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Pan American Energy Announces Further Drill Results at the Big Mack Lithium Project, Including Intersecting 22.85 m at 1.67% Li2O

01.02.2024  |  GlobeNewswire

CALGARY, Feb. 01, 2024 - Pan American Energy Corp. (CSE: PNRG | OTC: PAANF | FRA: SS60) ("Pan American" or the "Company") is pleased to announce additional assay results on 14 holes from the ongoing 2023/2024 diamond drill program on the Big Mack Lithium Project ("Property"), located approximately 80 kilometers north of the town of Kenora, ON. The drilling campaign is being carried out by Full force Diamond Drilling Ltd. ("Full Force") under the geological guidance of Axiom Exploration Group Ltd. ("Axiom").

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drilling encountered high grade lithium-bearing intercepts within the Big Mack and Eleven Zone pegmatites:
    • 1.90% Li2O over 16.90 meters within the western flank of the Big Mack pegmatite of 1.67% Li2O over 22.85 meters (BM23-011)
    • 1.78% Li2O over 6.75 meters within the western flank of the Big Mack pegmatite of 1.46% Li2O over 12.00 meters (BM23-012)
    • 2.36% Li2O over 1.90 meters and 1.79% Li2O over 6.60 meters within the western flank of the Big Mack pegmatite of 1.51% Li2O over 16.60 meters (BM23-014)
    • 2.13% Li2O over 2.00 meters within the Eleven Zone pegmatite of 1.34% Li2O over 7.67 meters (BM23-017)
    • 1.51% Li2O over 4.00 meters, 1.77% Li2O over 6.00 meters and 1.59% Li2O over 4.80 meters within the Eleven Zone pegmatite of 1.32% Li2O over 22.20 meters (BM23-021)
  • Holes 10 to 15 show multiple lenses of lithium mineralization continue west from the interior of the Big Mack pegmatite.
  • Holes 16 to 22 show multiple lenses of lithium mineralization stack below surface at the Eleven Zone pegmatite and remain open at depth.
  • The on-going drilling program is currently testing a lithium surface anomaly that coincides with a geophysical target along strike of the Eleven Zone towards the west.

Drill hole BM23-009 to BM23-015 were drilled to test the western flank of the Big Mack pegmatite, while BM23-016 to BM23-022 were drilled to test the Eleven Zone pegmatite. Big Mack targets BM23-010 and BM23-011 returned encouraging values of 1.23% Li2O over 22.60 m and 1.67% Li2O over 22.85 m respectively, while BM23-0014 returned 1.51% over 16.60 m. Eleven Zone targets BM23-017 and BM23-021 intercepted 1.50% Li2O over 14.53 m and 1.32% Li2O over 22.20 m respectively. These results indicate that meaningful mineralization may continue at depth through the western zone of the pegmatite, and provide valuable insights into mapping of the internal structure for Big Mack and Eleven Zone. Table 1 highlights assay result details on holes BM23-009 to BM23-022, and Table 2 describes the attributes associated with these drill holes.

Phase one of the 2023/2024 drilling program was completed in late-2023, when the Company drilled 35 holes (including one abandoned hole), to a total meterage of 4,582 meters. Targeting is based upon historical drilling analyses, the UAV magnetic survey conducted on the Property, and the Company's 2023 field prospecting program. In this second phase of the program, the Company plans to drill approximately 5,000 meters to delineate the Big Mack and Eleven Zone pegmatites, test their down-dip extensions, explore the Sprinkler Zone, and test other exploration targets. To-date, over 6,800 meters have been drilled across 50 collar locations as part of the 2023/2024 drill program, with 2,317 samples having been submitted for analysis at the time of this news release.

Jason Latkowcer, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We continue to see promising intercepts at the Big Mack western flank drilling and the Eleven Zone pegmatite to the west. These impressive intercepts will help the team plan follow-up drilling to test deeper targets and understand the geometry of these pegmatite bodies and their lenses. Strategic drilling will continue to test the western side of Big Mack before moving to focus on exploration drilling toward the Sprinkler Zone to understand the geology between the two eastern pegmatite bodies. Our ranked targets are quickly becoming higher confidence with our successful intercepts and promising assays, and further exploration step-outs will be planned as the drill campaign continues."

Table 1: 2023 Big Mack Drill Hole Assay Highlights Table

* (not true widths)

Hole ID From (m) To (m) Interval
(m)
Li2O (wt%)
BM23-009 - - - No Significant values
BM23-010 24.00 46.60 22.60 1.23
Inc. 27.00 34.00 7.00 1.58
Inc. 38.00 42.80 4.80 1.53
Inc. 45.00 46.60 1.60 1.44
BM23-011 22.60 45.45 22.85 1.67
Inc. 23.90 40.80 16.90 1.90
BM23-012 49.00 61.00 12.00 1.46
Inc. 51.00 57.75 6.75 1.78
Inc. 52.00 53.75 1.75 2.54
BM23-013 42.00 58.30 16.30 1.04
Inc. 42.00 51.00 9.00 1.28
BM23-014 80.00 96.60 16.60 1.48
Inc. 82.60 89.20 6.60 1.79
Inc. 83.60 85.50 1.90 2.36
BM23-015 98.30 109.00 10.70 1.14
Inc. 98.30 106.00 7.70 1.44
BM23-016 30.90 39.60 8.70 0.94
Inc. 33.90 37.00 3.10 1.33
BM23-017 23.87 38.40 14.53 1.50
Inc. 30.45 36.00 5.55 2.54
43.33 51.00 7.67 1.34
Inc. 49.00 51.00 2.00 2.13
BM23-018 63.35 65.26 1.91 0.89
71.07 76.37 5.30 1.00
Inc. 73 74.87 1.87 1.69
90.50 99.00 8.50 0.96
BM23-019 66.60 68.40 1.80 1.38
Inc. 66.60 67.60 1.00 2.13
95.00 98.00 3.00 1.24
Inc. 96.00 97.00 1.00 2.86
BM23-020 22.48 26.40 3.92 0.65
BM23-021 97.60 119.80 22.20 1.32
Inc. 98.60 103.00 4.40 1.51
Inc. 106.00 112.00 6.00 1.77
Inc. 115.00 119.80 4.80 1.56
BM23-022 74.67 84.00 9.33 0.87
Inc. 76.00 81.00 5.00 1.32


Table 2: Attributes for Drill Hole BM23-009 to BM23-022

Hole ID Easting
NAD 83/UTM
Zone 15N
Northing
NAD 83/UTM
Zone 15N
Elevation
(m)
Dip
(°)
Azimuth
(°)
Total
Depth (m)
Core
Size
Target
BM23-009 386422.16 5569925.65 365.17 -45 358 174 NQ Exploration
BM23-010 386469.09 5569907.95 364.46 -45 185 72 NQ Big Mack
BM23-011 386496.74 5569899.54 364.06 -45 180 84 NQ Big Mack
BM23-012 386450.2 5569925 360.823 -47 181 93 NQ Big Mack
BM23-013 386508.33 5569917.472 359.754 -48 180 108 NQ Big Mack
BM23-014 386465.48 5569947.81 357.859 -45 179 133 NQ Big Mack
BM23-015 386465.48 5569947.805 357.859 -58 179 180 NQ Big Mack
BM23-016 386387.994 5569948.48 364.279 -45 0 72 NQ Eleven
BM23-017 386358.527 5569947.713 361.749 -45 0 72 NQ Eleven
BM23-018 386343.486 5569924.532 358.096 -46 359 120 NQ Eleven
BM23-019 386314.163 5569927.112 351.723 -46 358.5 162 NQ Eleven
BM23-020 386300.259 5569952.75 345.827 -46 0 132 NQ Eleven
BM23-021 386356.224 5569911.126 359.34 -47 359 180 NQ Eleven
BM23-022 386368.955 5569933.38 361.998 -50 6 141 NQ Eleven



Figure 1: Core photo of hole BM23-017 (21.14m to 38.04m) highlighting Li2O% values in high grade intercepts from 30.45 to 36.0 m (blue).


Figure 2: Core photo of hole BM23-021 (98.4 to 115.25m) highlighting Li2O% values in high grade intercepts from 98.6 to 103 m (red) and 106 to 112 m (blue).


Figure 3: Completed and planned drillholes (Assays reported on holes in red).


Figure 4: Close up view of Big Mack (Assayed holes in Red)


Figure 5: Cross section of BM23-011, -012, -014.


Figure 6: Holes BM23-017 and BM23-021.

General Statements

All 14 holes described in this news release were drilled broadly perpendicular and inclined to the pegmatite orientations so that the true thickness of reported intercepts is estimated to range somewhere between 60-80% of the drilled widths. A collar header table is provided above. Visual core logging indicates that the predominant host mineral for the Big Mack pegmatites is petalite.

Sample Quality Assurance / Quality Control

A thorough chain-of-custody and QA/QC program is being carried out on the ongoing drill program. Samples are taken across all pegmatite intervals with shoulder samples into the host rock on either side of the dykes. Sample lengths are ranging from 0.3 m - 1.5 m, dependant on internal zoning of the dykes, mineralization, and lithology contacts. Core to be sampled is cut in half onsite, with half being sent for analysis and the other half remaining in the box for future reference and re-sampling, if needed.

A malfunction of downhole location survey equipment could cause inaccurate dip and azimuth tracking due to drillhole deviation, which would affect the planned drillhole spacing and required density for the resource estimation. To ensure accuracy, downhole surveys are performed every 30 meters of drilling, with survey tests repeated in the event of results that are outside planned drillhole drift. Additional downhole survey tools are kept on-site in the event of malfunction during drilling.

The Company's implemented QA/QC procedures include the insertion of certified standard control samples, ¼ cut duplicates, and blanks. This is being used to test for natural variability / sampling bias / testing the lab for homogeneity during sample preparation processes within the lab, as well as testing the precision and any possible contamination from the lab and ensure proper calibration of lab equipment.

Sample analyses are being conducted by ALS Canada LTD (ALS), an independent lab. Samples are shipped to the Winnipeg, Manitoba prep lab, and then shipped by ALS to the geochemistry analysis lab in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Drill core samples are subject to sodium peroxide fusion analyses using ICP-MS for Trace element values on total digestion and ICP-AES on samples with values greater than 25,000 ppm Li. ALS follows the quality management and operational guidelines set out in the international standards ISO/IEC 17025 - "General Requirement for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories" and ISO 9001 - "Quality Management Systems".

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Jared Suchan, Ph.D., P.Geo., who is an independent consultant to the Company, and a "Qualified Person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Dr. Suchan verified the data disclosed (or underlying the information disclosed) in this news release by reviewing imported and sorted assay data; checking the performance of blank samples and certified reference materials; reviewing the variance in field duplicate results; and reviewing grade calculation formulas.

About the Property

The Property is located 2 km east of the all-weather Snook Lake Road, about 80 km north of Kenora, ON. The property is proximal (~1.3 km) to Avalon's Separation Rapids, Big Whopper deposit which hosts a measured and indicated resource. The Property is within an Ontario registered mining lease, with over 30 years of exploration history. The Property lies within the traditional land use area of the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations of Whitedog, Ontario: an Aboriginal community located approximately 35 km southwest of the property.

The Property hosts four known Li-bearing pegmatites including the Big Mack pegmatite, Eleven Zone, Sprinkler Zone, and 6095 pegmatite which are thought to be related to the Separation Rapids Pluton. They are interpreted as zoned Complex Type, Petalite Subtype LCT Pegmatites. The Big Mack pegmatite represents the largest petalite-bearing mass on the Property and is exposed over an 80 by 225 m area. Historic drilling campaigns (1998, 1999, 2001) intersected mineralization extending along a strike length of ~150 meters and to a depth of 75 meters. The mineralization at the Property remains open at depth and along strike.

About Pan American Energy Corp.

Pan American Energy Corp. (CSE: PNRG) (OTC PINK: PAANF) (FSE: SS60) is an exploration stage company engaged principally in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties containing battery metals in North America.

The Company executed an option agreement in Canada with Magabra Resources, providing for the right to acquire up to a 90% interest in the drill-ready Big Mack Lithium Project, 80 km north of Kenora, Ontario. The Company has also entered a property option agreement with Horizon Lithium LLC providing for the right to acquire a 100% interest in the Horizon Lithium Project, located within Esmeralda County - Tonopah Lithium Belt, Nevada, USA.
To register for investor updates, please visit https://panam-energy.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Jason Latkowcer
CEO & Director

Contact
Phone : (587) 885-5970
Email: info@panam-energy.com

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information. These statements relate to future events or future performance. The use of any of the words "could", "intend", "expect", "believe", "will", "projected", "estimated" and similar expressions and statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking information and are based on the Company's current beliefs or assumptions as to the outcome and timing of such future events. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking information relating to, among other things, the Company's exploration plans at the Property, including the nature and type of the Company's planned exploration activities, the timing of such exploration activities and the aim and objectives of the Company's exploration efforts, including that the results of the drilling undertaken on the Property will allow the Company to further refine its approach to the exploration of the Property and enhance its understanding of the exploration area; and the timing of the Company's receipt of further drilling results.

Various assumptions or factors are typically applied in drawing conclusions or making the forecasts or projections set out in forward-looking information, including, in respect of the forward-looking information included in this press release, assumptions regarding the Company's ability to execute on its exploration plans at the Property, including that it will be successful in carrying out such exploration activities on the anticipated timeline and that such exploration activities will yield the expected information and the desired outcomes, including that the results of the drilling undertaken on the Property will allow the Company to further refine its approach to the exploration of the Property and enhance its understanding of the exploration area; and that the Company will receive further results from its drilling activities on the timeline expected.

Although forward-looking information is based on the reasonable assumptions of the Company's management, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking information will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include, among other things, the risk that exploration at the Property does not proceed in the manner and on the timeline currently contemplated, or at all; risks inherent in the exploration and development of mineral deposits, including risks relating to receiving requisite permits and approvals, changes in project parameters or delays as plans continue to be redefined, that mineral exploration is inherently uncertain and that the results of mineral exploration may not be indicative of the actual geology or mineralization of a project; that mineral exploration may be unsuccessful or fail to achieve the results anticipated by the Company; and that mineral exploration activities are often unsuccessful. The forward-looking information contained in this release is made as of the date hereof, and the Company not obligated to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Because of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions contained herein, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The foregoing statements expressly qualify any forward-looking information contained herein.

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