Unity Energy is pleased to announce that it has received chemical analysis from its first pass drilling and sampling program on its 100% owned Miller's Crossing Lithium Project in Esmeralda County, Nevada.
The drilling was intended to follow up on positive surface sampling, which was carried out in April 2016 and confirmed presence of lithium in alluvial gravels and clays.
A total of 7 holes were completed, generating 22 intersections of interest. All holes encountered brown clays as well as silty brown sands and grey fine to coarse-grained sand. In addition, two water samples were collected where the water table was encountered within the drill-hole as well as two anomalous salt samples at surface.
The deepest test hole reached a depth of approximately 8m and anomalous lithium values were detected throughout the near-surface sediment column. The Company intends to follow up this reconnaissance drilling with a surface IP survey and, if warranted, to conduct deeper exploratory drilling to test brine water for lithium enrichment.
Regarding the completion of the drill program, CEO Ian Graham commented, "These are encouraging results which certainly justify further exploration in this emerging lithium camp. We are currently filing permit applications for the ground survey, which is expected to commence in the fall."
Samples were shipped to Western Environmental Testing Laboratory in Sparks, Nevada, which is an USEPA accredited independent laboratory.
The samples were analyzed for lithium, potassium and boron, using Test Methods for Evaluation of Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods (SW846), Third Edition. The laboratory used its own quality control and quality assurance protocols for sample analysis.