BELMONT ENGAGES HARRIS EXPLORATION DRILLING TO COMMENCE DRILLING KIBBY BASIN, NEVADA LITHIUM PROPERTY
Vancouver, B.C. Canada, July 26, 2018 - Belmont Resources Inc. (TSX.V: BEA; FSE: L3L1; DTC Eligible - CUSIP 080499403); ("Belmont", or the "Company").
Kibby Basin Drilling:
Belmont has engaged Harris Exploration Drilling and Associates Inc. (“Harris Drilling”), a California company, to mobilize equipment and to commence drilling on the Kibby property with an anticipated start date of July 28, 2018.
Harris Drilling has extensive experience drilling in the Clayton Valley lithium brines, in recovering core in unconsolidated lakebed sediments, and in lithium brine testing.
Robert Cuffney, Exploration Geologist, has selected the first holes based on the results from the Quantec MT geophysical survey completed in January. The proposed drill holes are designed to test a large strong MT conductor, which may represent aquifers containing lithium brines. Holes have been designed to intercept the MT anomaly starting at depths of 325 m (1065 ft.) and continuing to as much as 760 m (2500 ft.) with the objectives of determining the nature of the conductor, collecting sediment samples for lithium analyses, identifying aquifers, and sampling water and any brines encountered.
Harris Drilling will employ an RD 10 rotary drill to complete the holes. Drill samples will be collected continuously on 3 m (10 ft.) intervals and analyzed for lithium and associated elements. Water samples will be collected periodically as the hole progresses and will be analyzed for lithium, associated elements, and physical properties (conductivity, pH, TDS). Downhole geophysical logging will be performed by Southwest Exploration Services of Chandler, Arizona to identify permeable/aquifer zones and zones of conductivity. Aquifer water will be sampled using downhole packers to isolate the aquifer intervals.
Previous drilling by Belmont reached a depth of 457 m (1498 ft) in playa sediments outside of the MT anomaly.
NI 43-101 Disclosure
Robert (“Bob”) G. Cuffney, Certified Professional Geologist, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.
About Belmont Resources Inc.
Belmont has recently optioned 31 mineral claims encompassing approx. 7 sq.km; located 24 km northwest of Saint John, New Brunswick - the Mid Corner/Johnson Croft - a Zinc, Cobalt prospect.
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. Subsequent ground geophysics & gravity surveys, surface sampling and a two hole- 2046 ft. diamond drill program have confirmed the presence of lithium on Kibby.
In June 2018; the Company has updated its land position staking, and now holds 126 x 20 acre additional placer mineral claims totaling approx. 1,020 hectares ( 2,520 acres) , adjoining the Kibby 16, for a total Kibby Basin land position (the “Property”) to 2,056 hectares (5,080 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.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
“James H. Place”
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