Petro Horizon Releases NI 43-101 Technical Report on its Brazil Lake Lithium Property

Jun 17, 2010, 09:00 ET from Petro Horizon Energy Corp.


VANCOUVER, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - PETRO HORIZON ENERGY CORP. (TSXV.PHE), announces that it is pleased to report that a National Instrument 43-101 compliant technical report on the Brazil Lake property (BLP) has been filed on the Sedar system and is also available on the Company's website at

The Report, prepared for the Company by Mercator Geological Services (Mercator) of Dartmouth, provides the first comprehensive description of the geology and compilation of available information pertaining to a potential lithium deposit on the 3,160 acre property located approximately 30 kilometres north of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and 12 kilometres west of the Avalon Rare Metals (AVL) East Kemptville Project.

Ron Bourgeois, President, states "with confirmation of the projects's merits and detailed recommendations of drilling by Mercator, the Company can advance this project to the next stage."

Highlights of the NI 43-101 compliant report are:

    -   Work to date shows that Li2O grades of economic interest are present.
        More specifically, hole BZ-02-15 returned a weighted average Li2O
        grade of 1.47% over a true width of 12.53 m, beginning at a down hole
        depth of 30.9 m, and BZ-93-4 returned a weighted average grade of
        1.27% Li2O over 20.9 m true width, beginning at a down hole depth of
        47.1 m. These intercepts and others contain sub-interval Li2O grades
        exceeding 2.5%. This indicates that potential exists at the BLP for
        definition of mineralized zones at insitu Li2O grades comparable to
        the 2.76% Li2O reserve grade of the underground Cabot owned TANCO
        Mine at Bernic Lake, Manitoba, but over thinner true widths to date.

    -   Thin overburden at Brazil Lake would factor favorably in economic
        analysis of lower cost open pit development, while near vertical dip
        orientation of the dikes could factor favorably in consideration of
        subsequent underground mining of thinner, high grade shoots within
        the dikes.

    -   Prior work by Champlain Minerals Inc. has also been directed toward
        definition of valuable mineral or metal components of the BLP dikes
        additional to lithium, and preliminary results show that potential
        exists for creation of industrial mineral products such feldspar,
        quartz and mica. The company is also investigating potential for
        recovery of rubidium, tantalum and tin from dike materials.

    -   Initial processing studies directed toward beneficiation of lithium
        bearing spodumene, as well as feldspar, quartz and mica have returned
        favourable results but additional work is required on this front.

    -   The presently known North Dike and South Dike pegmatites of the BLP,
        along with adjacent boulder prospect areas such as those at
        Deerfield, Army Road, Church Road and Gardiners Mills define a
        district scale area in which additional spodumene-bearing pegmatites
        can be expected to occur. The North Dike and South Dike provide
        indications of lithium grades that can be expected in this setting
        and are considered to be of economic interest under current market
        conditions. Combined attributes of the BLP are further interpreted as
        indicating that good potential exists for new discoveries of
        spodumene-bearing pegmatites, and that further exploration to
        evaluate district-scale potential is warranted.

    -   Future exploration should include additional drilling-based
        evaluation of the North Dike and South Dike pegmatites as well as
        continuation of basic exploration programs along the favourable
        northeast trend of the BLP. Drilling focus should initially be placed
        on assessment of the North Dike, with particular attention given to
        testing of the potential downplunge extension of the dike's thickened
        central zone of enhanced spodumene occurrence.

    -   Regional property exploration should be pursued with emphasis
        initially placed on detailed prospecting in all areas not covered to
        date. This will serve to identify glacial float trains and provide
        target areas for focused follow-up by surface trenching or reverse
        circulation drilling methods to test for bedrock pegmatite sources.

    -   Further laboratory metallurgical study of spodumene, mica, silica and
        feldspar beneficiation methods is necessary to better establish
        technical and costing parameters for future economic assessment of
        the BLP.

J. Paul Sorbara, M. Sc., P.Geo, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 is responsible for the technical information contained in this release.

On Behalf of the board of directors

"Ron Bourgeois"

Ron Bourgeois, President

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