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Diamond Drill Program Commences on the PAK Rare Metals Project in Ontario
Sudbury, Ontario CANADA, February 18, 2014 /FSC/ - Houston Lake Mining Inc. (TSX.V: HLM), is a mining exploration company which is actively exploring for rare metals lithium, tantalum, rubidium and cesium by currently advancing its 100% owned and optioned PAK Rare Metals Project in northwestern Ontario, Canada.
HLM is pleased to announce the commencement of diamond drilling on the PAK Rare Metals Project, located near Red Lake, Ontario. The phase II diamond drill program is a follow-up to the Canadian National Instrument (N.I.) 43-101 maiden mineral resource estimate that was filed by the Company in December 2013, (see news release dated December 4th, 2013). The drill program will focus on the recommendations from the report with a particular focus on the higher grade Upper Intermediate Zone (UIZ) of the deposit, and is designed to expand and infill the current resource on the project by testing along strike, and to infill on selected sections of the deposit.
The current drill program will consist of approximately 1,000 m in six holes targeting the sub-vertical Pakeagama Lake pegmatite. The objectives of the program are (1) to upgrade a portion of the resource to an indicated level, specifically some of the 1.17 million tonnes grading 3.44% Li2O in the low-iron, technical/ceramic grade lithium zone (UIZ) , and (2) to expand the resource which currently has a 265m strike length with an width varying from 45 to 125m. The drilling will be completed before the end of this winter and results will be reported as they are received and interpreted.
About the PAK Rare Metals Project
The PAK Rare Metals Project lies close to the boundary between two geological sub-provinces in northwestern Ontario. The deposit belongs to the LCT (lithium, cesium, tantalum) family of pegmatites. These rare types of deposits have been the principal source of hard rock lithium, tantalum, rubidium and cesium ores mined in the world.
HLM is actively developing its 100% owned and optioned project which contains the Pakeagama Lake pegmatite. The deposit has a current new NI-43.101 compliant Inferred Resource of 6.89million tonnes of 1.86% Li2O Eq. The pegmatite uniquely hosts 1.17million tonnes grading 3.44% Li2O in a technical/ceramic grade lithium zone (UIZ) with low inherent iron content. The Pakeagama Lake pegmatite has a 265m strike length with an estimated width varying from 45 to 125m with a sub-vertical orientation of the pegmatite. The resource remains open to depth and along strike to the northwest and southeast.
All scientific and technical information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Peter J. Vanstone, P.Geo. the qualified person (QP) under the definitions established by National Instrument 43-101.
About Houston Lake Mining Inc.
HLM's goal is to become a fully integrated lithium and tantalum producer by targeting the growth as a result of the shift towards electric/hybrid vehicles and high quality consumer electronics through the development of the PAK Rare Metals Project in Ontario, Canada. Combined, HLM's Board of Directors and Management have over 255 years of exploration and mining experience in order to facilitate the Company's goal of becoming a raw material supplier of the elements required for the pursuit of sustainable energy, and other applications in high-tech electronics and metal alloys.
HLM has a total of 80,215,695 common shares issued and outstanding. For additional information, please visit www.houstonlakemining.com.
Company Contact Information
Trevor R. Walker, President
2736 Belisle Drive
Val Caron, ON.
P3N 1B3 CANADA
T. +001 705.897.7622
F. +001 705.897.7618
Henry Kloepper, CEO
T. +001 416.520.0187
Neither the 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. This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's registered filings what are available at http://www.sedar.com.
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