Redzone Resources Inc. (TSXV: REZ, Frankfurt 3F2.F, OTC:REZZF) (“the Company” or “Redzone”) is pleased to announce that Following the acquisition of additional land claims, bringing the total to 4,876 acres, Engineering & Environmental Consultants, on behalf of Redzone Resources Ltd., conducted an initial mapping, prospecting and sampling campaign which identified several new outcrops and subcrops of pegmatite dikes, adding to the ones already identified on the original claim package. Initial assay results highlight two new areas of interest for lithium mineralization. The grab samples from the new outcropping dikes returned assay results up to 1.21 per cent Li2O (lithium oxide), confirming the potential for lithium mineralization outside of the Lucky Mica dike. Further sampling of the Lucky Mica dike returned four high-grade samples (0.42 per cent, 1.90 per cent, 4.13 per cent and 4.78 per cent Li2O), confirming the results from past campaigns. Past sampling on the dike by SGS Canada Inc. in 2017 confirmed the potential economical grade values associated with the dike with assay results as high as 7.50 per cent Li2O from select panned concentrate of spodumene.
A total of 22 new spodumene-bearing showings were identified throughout the property and 66 grab samples were sent for geochemical analysis.
The first new area of interest is located four kilometres northeast of the Lucky Mica dike and comprises three new lithium-bearing dikes. The first dike is exposed through six outcrops with a strike length of 240 metres toward the northeast. The biggest outcrop is located at the south end of this area and comprises the historical Dove mine. The outcrop is roughly 20 m in length and shows a dike with an approximate width of 10 m. Initial sampling of the dike material returned anomalous lithium values with a maximum value at 0.18 per cent Li2O. The other dikes are located north of the Dove mine and comprise two en echelon dikes exposed through multiple northwest-trending outcrops. Both dikes have strike lengths of approximately 180 m and widths varying from one m to three m. Grab samples from the dikes have returned lithium values as high as 1.21 per cent Li2O.
The second new area of interest is located 700 m west of the Lucky Mica dike. This dike comprises a series of five northwest-trending outcrops exposed on a strike length of 90 m. The outcrops show dike width varying between two m and seven m. The outcrops are mostly composed of spodumene-muscovite-bearing pegmatites and grab samples highlighted anomalous lithium values with maximum values of 0.21 per cent and 0.29 per cent Li2O.
These new dikes, if shown to have economical grade, have the potential to triple the previous potential, as estimated by SGS.
Future exploration work
Given the successful identification of other lithium-bearing pegmatite dikes, further exploration work will be conducted on the property. Continuing prospecting in the Li-Enrichment zone of the property might identify other ore-grade pegmatite occurrences. Further work on the already identified dikes will focus on gathering geological and mineralogical information by conducting stripping of the outcrops and channel sampling. Samples will be sent for assays and mineralogical test work to identify the mineral phases associated with lithium mineralization. Stripping and future drilling will also focus on identifying possible internal zonation of the dike and weathering profile, as lithium can be leached out of spodumene during the weathering process.
Rock chip samples were collected at various locations within the company’s property, specifically of pegmatite. Samples of approximately two to five pounds. were collected as multiple small fragments, from either outcrop or subcrop and placed inside individually uniquely numbered bags and secured. At each rock chip location the latitude and longitude were recorded by a hand-held GPS (global positioning system), and noted. A brief sample description and additional comments as necessary were recorded at each sample location. All sampling protocols remained constant throughout the program. The bags were transported to Skyline Laboratories in Tucson, Ariz., for sample preparation. Subsequent geochemical analysis was conducted by Skyline.
In the laboratory, samples are crushed and pulverized to produce an homogenous subsample for analysis via a four-acid digestion/ICP-OES and ICP-MS (Skyline code TE-5) for silver, aluminum, arsenic, barium, beryllium, bismuth, calcium, cadmium, cerium, cobalt, chromium, caesium, copper, iron, gallium, germanium, hafnium, indium, potassium, lanthanum, lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, sodium, niobium, nickel, phosphorus, lead, rubidium, rhenium, sulphur, antimony, scandium, tin, strontium, tantalum, terbium, tellurium, thorium, titanium, thallium, uranium, vanadium, tungsten, yttrium, zinc and zirconium. Lithium results exceeding 5,000 parts per million are reanalyzed via sodium-peroxide fusion and hydrochloric-acid digestion in Teflon tubes and then analyzed by ICP-MS.
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All scientific and technical disclosure herein has been prepared under the supervision of Bernie Stannus, PEng, a consultant to EEC, the company’s local contractor, a qualified person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 — Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Stannus has verified all sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information contained in this news release and review of certified assay certificates against the assay data.