Green Battery Minerals Inc. has provided an update for the Berkwood Graphite Project Drill Program located in Northern Quebec, Canada.
The company has announced that the 5th drill program at the Project is currently underway and is expected to conclude in the coming weeks.
The first phase of this Program commenced with drilling 12 holes for 998m at the never before drilled Zone 6 where previous work identified graphite exposure coincident with an EM Anomaly at surface. Six of the holes intercepted graphite mineralization and assay results are pending. The success of the program will translate into additional planning for drilling of zone 6 with favourable weather to better manage budget for the work.
The active drilling program is currently conducting a program of resource infill and expansion drilling at Zone 1. Three holes have been completed for a total of 249 meters to date. Drilling is scheduled to continue contingent upon seasonal weather and budgetary allowances.
The program has been punctuated by inclement weather, road repairs along the site access route, and mechanical issues which have been protracted due to industry-wide supply chain issues. The team has worked diligently to optimize the budget through the winter season with an emphasis on collecting valuable data to support Zone 6 exploration, and further development at Zone 1 to support an updated resource estimate.
Tom Yingling, President and CEO states, “We are very pleased to announce that our maiden drill program on Zone 6 has confirmed the presence of Graphite in numerous holes. This is a whole new graphitic body located only a short distance away from our existing resource located at Zone 1. Once the 3D model has been completed for Zone 6 and pinpointed future drill locations the Company plans to return to Zone 6 to continue drilling.”
“The Company is also pleased to announce that we are currently drilling on Zone 1. Zone 1 has a current NI 43-101 resource estimate, and the current drill program is designed to add to this resource by completing infill and resource expansion drilling. During the previous 4 drill programs completed at Zone 1 the Company has only drilled about 20% of the geophysical anomaly. To date every hole drilled into this anomaly has returned excellent graphite grades which average 17%.”
“The Company is very fortunate, compared to its peers, to not only have high average grade graphite and you can literally drive a truck and park it on top of the outcropping graphite as the infrastructure of roads is outstanding.”