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Vancouver, British Columbia, May 18, 2023: Rock Edge Resources Ltd. (the “Company” or “Rock Edge”) (CSE:REDG) is pleased to announce the Company has commenced its 2023 field programs on their Maun, Terrier and Pag North properties located in northwestern Ontario.
Work is currently underway on the Pag North property, located 30 km southeast of Longlac, Ontario. The Property is being mapped and prospected for its rare-element pegmatite hosted mineralization and gold potential. Efforts are underway to identify and sample pegmatites as well as explore for possible gold mineralization.
The recently expanded Pag North properties (see April 17, 2023 press release) provides a large prospective property which straddles the boundary between the East Wabigoon and Quetico subprovinces. These terrane boundaries are integrally related to the location of northwestern Ontario lithium deposits and occurrences, as the act as deep-seated sutures for parental granitic melts (Breaks et al., 2003). A muscovite-bearing granite is host to the Property, an S-type peraluminous fertile parental granite according to Breaks et al., 2003 and in contact with metasediments which make excellent hosts for pegmatites. The faults that transect the Property provide excellent pathways for granitic melts and pegmatite deposition. The boundary is also favorable to host gold mineralization and there are several gold showings from historical Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) mappings.
To date, prospecting has uncovered several pegmatite dykes ranging in size from 0.5 to 15 m or more (Photo 1 and 2). Overburden stripping will need to be completed to determine actual widths. The pegmatites are typically white to yellowish in colour. Quartz and plagioclase graphic crystal intergrowth with subordinate muscovite (sometimes abundant), tourmaline, biotite and garnet are recognizable minerals in outcrop with possible beryl and a black mineral possibly identified as tantalite or columbite. These are favourable indicator minerals for possible fractionating rare-element pegmatites from a fertile parental melt. Analytical results will be needed to confirm rare-element levels. Sampling has been completed utilizing a rock saw.
Charles Desjardins, CEO of Rock Edge, states, “It didn’t take long after beginning boots on the ground prospecting and sampling to uncover previously undocumented pegmatites. We couldn’t be more pleased and excited. This is testament to just how unexplored the area is for rare-element pegmatites, and we look forward to continued prospecting on this Property and receiving analytical results”.
Photo 1. Extensive uncovered and previously undocumented pegmatite in contact with metasediments, Pag North property.
Photo 2. Mineralogy of pegmatite previously covered by moss and vegetation, Pag North property.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mike Kilbourne, P. Geo., who is an independent Qualified Person (QP) as defined in National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About Rock Edge Resources Ltd.
Rock Edge Resources Ltd. is focused on acquiring and exploring mineral property assets, with a specific emphasis on the Northwestern Ontario Lithium belt and the province of Quebec. Its objective is to locate, develop and bring to market economically viable properties that contain critical minerals, base metals and precious metals. With the support of the Ontario government's Critical Minerals Strategy, Rock Edge is poised to take advantage of the growing demand for these essential minerals and contribute to the region's economic growth.
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