Unity finishes sampling program at Miller's Crossing
Unity Energy Corp. has completed its phase 1 near-surface short-hole sampling program to test brine sediments on its 100-per-cent-owned Miller's Crossing lithium project in the Big Smoky Valley, Nevada.
Sediment sampling was completed by hand to investigate for the presence of lithium in the near-surface soil profile. Sampling was completed utilizing a grid with north-south and east-west lines. A total of 15 samples were collected to a maximum depth of one metre below surface. Sediment horizons encountered were classified as volcanogenic clays and salt-bearing zones, each of which is favourable for the potential accumulation of lithium.
All samples have shipped to Western Environmental Testing Laboratory in Sparks, Nev., which is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-accredited independent laboratory. The samples will be analyzed for lithium, potassium and boron using test methods for evaluation of solid waste, physical/chemical methods (SW846).
The results of this program in conjunction with historical gravity survey data will be used to develop a detailed exploration plan for the property, which is expected to culminate in phase 3 deep-hole drilling (see news release of April 21, 2016).
Regarding the completion of the field program, chief executive officer Ian Graham commented: "We are very pleased to have encountered sedimentary layers which appear to be favourable for hosting concentrated lithium salts and other commercial compounds.
The phase 1 baseline survey will be used to guide phase 2 drilling, which targets sample depths of up to 50 metres."
The technical contents of this news release have been prepared under the supervision of Dr. Peter Born, PGeo. Dr. Born is a qualified person, as that term is defined in National Instrument 43-101, and has approved this news release.