Toronto, Ontario, August 22, 2023 – Currie Rose Resources Inc. (TSXV: CUI) (“Currie Rose” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has commenced core drilling at its 100%-owned North Queensland Vanadium Project (“NQVP”) located about 500 km west of Townsville, Australia, in the Julia Creek–Richmond critical mineral zone.
The program is designed to provide large diameter core (100mm) from within the defined Cambridge vanadium deposit that hosts the NI 43-101 compliant Indicated Resource of 61.33 Mt @ 0.34% V2O5 and Inferred Resource of 144.87 Mt @ 0.33% V2O5.
A ten (10) drill hole, multi-use program is planned to provide sufficient sample for:
- Ore zone metallurgical testwork
- Overburden and footwall studies
- Additional multielement data
- Basic geotechnical data for mining studies
- Comprehensive stratigraphic data from compressive detailed geological logging and downhole geophysical gamma and density logging
- Detailed mineralogy studies
In addition, one or two holes will be selected and conditioned for water monitoring purposes.
The Cambridge deposit sits within the Toolebuc Formation, a flat lying sequence that consists of black carbonaceous and bituminous shale, minor siltstone with limestone lenses and coquinites with previous drilling indicating that V2O5 mineralisation sits from surface to 30m vertical depth.
Drilling will target the full depth of mineralisation and is “infill” drilling, bringing drill spacing to 500m centres for most of the previously defined deposit.
The completion of this work and the various studies will culminate in an updated Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE).
President and CEO Simon Coyle said: “We are excited to get this program underway and look forward to bringing shareholders updates on the various studies as they come to hand. We expect this work to add significant detail to our knowledge base and provide the springboard to accelerate our project to the next level.”
“Vanadium has been getting a lot of attention lately, specifically in Queensland where the government recently invested into a multi-billion infrastructure project which would trial vanadium battery technology as well as support local industry players. We know this is just the beginning of the journey where vanadium is widely recognized as an effective and sustainable solution to static energy storage, and Currie Rose is excited to be part of the movement,” added Mr. Coyle.
Currie Rose’s NQVP covers approximately 1,250 km2 in northwest Queensland and hosts NI 43-101 compliant Indicated Cambridge Resource of 61.33 Mt @ 0.34% V2O5 and Inferred Resource of 144.87 Mt @ 0.33% V2O5, open for expansion.
About Currie Rose Resources Inc.
Currie Rose is a publicly traded battery metals exploration and development company identifying high-value assets in resource- and research-friendly jurisdictions. The Company’s immediate focus is the advanced NQV Project in Queensland, Australia. The NQV Project hosts the Cambridge Deposit with an Indicated Mineral Resource of 61.33 Mt @ 0.34% V2O5 and 234.6 ppm MoO3 along with an Inferred Mineral Resource of 144.87 Mt @ 0.33% V2O5 and 241.9 ppm MoO3 (Dufresne et al., 2022). The Company additionally owns Kotai Energy and the option to acquire 100% of the intellectual property rights associated with the Hydrogen Project from Curtin University in Western Australia. Please visit our website at www.currierose.com.
For additional information, please contact:
Iryna Zheliasko, Investor Relations – Canada
Office: (+1) 647-249-9298
Andrew Rowell, Investor Relations – Australia
M: +61 400 466 226
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The scientific and technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) and reviewed and approved on behalf of Currie Rose Resources by Michael Griffiths, FAusIMM, VP Exploration and Director for Currie Rose Resources, a Qualified Person.
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