- Surveys highlight known occurrences and new zones of anomalous Uranium and Rare Earths
- 242 Mobile Metal Ion samples collected from 2 grids
Vancouver, British Columbia, February 21, 2023 - Searchlight Resources Inc. ("Searchlight" or the "Company") (TSXV: SCLT, OTCQB: SCLTF) is pleased to report results of Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) surveys on the Kulyk Lake Critical Elements project located approximately 165 km north of La Ronge, Saskatchewan, and 65 km south of the Key Lake Uranium Mill.
During the second half of 2022, Searchlight conducted MMI surveys covering known radiometric uranium and thorium anomalies on the Kulyk Lake Critical Elements project. The MMI results highlight known occurrences as well as new zones of anomalous rare earths (Map 1) and uranium (Map 2).
The plan for 2023 includes the expansion of these MMI surveys, follow-up prospecting, geological mapping, and additional airborne radiometric surveys on the southern portion of the claim block.
"With every exploration phase at Kulyk Lake, Searchlight continues to find new rare earth and uranium targets, which appear to be linked together in a pegmatite system extending along both sides of Kulyk Lake. This is just the start of an exciting future for this project", stated Stephen Wallace, Searchlight's CEO.
According to SGS Canada Inc, the developers of this technology, Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) geochemistry is a proven advanced geochemical exploration technique known to find mineral deposits. MMI™ measures metal ions that travel upward from mineralization to unconsolidated surface materials such soil, till, sand and other media. Using careful soil sampling strategies, sophisticated chemical ligands, and ultra sensitive instrumentation, SGS is able to measure these ions. After interpretation, MMI data can indicate anomalous areas.
Source: SGS website, https://www.sgs.com/en-ca/services/mobile-metal-ions-mmi
Map 1. Critical Rare Earth Oxides (CREO) results from 2022 MMI survey at Kulyk Lake
Critical Rare Earth Oxides (CREO) = Dysprosium + Neodymium + Praseodymium + Terbium
Map 2 Uranium results from 2022 MMI survey at Kulyk Lake
Stephen Wallace, P.Geo., is Searchlight's Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
About Searchlight Resources Inc.
Searchlight Resources Inc. (TSXV:SCLT, OTCQB:SCLTF) is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on Saskatchewan, Canada, which has been ranked as the top location for mining investment in Canada by the Fraser Institute. Exploration focus is on battery minerals and gold throughout the province, concentrating on projects with nearby infrastructure.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Stephen Wallace, President, CEO and Director
SEARCHLIGHT RESOURCES INC.
For further information, visit the Company's website at www.searchlightresources.com or contact:
Searchlight Resources Inc.
Alf Stewart, VP Corporate Development
Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions as of the date of this news release. These statements reflect management's current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations. They are not guarantees of future performance. The Company cautions that all forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Such factors include, among other things: risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's limited operating history and the need to comply with environmental and governmental regulations. Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.
NEITHER TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.