Global Battery Metals Announces Mobilization of Drills at North-West Leinster Project in Ireland
May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021, Vancouver, British Columbia – Global Battery Metals Ltd. (the “Company” or “GBML”) (TSXV: GBML; OTCQB: REZZF; Frankfurt: REZ) is pleased to announce that the Company has now mobilized its drilling contractor, Priority Drilling Limited (“Priority”) to drill six proposed holes at its North-West Leinster Lithium Project (“NW Leinster Project”), in Ireland.
Highlights of Drill Program:
- Drills mobilized to commence fully funded drill program at NW Leinster Lithium Project, Ireland
- Program consists of six holes totalling 900m
- Targeting visible spodumene in several areas
- Prospect lies 20km to the NE of the Avalonia Project – the joint venture between Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd. and International Lithium Corporation
- Drilling expected to be completed within two weeks
“We are pleased to have mobilized our drilling contractor to begin our fully funded drill program at the NW Leinster Project in Ireland,” stated Michael Murphy, President and CEO of GBML. “Drilling will test both the best prospecting samples as well as the highest values for lithium reported in the base overburden grid, as is expected to be completed within two weeks.”
About North-West Leinster Lithium Project
The NW Leinster Project is focused on the exploration for lithium bearing (spodumene) pegmatites in the northern part of the Leinster Massif in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland. The project area covers fifteen (15) government issued prospecting licences and are collectively termed the North West Leinster Block (NWLB). The Block covers a total area of 477.39 km2 and is located predominantly within the Wicklow Mountains, which forms a large belt of continuous upland area trending in a NE-SW direction, to the south and south-west of Dublin.
Six holes for a total of 900m are targeted on the granite contact zone with the Maulin Formation. The first three holes intend to test both the best prospecting samples located at this prospect as well as the highest values for lithium reported in the base overburden grid survey. The remaining three holes will be collared further to the NE along the same contact zone and will be sited based on the information gained from the initial fence.
All necessary government drilling permits have been received from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, along with an annual renewable licence from the landowner Coillte who are the Irish state-owned commercial body which manages all forestry and on whose lands the NW Leinster Lithium Project is located.
The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements and has been reviewed and approved by Vaughan Williams, P. Geo., principal geologist at Aurum Exploration Services Limited and Director of LRH Resources Ltd., and a “qualified person” within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.
About Global Battery Metals Ltd.
GBML is a mineral exploration company with a focus on metals that make up and support the rapid evolution to battery power. GBML's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and Frankfurt Stock Exchange and quoted on the OTCQB. GBML currently has three projects: (1) an option to acquire up to a 90% in the North-West Leinster lithium property in Ireland, (2) a 100% interest in the Lithium King property in Utah, and (3) a 55% stake in Peru-based Lara copper property, which has over 10,000 metres of drilling. As previously disclosed, Minsur S.A., a Peruvian mining company, entered into an option agreement with GBML and Lara Exploration Ltd. to acquire the Lara copper property for staged payments of USD$5.75 million. GBML will retain a 0.75% net smelter royalty.
Global Battery Metals Ltd.
Michael Murphy BA, MBA, MSc., ICD
President & CEO
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Cautionary Statement Regarding "Forward-Looking" Information
This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, relating to a drill program to be conducted on the Company’s North-West Leinster lithium property in Ireland. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts; they are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "aims," "potential," "goal," "objective," "prospective," and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will," "would," "may," "can," "could" or "should" occur, or are those statements, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions that forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made, and they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Consequently, there can be no assurances that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Except to the extent required by applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. Factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements include risks associated possible accidents and other risks associated with mineral exploration operations, the risk that the Company will encounter unanticipated geological factors, the possibility that the Company may not be able to secure permitting and other governmental clearances necessary to carry out the Company's exploration plans, the risk that the Company will not be able to raise sufficient funds to carry out its business plans, and the risk of political uncertainties and regulatory or legal changes that might interfere with the Company's business and prospects. The reader is urged to refer to the Company's reports, publicly available through the Canadian Securities Administrators' System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects.
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