The Company has completed six of the eleven fully funded drillholes planned and permitted for Phase I, intercepting over 86% of total drill footage within the Siebert Formation.
Despite drilling to nearly 1,000 ft, Pan American has not encountered the base of the Seibert Formation, which has locally been shown to host significant lithium grades.
Calgary AB – Pan American Energy Corp. (the “Company” or “Pan American”) (CSE: PNRG) (OTC PINK: PAANF) (FRA: SS6) is pleased to announce the Company and its contractors (“Contractors”), KB Drilling (“KB”) and RESPEC Consulting Inc. (“RESPEC”) has encountered a total of 3297.50 feet of continuous potential lithium-bearing claystone and sedimentary units across six (6) of the eleven (11) funded drill hole program. The Company is permitted for a total of twenty-two drill holes to a max depth of 1,000 ft per hole.
The Company completed the sixth (6) drillhole, HL020, on March 19th, 2023, drilling to a total depth of 598 feet. Of the total drill footage to date, over eighty-six (86) percent (%) has been in the Siebert Formation, which has been proven by neighboring projects to host significant lithium grades at multiple horizons. The Company and its contractors have mobilized and begun drilling at the seventh (7) drillhole, HL018, which is at the center of the northern border of the property, adjacent to American Battery Technology Corp’s (“ABTC”) Tonopah Flats southern border. To date, the Company has not encountered bedrock or the base of the Siebert Formation, creating an opportunity for deeper drilling in follow-on exploration programs.
Jason Latkowcer, Pan American’s Chief Executive Officer, states, “We are thrilled with the results of our drill program thus far and are highly optimistic based on visual logging and our geologist’s interpretation of the core. With each drill hole, we are observing increasing thicknesses of potential lithium-bearing claystone as progress approaches the anticipated center of the depositional basin. Having not encountered the base of the Siebert Formation, we believe there to be a tremendous opportunity for program expansion in subsequent exploration phases. Assay samples are in queue and will help quantify and validate our belief in the project’s potential. We look forward to continuing to execute towards our goal of defining the lithium potential on our property”.
Figure 1: Drilling Tracker
Figure 2: Drill Hole, HL020, Core
Figure 3: Drill Hole, HL022, Core
Figure 4: Yohaly Mwamba, RESPEC Project Geologist, Logging HL010 Core
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed by Tabetha Stirrett, P.Geo, who is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.
About Pan American Energy Corp.
Pan American Energy Corp. (CSE: PNRG) (OTC PINK: PAANF) (FSE: SS6) is an exploration stage company engaged principally in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties containing battery metals in North America.
The Company’s maiden asset is the 100% owned Green Energy Lithium Project, located in the Paradox Basin, Utah, USA. The Company has also entered a property option agreement with Horizon Lithium LLC with the right to acquire 100% interest in the Horizon Lithium Project, located within the Clayton Valley – Tonopah Lithium Belt, Nevada, USA.
The Company executed an option agreement in Canada with Magabra Resources with the right to acquire up to 90% interest in the drill-ready Big Mack Lithium Project, 80 km north of Kenora, Ontario.
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