Lithium Mineralization Begins at 26.28-Meter Depth
Belo Horizonte, Brazil–(Newsfile Corp. – April 4, 2023) – Atlas Lithium Corporation (NASDAQ: ATLX) ("Atlas Lithium" or the "Company"), a mineral exploration company with over 75,000 acres of hard-rock lithium mineral rights, recently identified lithium mineralization that is both superficial and high-grade. Atlas Lithium's intersect of 4.40% Li2O in its drill hole DHAB-68 is one of the highest grades reported at a spodumene deposit in Minas Gerais' Lithium Valley based on publicly-available data. Drill hole DHAB-68 is located at the southwestern portion of Atlas Lithium's 1.1 kilometer-long Anitta pegmatite target ("Anitta"), which remains open for expansion along strike and at depth.
In DHAB-68, the lithium mineralization intersects comprised a total of 43.61 meters, including a 25.43-meter interval with an average concentration of 1.44% Li2O. Importantly, in DHAB-68, lithium mineralization started at a depth of only 26.28 meters, which is considered superficial. Such relative high-grade and superficial lithium mineralization has also been observed in qualitative analysis of core samples from nearby drill holes for which the geochemical data is forthcoming. Overall, in the opinion of the Company's technical team, such results enhance the likelihood of an open pit operation for extraction. Mining engineering considerations are key when assessing the economic potential of a hard-rock lithium deposit.
Currently, Atlas Lithium has nine diamond-core drills exploring three of its 64 mineral rights for lithium as part of a 40,000-meter drilling campaign. A tenth drill has been contracted and is expected to arrive by the end of this month. The current drilling effort is focused on resource delineation in and around Anitta, given the high-quality results obtained to date. Atlas Lithium's Anitta pegmatite target is located immediately adjacent to a Sigma Lithium Corporation's mineral property.
In parallel with the drilling program, extensive soil and trench geochemical campaigns have identified multiple lithium mineralization areas close to the surface which will serve as subsequent drilling targets, in addition to the outcroppings of spodumene-bearing pegmatites on Atlas Lithium's exploration properties which are natural targets as well.
The geochemical analysis of the core samples from DHAB-68 were performed at SGS-Geosol, a highly regarded independent technical laboratory located in Vespasiano, Minas Gerais. Atlas Lithium follows strict QA/QC policies put in place by its Qualified Person for Lithium.
About Atlas Lithium Corporation
Atlas Lithium Corporation (NASDAQ: ATLX) is focused on advancing and developing its 100%-owned hard-rock lithium projects which consist of 64 mineral rights spread over approximately 75,040 acres (304 km2) located primarily in the Lithium Valley area of the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. In total, Atlas Lithium has 100% ownership of mineral rights for almost all battery metals including lithium (304 km2), nickel (222 km2), rare earths (122 km2), titanium (89 km2), and graphite (56 km2), in addition to mining concessions for gold, diamonds, and sand. The Company also owns approximately 45% of Apollo Resources Corp. (private company; iron) and approximately 28% of Jupiter Gold Corp. (gold and quartzite).
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