Musk Metals Corp. [MUSK-CSE; EMSKF-OTC] has planned an eight-hole drill program to commence this month on its 100%-owned Elon lithium project located approximately 600 metres northeast of the Lithium Amerique du Nord project in Abitibi, Quebec, which produced over 907,000 tonnes of material, at 1.40% LiO2 (lithium superoxide) from 1955 to 1965.
Intervention permits were received on May 18th, 2022 for the opening of access trails and exploratory trenches, and the permit will be reused for the drill program. The drilling work will start in early August, targeting magnetic anomalies and possible sources of soil anomalies from recent surveys. Musk Metals has completed ground and airborne surveys as well as sampling and has identified two high priority lithium/tantalum targets in the southwest portion of the Elon Lithium Property,
In March of 2022, Dynamic Discoveries Geosciences was mandated to identify high priority drill targets using a property wide geophysical interpretation along with results from high resolution heliborne magnetic survey flown in December 2021. This interpretation along with assay results allowed the Company to define multiple targets showing potential for lithium discoveries. Possible dykes swarms cross-cutting the interpreted intrusions, concordant with till anomalies which show a context alike the Quebec Lithium Mine located 600 metres southwest of the Elon Lithium Property.
Nader Vatanchi, CEO, stated, “We have systematically completed multiple geophysical and sampling surveys as well as a full geophysical interpretation of the Elon property and are excited to test our new high priority targets. The upcoming drill program will combine all the data from the previous stages of exploration in this Phase 1 program and complete up to 8 drill holes at Elon. Musk Metals anticipates an active period with multiple exploration and drill programs in close proximity to recent significant discoveries throughout Ontario and Quebec.”
Musk Metals expects to drill eight holes, each approximately 150 metres deep, for a total 1,200 metres. Six holes (001 to 005 and 008) are located on previously authorized permit, while the last two (006 and 007) are subject to the authorization of a new permit that is being applied for. The holes target magnetic lows, possible sources of soil anomalies or interpreted contact between units. Unexplored targets in the present program will be subject to future exploration work, such as shallow drilling and or further trenching.
Mountain bike trails, cross-country ski trails and other trails are present on the southern part of the property. To prevent damage to these trails, the company will be using existing roads outside of the trail system to access their drill pads.