ION Validates Geophysics and Calculates Volume for Urgakh Naran Lithium Brine Project, Provides Update on Baavhai Uul
TORONTO, August 25, 2022 / Newsfile / – ION Energy Limited (TSXV: ION) (OTCQB: IONGF) (FRA: 5YB) (“ION” or the “Company”) is pleased to share further results of an additional TEM (Transient Electro Magnetic) line that intercepted the previously announced 8 TEM lines completed on its Urgakh Naran project.
Ø 2022 TEM Survey successfully completed
Ø TEM results indicate strong conductivity and low resistivity that is typical of a significant brine aquifer
Ø 22.7 billion cubic meter low resistivity aquifer volume measured
Ø Drill planning to test porosity, flow rates and aquifer specifics underway
Ø Technical expert site review to be undertaken in September
“An exciting milestone for the Company that validates the results of the previously announced TEM results as well as provide the Company with a means to calculate the brine body on the basis of the low resistivity zone, bringing us one step closer to providing a resource estimate on a market altering deposit at Urgakh Naran.” said Ali Haji, CEO & Director of ION Energy.
The TEM survey validates the high conductivity and low resistivity seen across the previously announced lines across the basin, validating extensions, faults, and displacements affecting the Urgakh Naran aquifer. The Company is equally happy to share results from the extensive drilling operations that we have concluded on the expansive Baavhai Uul licence.
ION Energy has successfully completed an additional 16 line-km TEM survey on its Urgakh Naran project in Mongolia that intersects the previously announced 82 line-km completed.
Figure 1: Low Resistivity Zone shown with lines 1 through 9.
Following the low resistivity northeast structures narrowing from the southwest to the northeast direction, the company completed line 9 intersecting all lines previously completed.
Figure 2: Low Resistivity Zone confirmed by Line 9
The Company calculates a 22.7 billion cubic meter low resistivity brine body with a cut off of <6.5ohm.
Figure 3. Low resistivity zone volume at Urgakh Naran.
The Company is now working to determine the location of the monitoring well locations and is mobilizing rigs in country to commence a program in the coming weeks. The three hole monitoring well drill program will allow ION Energy to obtain samples for hydrogeological sampling, porosity testing, flow rates and depth-specific brine sample measurements that will include chemical assays with the objective of announcing a mineral resource estimate in Q4 2022. The Company has confirmed a site visit in late September this year that will include technical experts, strategics and analysts.
As reported to market, ION Energy completed a significant auger program across the vast Baavhai Uul licence, and alongside the 1502 ppm Li seen at the White Wolf Prospect at Baavhai Uul, the Company reports the discovery of strong CuNi anomalies as reported by Aranjin Resources Ltd, further solidifying the value of the Reciprocal Mining Rights Agreement entered into with Aranjin Resources Ltd on February 1, 2022.
Figure 4. Victory CuNi Discovery at Baavhai Uul.
All technical information disclosed in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Khurelbaatar Lamzav, P.Geo., an independent consultant to the Company and a “Qualified Person” under National Instrument 43-101.
About ION Energy Ltd.
ION Energy Ltd. is committed to exploring and developing Mongolia’s lithium salars, which includes the Baavhai Uul and Urgakh Naran Project. ION’s flagship, 81,000+ hectare Baavhai Uul lithium brine project, represents the largest and first lithium brine exploration licence awarded in Mongolia. ION Energy is well-poised to be a key player in the clean energy revolution, positioned well to service the world’s increased demand for lithium. Information about the Company is available on its website, www.ionenergy.ca, or under its profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
For Further Information:
COMPANY CONTACT: Ali Haji, [email protected], 647-871-4571
MEDIA CONTACT: Siloni Waraich, [email protected], 416-432-4920
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