|Location:||Southern Finland (60km south-west of Hämeenlinna)|
|Area:||2,300 hectares (claim reservations)|
|Interest:||100% owned by Tammela Minerals Oy
|Status:||Complete relogging and core photography of GTK core, select sampling of core from one drillhole returning 9m @ 1.03% Lithium. Mineralisation hosted in a 400m striking spodumene-bearing pegmatite dyke with a width of 18m and a depth of 100m.|
The Tammela Project is a 2,300 hectare claim reservation covering the Kietyönmäki and Hirvikallio target zones, and represents a strategic acquisition for Nortec. Lithium values in these zones are very significant and contain very low iron and magnesium content relative to lithium. Demand for lithium resources in Europe has been growing in the last few years and is expected to increase in the future due to lithium applications in automobile and hi-tech batteries by European manufacturers. The low iron and magnesium content also makes it very favourable for the ceramics and glass industries.
A relogging and resampling programme was carried out in late November on the drill core stored at the Geological Survey of Finland ("GTK") core storage facility in Loppi, southern Finland. Select intervals of the drill core were taken from drill hole R310 that was drilled on the Kietyönmäki prospect, situated in the western part of the Tammela Project. The best drill intercepts are tabled below:
|Hole ID||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Lithium %||Sn g/t||Ta g/t||Nb g/t||Be g/t||Cs g/t||Rb g/t|
Sn = Tin; Ta = Tantalum; Nb = Niobium; Be = Beryllium; Cs = Caesium; Rb = Rubidium
Results Not Compliant with 43-101 Guidelines
Samples were submitted to ALS Chemex in Outokumpu for 48 element ICP-MS finish. Ore grade results for lithium were analysed using a 4-acid digest method and an AAS finish. These results re-confirm the presence of significant lithium mineralisation at Kietyönmäki that was documented by the GTK in 1985.
Mineralization is hosted within the Kietyönmäki Main Dyke (or "KMD"), a large spodumene-rich (LiAlSi2O6) pegmatite dyke that can be traced for over 400m and is open to the south-east with an average width of 12 metres. The GTK drilled 17 holes to test the lithium potential of the KMD along 120 metres of strike intersecting an 18m wide mineralised zone to a depth of 75 metres below natural surface and is still open at depth.
The GTK calculated a drill weighted-average intercept lithium grade of 1% (Li2O) for an inferred resource of 400,000 tonnes. The readers and potential investors are warned that these estimates are not compliant with the industry standard National Instrument 43-101 guidelines. The potential resource at Tammela compares well to existing lithium projects in Scandinavia. Finnish lithium mining company, Keliber Oy is in the pre-feasibility stage of their Länttä operations in western Finland, a spodumene-hosted lithium resource grading 0.92% lithium. Although lithium is not traded as a commodity on the open market, it is often quoted in terms of lithium carbonate equivalent at prices over US$12,000 per tonne (source: www.resourceworld.com - June 2009).