TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Lithium Corp. (TSXV: CLQ) announced today that significant progress is being made to confirm the economic viability of its 100%-owned Quebec Lithium Deposit 60 km north of Val d'Or, Quebec.
"We are moving on several fronts to take this advanced-stage project to the development phase," said newly-appointed President and CEO Peter Secker. "The key development is the hiring of an established engineering firm for our pre-feasibility study because our goal is to have a final feasibility in hand in 2010."
In conjunction with the above, Mr. Secker noted, the Company is reviewing historical mine records, mobilizing a drill crew and undertaking engineering and metallurgical studies.
A contract has been awarded to BBA Inc. of Montreal to complete the pre-feasibility study on the Quebec Lithium Deposit. This study is expected to lead to a preliminary engineering and flow sheet design, integrating all historical data with recently completed metallurgical testing and on-going mine-site infrastructure work. It is anticipated that this will form the initial step in preparation for a full feasibility study in 2010. BBA Inc. is a well respected Quebec engineering consulting firm that has successfully undertaken numerous large engineering studies of both operating and development-stage mines in Canada and internationally.
In addition, Caracle Creek International Consulting Inc. has completed the digitizing of all historical Quebec Lithium Mine data and is in the latter phase of three-dimensional resource modeling to aid in further deposit evaluation. This work will be integrated with an upcoming drill program and is expected to lead to the completion of a NI 43-101 report on the deposit by the end of the year.
A 5,000-metre verification/delineation drill program is scheduled for early October to complete the NI 43-101 report. The Company notes that approximately 400 holes have been drilled by previous owners and it anticipates that approximately another 20 holes should satisfy the drill-data requirements of NI 43-101. In addition to confirming the deposit's historical lithium resource, the remnant core material not required for assays or metallurgical audit purposes will be processed at SGS Lakefield Laboratories in a pilot test program and metallurgical study, the results of which are expected to be incorporated into the feasibility study.
"We feel very confident that these studies might ultimately confirm the economic viability of the Quebec Lithium Deposit and lead to the construction and operation of our Quebec mine," Mr. Secker said.
Canada Lithium Corp. is a Canadian-based resource and exploration company trading under the symbol CLQ on the TSX-V. The Company plans to develop a former lithium mine near Val d'Or, Que., which operated from 1955 to 1965. It hosts an historical resource (not compliant with NI 43-101) of 15 million tonnes grading 1.14% Li2O. Canada Lithium is also exploring the potential of several lithium brine deposits in Nevada.
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For further information: For further information: Peter Secker, President and CEO, (416) 361-2821; Olav Svela, Director, Investor Relations, (416) 361-2821; Dan Symons, Renmark Financial Communications Inc., (514) 939-3989; Or visit the Canada Lithium website at www.canadalithium.com. (Please note, the website is undergoing an update and re-design.)