Noka Reports Anomalous Lithium Mineralization at Columbus Property, Big Smoky Valley, Nevada
Vancouver, British Columbia, September 27, 2016 – Noka Resources Inc. (NX: TSX-V) (2NKN: FSE) (NOKAF: US) (the “Company” or “Noka”) is pleased to announce that it has received results from its initial, surface sampling program conducted in the northeastern portion of its Columbus lithium project located in the Big Smoky Valley, Esmeralda County, Nevada.
A total of 24 surface samples were taken using augers and hand equipment to a maximum depth of approximately 2m. Samples consisted of white salts, brown and green clays as well as coarse-grained sands.
The initial sampling program focused on 6 of the 48 sections comprising the Columbus property. The samples results ranged from 14 ppm Li to 280 ppm Li. and represent lithium concentrations likely generated by evaporative concentration of lithium drawn from underlying brines. (see maps and photos on website: http://nokaresources.com/).
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In light of the anomalous lithium values encountered in surface pits and augur holes, with several values exceeding 200ppm, the Company will commence leaching tests on surface clay samples to be followed by, if warranted, an augur drilling program to test lithium concentrations in clays down to a depth of approximately 75m. The Company will also extend its surface sampling program to the remaining 42 sections located within the Columbus property boundary.
Regarding the sampling results, President & CEO Nav Dhaliwal commented: “The company is very pleased with the results of the surface sampling program as the lithium values encountered are anomalous. Indeed, both the Lincoln and Columbus Properties have shown excellent potential and our geological team is the process of designing aggressive field programs to test the both projects for mineralization at depth.”
The samples were analyzed for lithium content by WETLAB Western Environmental Testing Laboratory in Sparks, Nevada, an EPA accredited independent laboratory. Samples were analyzed using Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, online edition, Methods for Determination of Organic Compounds in Drinking Water, EPA-¬‐600/4-¬‐79-¬‐020, and Test Methods for Evaluation of Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods (SW846). All samples contained lithium levels that were significantly above the detection reporting levels.
About the Columbus Property
The Columbus project is located in the Columbus Salt Marsh, a closed drainage basin covering an area of approximately 370 square miles (960 square kilometers) and where the surface is dominated by lake and evaporite sediments that have been sporadically mined for borate and potash. Nasdaq Listed Uranium Resources Inc. recently announced that it has staked 4,600 acres (1,860 hectares) in the Columbus Salt Marsh and is commencing exploration operations.
Dale Ginn, P.Geo. has approved the information contained in this release. Mr. Ginn is a Director for Noka and is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.
For further information, contact Nav Dhaliwal, President and Chief Executive Officer, at [email protected] or 604-678-5308 or visit www.nokaresources.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Nav Dhaliwal, President and Chief Executive Officer
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