Geophysical work will help develop targets for planned drill campaign.
Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 8, 2023 – First Tellurium Corp. (CSE: FTEL, OTC: FSTTF) (the “Company” or “First Tellurium”), reports that it has engaged Dias Geophysical of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to conduct induced polarization (IP) geophysics on the Deer Horn Project this summer. The program is designed to help develop drill targets for a drilling program that will follow the IP survey this season. Deer Horn is located in West-central BC, 36 km south of the Huckleberry Cu-Mo mine and 135 km southwest of the community of Burns Lake.
The IP survey will follow up on successful rock sampling, channel sampling and prospecting conducted in 2022. This work identified a possible 1.1-kilometer (.7 miles) extension of the existing 2.4-kilometer (1.5 miles) gold-silver-tellurium vein system. This system may now extend a total of 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles).
“There is obvious porphyry and abundant associated sulfide mineralization on surface at Deer Horn,” said First Tellurium consultant and Qualified Person Dr. Groat. “The geophysical data from IP is needed to obtain subsurface information, such as the location of bodies of sulfide mineralization. This will help us direct the summer drill campaign and determine locations, directions, angles and depths of drill holes.”
Groat added that the IP survey will be complemented by property-wide soil sampling program he is conducting with a team of University of British Columbia grad students. Due to receding glaciers, a significant amount of ground is now open that has never been explored.
Drill targets from the IP survey will augment additional drill targets, identified in the Deer Horn Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) as “…infill and tightly-spaced step-out diamond drilling focused both on upgrading and expanding the existing resource.”
Ahead of the IP survey, First Tellurium is sending a team to meet with local First Nations on the property to discuss the work program. The team will include Dr. Groat, First Tellurium Chairman Tony Fogarassy and Phil McLean, owner of Canadian Remote Drilling which will conduct the planned drill campaign.
The Company’s disclosure of technical or scientific information related to the Deer Horn Project in this news release was reviewed and approved by Dr. Lee Groat, Ph.D, P.Geo, Technical Advisor to First Tellurium, who is a qualified person within the context of NI 43-101.
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First Tellurium’s unique business model is to generate revenue and value through mineral discovery, project development, project generation and cooperative access to untapped mineral regions in Indigenous territory with sustainable exploration.
Our Klondike tellurium-gold property in Colorado and polymetallic Deer Horn Project in British Columbia anchor a diversified search for metals, working in alliance with Indigenous peoples, NGOs, governments
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