Melbourne, Australia - Nova Minerals Ltd.
(ASX:NVA) (FRA:QM3) (OTCMKTS:NVAAF) advices 37% owned Snow Lake Resources Ltd., d/b/a Snow Lake Lithium Ltd. (NASDAQ:LITM) ("Snow Lake" or the "Company"), confirmed today that it has received significant results from its first drill tests from the Grass River Pegmatite (GRP) dyke at the Snow Lake Lithium project, in Northern Manitoba.
The GRP dyke has defined widths of five to six meters and results were obtained with high-grade spodumene material from the third GRP hole, GPR-003, returning an intercept of 3.35% Li2O over three meters (See Table 1*, Figure 1, 2 and 3* - Photos of the high grade spodumene from the GRP dyke were released on April 28, 2022).
- First drill results revealed from the Grass River Pegmatite in Snow Lake, Manitoba
- Producing a high-grade result of 3.35% Li2O over three meters
- The new area has had widths of five to six meters intersected
- Snow Lake Lithium's exploration permits have been extended for another three years
These are the first results for the GRP Dyke and additional analysis will need to be reviewed in the future in order to put an orientation and clear dip on this dyke swarm. It should be noted that the GRP dyke outcrops on the surface. Current drilling will continue to focus on delineating the geometry of the GRP dyke and data collected as part of this drill campaign will be included in Snow Lake Lithium's next resource update.
In addition, Snow Lake Lithium's exploration permits have been extended by the Province of Manitoba for another three years.
Geology of the GRP Dyke and Host Rocks
The GRP dykes crosscut plutonic intrusive rocks of Monzonite composition, exhibiting medium to coarse grained Plagioclase crystals within a fine to medium grained mafic groundmass. Albitic to potassic feldspars occur frequently within the rock. The groundmass consists of amphiboles and occasional biotite. Garnet has been observed in small clusters within rare melanocratic groundmass.
The Monzite has been subject to considerable seracitic and hematitic alteration, often resulting in destruction of the original plutonic minerals and giving the rock a "bleached" appearance. Small quartz and granitic Aplite dykes are common.
The GRP pegmatite dykes appear to strike 110deg and dip about 60-65o SSW. The mineralogy of the dykes is typical for Lithium bearing pegmatite dykes, and consists of potassic feldspars, quartz, muscovite and to a lesser extent biotite, tourmaline and rare garnets and very rare beryl. The lithium bearing mineral is spodumene, which varies considerably in both grain size and distribution within the GRP dykes. Spodumene crystals can vary in size from 1 cm to over 10+ cm in size. The GRP dykes often exhibit very large spodumene crystals, often ranging in size from 10-15 cm long, and in the case of drill hole GRP-003, larger than the NQ core dimensions. The distribution of the crystals within the dyke intersections is sporadic, with some sections containing up to 25 to 30 percent Spodumene, and other sections that are Spodumene poor to barren, suggesting multiple pulses of fluids and crystal mush from the parent granitic magma. The mineralogy and mineral zonation of the dyke(s) will be the subject of further study in the coming months.
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About Nova Minerals Limited:
Nova Minerals Ltd.'s (ASX:NVA) (FRA:QM3) (OTCMKTS:NVAAF) vision is to develop North America's next major gold trend. The company is focused on exploration in Alaska's prolific Tintina Gold Belt, a province which hosts a 220 million ounce (Moz) documented gold endowment and some of the world's largest gold mines and discoveries including Victoria Gold's Eagle Mine and Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox Gold Mine. The company's flagship Estelle Project has a current total estimated JORC gold resource of 9.6Moz (3Moz Indicated and 6.6Moz Inferred). Estelle is a 45km long string of 15 identified gold prospects bracketed by the Korbel deposit in the north and the RPM deposit in the south. These two deposits are currently host to extensive exploration programs.
Additionally, Nova has an indirect interest in the Canadian Thompson Brothers Lithium Project through a substantial stake in Snow Lake Resources Ltd (NASDAQ:LITM) and holds a 12.99% interest in Torian Resources Ltd. (ASX:TNR), a gold exploration company based in Western Australia.
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