Appia samples 6.21 m of 22.35 wt% TREO at Alces Lake
APPIA ENERGY Corp. has provided the remaining analytical results from surface channel samples collected from the Bell, Dante, Dylan and Ivan zones as part of the company’s completed 2018 summer exploration program carried out on the Alces Lake property in Northern Saskatchewan.
All zones exhibited high-grade rare earth element (REE) mineralization; in particular, the Ivan and Dylan zones displayed the highest-grade results returned on the property to date. The highlights from each zone are as follows:
• Ivan zone — 22.35 weight per cent total rare earth
oxide (TREO) over 6.21 metres (line 6), and 23.24 weight per cent TREO average grade;
• Ivan zone — 53.01 weight per cent TREO over 1.23 metres (line 4), which is the highest grade returned on the property;
• Dylan zone — 41.53 weight per cent TREO over 1.02 metres (line 10) and 31.83 weight per cent TREO average grade;
• Dante zone — 22.34 weight per cent TREO over 0.66 metre (line 1) and 13.76 weight per cent TREO average grade;
• Bell zone — 14.31 weight per cent TREO over 1.49 metres (line 4) and 10.24 weight per cent TREO average grade.
Assay results for the 15 drill holes are still pending. They will be announced in the coming weeks as received and analyzed by the company.
James Sykes, vice-president of exploration and development for Appia, commented: “We are extremely pleased with the final results from the surface channel sampling program on the Alces Lake property. Not only do the results from the zones highlighted above compare favourably with previously reported results from the Charles (14.90 weight per cent TREO over 5.1 metres) and Wilson (14.35 weight per cent TREO over 4.75 metres) zones, but the Ivan and Dylan zones truly showcase the high-grade REE potential of the property: these are some of the highest-grade REEs reported in the world.”
The high-grade REO zones have proven to be continuous along strike, which enhances the exploration potential of the property. To date, only 0.5 hectare (1.2 acres) of the property have been stripped of overburden, resulting in seven zones of high-grade REEs having been exposed. An additional nine prospective REE showings are within 400 metres of the current REE zones and at least two additional historical REE showing areas (Forget Lake and Oldman River) still require follow-up on the west side of the property.
Appia plans to continue exploration on the Alces Lake property during summer 2019 with: (i) detailed ground gravity surveys exploring for subsurface REE zones; (ii) continuation of overburden stripping and channel sampling of nine known and two historical REE showings; and (iii) an extensive drill program to further delineate the known REO zones at depth.
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Erika Flores condensed this news release (email@example.com).
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