Kelowna, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - March 22, 2023) - Enertopia Corporation (OTCQB: ENRT) (CSE: ENRT) ("Enertopia" or the "Company") a company focused on building shareholder value through a combination of our Nevada lithium claims, intellectual property, & pending patents in the green technology space, is very pleased to provide the following lithium project update.
We are happy to report that the higher-grade green Lithium claystone horizon intersected in the 2022 drilling program, has been extended to depth & along a further 2,900 feet to the south with our first five completed drill holes. Drilling this year has increased the green claystone horizon from 120 feet in depth, to 295 feet in depth. Furthermore, a second claystone horizon has been drilled down to 400 feet in depth in our first drill hole of the year DH23-01. Below are the drill hole observations from the first phase of drilling in 2023.
2023 Drill Holes completed and reported today:
|HOLE #||From ft||To ft||Claystone Horizon type||Comments|
|237||400||Dark green, black claystone||EOH|
|183||300||Dark green, black claystone||EOH|
|295||317||Dark green, black claystone||EOH|
|165||179||Dark green, black claystone|
|207||247||Dark green, black claystone||EOH|
|111||129||Tan tuff horizon|
|147||181||Dark green, black|
|196||237||Dark green, black||EOH|
DH23-09 was drilled 2,900 feet south from our drill hole DH22-10, which was drilled last year and returned 1,045 ppm Li at a depth of 170 feet, which was the end of hole depth. Keep in mind that drill hole DH23-09 is still over 1,500 feet from our southern property line. DH23-08 and DH23-12 were drilled 950 feet and 1,700 feet east of hole DH23-09 respectively.
The program's focus to date has been on completing drill holes into the anticipated areas of the higher-grade upper claystone horizon, which is currently estimated to cover approximately 640 acres. The additional drill hole data will further help to define the stratigraphic and structural controls affecting claystone deposition & preservation over the area. We are excited that we are adding to the green claystone horizon that returned the higher lithium grades from last year's drilling program, and look forward to seeing what the drill bit reveals as the 2023 drill program progresses.
Inaugural 43-101 report
Upon completion of the 2023 drilling program, the Company will commission the writing of an inaugural 43-101 report for the West Tonopah Project, which covers 1,760 acres.
If possible, the Company may look at completing a preliminary feasibility study in 2024 pending the 43-101 results and recommendations from the report.
The Company is also pleased to congratulate American Battery Technology Co., on their February 28, 2023 press release which revealed its inaugural 43-101 resource report on their Li project; which is adjacent to our western property boundary. Their current resource is estimated to be 15.8 million tons of Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) using a cutoff grade of 300 ppm Li and averaging 561 ppm Li.
"I am extremely pleased that the hard work from prior years has set the stage for the next phase of corporate development and look forward to a steady stream of news and advancements in 2023," stated President Robert McAllister.
For additional project details please visit our website at https://enertopia.com/.
The Qualified Person:
The technical data in this news release have been reviewed by Randy Henkle, P. Geol. a qualified person under the terms of NI 43-101.
Defines itself as an Environmental Solutions Company focused on using modern technology on extracting lithium and verifying or sourcing other intellectual property in the EV & green technologies to build shareholder value.
Enertopia shares are quoted in the United States and Canada under ticker symbol ENRT. For additional information, please visit www.enertopia.com or call Robert McAllister, the President at 1-888-ENRT201.
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