Vancouver, BC / TheNewswire / May 18, 2022 / Global Energy Metals Corporation TSXV:GEMC | OTCQB:GBLEF | FSE:5GE1 (“Global Energy Metals”, the “Company” and/or “GEMC”), a company involved in investment exposure to the battery metals supply chain, is pleased to announce that a partner funded drilling campaign is well underway at the Millennium cobalt, copper, and gold project in Queensland, Australia by joint venture partner Metal Bank Limited (“Metal Bank and/or MBK”). Initial observations from Millennium are encouraging with visible sulphides, including chalcopyrite and cobaltite, and broad alteration halos not currently within the resource envelope.
Global Energy currently holds 100% of the Millennium project and have entered into a joint venture with Metal Bank, where Metal Bank can earn up to 80% through significant staged exploration spend and share equity payments. For more information please refer to the linked news release dated December 13, 2021.
Figure 1. Drilling underway at Millennium
Commenting on MBK’s exploration program for Millennium, Metal Bank’s Chair, Inés Scotland said:
“At Millennium we are aiming to almost double the existing Millennium Resource of 5.9Mt @ 1.08% CuEq as well as test adjacent and peripheral targets. As Australia looks to establish itself as a global critical minerals supplier, at a time of supply constraint and unprecedented copper and cobalt prices, the Millennium project’s current Resource already provides significant value not yet factored into the current valuation. With a combination of resource growth and the project’s granted Mining Leases the project presents a real opportunity for near-term development.”
Millennium 2022 Work Program
Drilling at Millennium recently commenced in the Southern Resource area, targeting both shallow and deep extensions to the existing mineralisation along with infill and metallurgical drilling.
Work is progressing northwards through the Central Resource area (Figure 2). Initial observations are encouraging with visible sulphides including chalcopyrite and cobaltite within broad alteration halos not currently within the resource envelope. Assays from the earliest drilling samples are expected in June.
Figure 2. Millennium Cu-Co-Au Project long section showing existing drilling, current resource blocks and priority targets. NB: Intervals are CuEq%-metre as previously reported
MBK has developed a three-phase work program for Millennium in 2022 seeking to confirm the Exploration Target for the Project of 8 – 10Mt @ 1.0 – 1.1% CuEq, and future Resource expansion and development potential. For more information please refer to the news release announced March 16, 2022.
Upon receipt and assessment of results MBK will embark on a JORC 2012-compliant Resource update and Scoping Study utilising appropriate economic parameters aimed for completion late 2022.
The Millennium Cobalt, Copper and Gold Project near Cloncurry in NW QLD currently holds a JORC 2012 compliant Inferred Resource of 5.9Mt @ 1.08% CuEq13 (Cu-Co-Au-Ag) across 5 granted Mining Leases with significant potential for expansion.
The Millennium Project is located 19km from the Rocklands copper-cobalt project with an established processing plant capable of treating Millennium-style ores once recommissioned.
Recent MBK drilling provided confidence in growth upside to the existing Resource. This included encouraging infill/extension work in the Southern Area Resource (MI21RC01-2) and significantly expanding the system strike and scale into the Northern Area (MI21RC03-07).
Following completion of the recent drill program Metal Bank commenced a review of the existing Resource in the Southern and Central Areas of the Project, MBK’s recent drill results and other previous drilling. In conjunction with significant appreciation in copper and cobalt prices since maiden Resource reporting, results from this review provided support for an initial Exploration Target for the Project of 8 – 10Mt @ 1.0 – 1.1% CuEq.
As an equity shareholder in Metal Bank, GEMC is also pleased to report that Metal Bank has been awarded an Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) grant of up to $75,000 of co-funding from the Western Australian government to drill test a deep structural target at the Stanley prospect at Livingstone. Stanley is located 10km west of the Homestead Resource and 2.5 km north of the Kingsley Resource and has a confirmed 3-4 km long coherent in soil gold anomaly3 which has had limited drilling to date. In addition to the work being conducted at Millennium, GEMC is also benefit to drilling now underway at the Livingstone gold project in Western Australia with Resource extension drilling at the Kingsley deposit completed. MBK’s extensive 2022 drilling program at Livingstone comprises >3,000m of Resource Extension and Exploration drilling aiming to increase and update the Project’s resources (80,000 oz Au) by validating and testing mineralisation extensions at the Kingsley and the Homestead deposits. For additional details please refer to the Metal Bank news release dated May 17, 2022.
Mr. Paul Sarjeant, P. Geo., is the qualified person for this release as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
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