Vancouver, British Columbia, January 5th, 2023: Rock Edge Resources Ltd. (the "Company" or "Rock Edge") (CSE: REDG) is pleased to announce it has signed two option agreements to acquire a 100% interest in additional ground at its Superb Lake Lithium Project following recent channel sampling results of up to 5.84% Li2O over 1.1m (see press release dated December 14, 2022). The two properties add an additional 4,090 hectares to Rock Edge’s current coverage of 2,378 hectares (see press release dated Nov 29, 2022). The Maun and Terrier lithium properties are located 2.3 km and 15 km respectively from the most recent significant lithium channel results reported by Rock Edge.
Charles Desjardins, CEO of Rock Edge states, "Following our very positive Phase 1 exploration results at Superb Lake, we felt it prudent to expand our land holdings in what is becoming an important lithium-bearing pegmatite field. We guided our land expansion on the geological environment of our existing success coupled with studies and exploration recommendations made by the OGS in 2021-2022. We look forward to both expanding the positive results at the Superb Lake Lithium Project and getting boots on the ground on our additional landholdings."
Maun Lithium Property
The Maun Lithium Property consists of 51 mining claims totaling 1,454 hectares. The property straddles the terrane boundary between the East Wabigoon and English River subprovinces. These terrane boundaries are integrally related to the location of northwestern Ontario lithium deposits and occurrences, as they act as deep-seated sutures for parental granitic melts (Breaks et al., 20031) (Figure 1). The Maun Lithium Property is located approximately 2.3 km east of the Superb Lake pegmatite where Rock Edge recorded surface channel #3 of 2.47% Li2O over 3.2 m, which includes 5.84% Li2O over 1.1 m (Figure 2).
Terrier Lithium Property
The Terrier Lithium Property consists of 19 mining claims totaling 2,636 hectares. The property lies 8 km north of the English River-East Wabigoon terrane boundary. The property is located along the edge of a muscovite-bearing granitic pluton, a peraluminous S-type fertile parental granite (Breaks et al., 20031) and in contact with metasediments. Metasediments make excellent exo-contact hosts for rare-element pegmatites fractionating from a fertile granitic parent (Breaks et al., 20031). An east trending structural feature mapped by the OGS transects the property providing possible pathways for parental granitic melts (Figure 3). Reconnaissance mapping by the Ontario Department of Mines in 1931 along river and lake systems identified several pegmatites hosted within muscovite-bearing granites and metasediments. Some of these occurrences are located on the Terrier Lithium Property (Figure 4). Diamond drilling by Anaconda Mining in 1956 investigating iron formations to the north of the property noted white pegmatites containing garnet, tourmaline, muscovite and some instances fluorite with downhole intervals up to 30 m (OGS assessment file 42L10NE0004). These minerals are good indicators of fractionation from a fertile parental granite (Breaks et al., 20031) (Figure 4). Anaconda did not assay the pegmatites.
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