Results embody 15.0m averaging 1.73 g/t Pt, 1.92 g/t Pd, 0.70% Cu, 0.30% Ni
Clean Air Metals Inc. (TSX:AIR.V)
— Abraham Drost, CEO
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA, March 31, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Clean Air Metals Inc. (“Clean Air Metals” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AIR; FRA: CKU; OTCQB: CLRMF) is happy to announce new assay outcomes from the 2022 drill marketing campaign from the Escape PGE-Cu-Ni Deposit on the Company’s Thunder Bay North Project close to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (the “Project”).
New assays from the Escape Deposit Steepledge extension contains (Table 1):
• Hole ELR22-115 which intersected 15.0m grading 1.73g/t Platinum (Pt), 1.92g/t Palladium (Pd), 0.70% Copper (Cu) and 0.30% Nickel (Ni) from 237.5m-252.5m downhole together with 2.8m grading 2.86 g/t Platinum (Pt), 3.05g/t Palladium (Pd), 1.18% Copper (Cu) and 0.38% Nickel (Ni) from 246.40-249.18m downhole (Figure 1).
The Escape Deposit additionally underwent an extra 37,000m of enlargement drilling in 2021, which has established continuity between the Escape South High Grade Zone and the Steepledge Extension and should add materially to the Thunder Bay North Project Indicated mineral useful resource (efficient November 1, 2021) of 14,553,324 million tonnes grading 8.12 g/t platinum-equivalents (PtEq) (reported December 1, 2021).
Mineral useful resource endowment and platinum-equivalents are quoted pursuant to the Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimate for the Thunder Bay North Project, Thunder Bay, Ontario, with an efficient date of January 20, 2021 (the “Technical Report”). The Technical Report was posted to SEDAR March 4, 2021 and ready by Nordmin Engineering Ltd., QP Glen Kuntz, P.Geo. Ontario. Nordmin as QP utilized 2-year trailing common metallic value assumptions for an up to date mineral useful resource efficient November 1, 2021, as a foundation for the Preliminary Economic Assessment reported on December 1, 2021 and filed January 12, 2022.
Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA)
The Company introduced a complete mine plan and cashflow mannequin for each the Escape Deposit and Current Deposit as a part of a PEA for the Current and Escape PGE-Cu-Ni Deposits of the Thunder Bay North Project on December 1, 2021. The associated Technical Report was filed on SEDAR on January 12, 2022 https://cleanairmetals.ca/site/assets/files/5750/21015-01-pfs-0000_ni_43_101_pea_12jan2022.pdf
Abraham Drost, CEO of Clean Air Metals said that “there is a total of 37,000m of previously reported drilling results from the Escape Deposit in 2021 which are not yet applied to an updated mineral resource for the Thunder Bay North Project. Assay results to date suggest good continuity of mineralization between sections along the 900m trend of mineralization between the Escape South High Grade Zone (HGZ) (>5g/t Pt+Pd) and Steepledge South Zone (Figure 1).
Previous step-out drilling on the margins of the Escape South High Grade Zone (HGZ) and continuing up trend to the Steepledge area continues to deliver impressive assay results. Under the results of the recent PEA press release, the Escape South High Grade Zone (HGZ) (>5g/t Pt+Pd) is identified as a high value potential mining area at the base of the Escape Deposit in years commencing in Year 4 of the PEA mine plan, pursuant to the recently delivered PEA technical report (filed January 12, 2022).”
Figure 1: Drill Hole Intercepts within the Escape Deposit Area:
Clean Air Metals continued to use COVID-19 avoidance and private safety measures for its geological workers, drilling contractor and repair suppliers through the third quarter and has had zero occurrences of office COVID-related sickness since inception. Personnel have been required to take care of bodily distance, use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), self-monitor and self-isolate or elect to work at home. Management had beforehand eradicated plans for a camp setup to service a deliberate diamond drill marketing campaign on the Thunder Bay North Project. The Company continues to comply with altering provincial authorities pointers.
Mineral Exploration and Development continues to be an important service within the Province of Ontario (http://www.netnewsledger.com/2020/03/23/ontario-covid-19-business-allowed-to-remain-open-list-march-23-2020/).
Dr. Geoff Heggie, Ph.D., P.Geo., a Qualified Person beneath National Instrument 43-101 and Vice President – Exploration for the Company, has reviewed and permitted all technical data on this press launch.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Clean Air Metals makes use of ALS Global (“ALS”), a well-established and acknowledged mineral assay and geochemical analytical providers firm. The Thunder Bay laboratory holds ISO-9000 accreditation; the Vancouver facility holds ISO-17025 registration.
All NQ-sized drill core is minimize with a diamond-tipped noticed blade with half of the core submitted to ALS for pattern preparation and evaluation. Core samples from chosen intervals are individually bagged and tagged, gathered up in bigger sealed poly luggage and shipped to the pattern prep facility in Thunder Bay, ON beneath custody of Clean Air Metals’ personnel always. Sample preparation is accomplished on the ALS pattern preparation facility positioned in Thunder Bay, ON and evaluation is accomplished on the main ALS assay laboratory positioned in Vancouver, B.C.
Clean Air Metals follows a documented high quality management process for its core assay sampling program consisting of the insertion of blind blanks, duplicates, and authorized Palladium-Platinum and Copper-Nickel requirements into the pattern stream. The insertion process leads to a minimal of 11% to 12% management pattern frequency relying on the size of the sampled interval.
Gold, platinum, and palladium are analyzed utilizing fireplace assay (FA) with an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) end. Samples with grades above the optimum ICP-MS detection limits are analyzed utilizing an optical emission spectroscopy methodology (ICP-OES).
Also, thirty-three (33) components of every pattern, together with copper, nickel, silver, chromium, cobalt, and sulphur, are analyzed by a multi-element analytical methodology utilizing the atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) method following four-acid digestion of the pattern. When samples have grades above the optimum detection limits for this analytical methodology, they’re re-analyzed utilizing a high-grade methodology consisting of both ICP-AES or atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) methods.
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