BELMONT ENGAGES HARRIS EXPLORATION DRILLING TO COMMENCE DRILLING KIBBY BASIN, NEVADA LITHIUM PROPERTY
Vancouver, B.C. Canada, April 18, 2017 - Belmont Resources Inc. (TSX.V: BEA; FSE: L3L1; ("Belmont", or the "Company").
Kibby Basin Drilling:
Harris Drilling will be using a track mounted maxi-drill mp18 core drilling rig c/w HQ rods and drilling 3.875 inch diameter holes. The previous drilling program using a sonic drill was terminated. Harris Drilling has had extensive experience drilling in the Clayton Valley lithium brines, in recovering core in unconsolidated lake bed sediments, and in lithium brine testing with their own special geoprobe wire line instrument proprietary to Harris Drilling.
Robert Cuffney, Exploration Geologist has recommended the first holes based on the results received by the ground geophysics report and gravity survey completed in 2016. The proposed drill holes are designed to test the eastern basin-bounding fault, where lithium brines are likely to well up in the structural zone, analogous to the concentration of lithium brines along the Paymaster fault in Clayton Valley; and to test the stratigraphy near the central axis of the basin. The holes will test for porous basin sediments, which could serve as aquifers for lithium brines. The HQ drilling program is planning that the first hole may test as deep as 1000 feet, double the previously targeted depth of 500 feet by sonic drilling.
Both rocks and formation water will be sampled and analyzed for lithium. Water will be tested for conductivity as the holes are drilled and water samples will be analyzed for physical properties (conductivity, total dissolved solids, pH) to help identify brine-bearing aquifers.
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About Belmont Resources Inc.
On March 30, 2016; the Company acquired sixteen placer (16) mining claims, representing 1036 hectares (2,560 acres) in Esmeralda County, Nevada, U.S.A. The Kibby Basin property is located 65 km north of Clayton Valley, Nevada-U.S.A. The Company believes the property to be highly prospective to host lithium.
On July 11, 2016; the Company reported it has arranged the staking of 213 x 20 acre additional placer mineral claims totaling approx. 1724 hectares ( 4,260 acres), adjoining the Kibby 16, increasing the total Kibby Basin land position (the "Property") to 2760 hectares (6,820 acres).
In 50/50 ownership with International Montoro Resources Inc., Belmont has acquired and is exploring joint venture opportunities for its two significant uranium properties (Crackingstone -982 ha & Orbit Lake - 11,109 ha) in the Uranium City District in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada.
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