lake Lithium and the other lithium properties by making a one-time payment of $10M prior to August 2020. The Company holds an option to acquire 10,000,000 shares of Power Metals at $0.65 (see press release dated August 2, 2017.
The technical portions of this press release were reviewed by Andris Kikauka (P. Geo.), Vice President of Exploration for MGX Minerals. Mr. Kikauka is a non-independent Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards.