Toronto, Ontario, September 27, 2023 – Currie Rose Resources Inc. (TSXV: CUI) (“Currie Rose” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the “infill” large diameter (100 mm) core drilling program at the Cambridge Vanadium Deposit1 has been completed successfully and also advises that the Company has engaged specialist environmental consultancy, Epic Environmental Pty Ltd (“Epic Environmental”), to commence environmental baseline assessments at the Company’s 100%-owned North Queensland Vanadium Project (“NQVP”) located about 450 km west of Townsville, Queensland, Australia, in the Julia Creek–Richmond critical mineral zone.
- Ten (10) large diameter (100mm) 4C core drill holes completed
- Downhole Gamma and Density geophysics completed on all drill holes
- All core dispatched to Mitra PTS Laboratory for processing
- Desktop ecological study underway
- Flora and water studies initiated
Simon Coyle, Currie Rose’s President and CEO, commented:
“Completion of our first drill program at the Cambridge Deposit is another milestone for the Company. This work will provide the platform for several workstreams over the wet season, but most importantly, we have a good quantity of sample for metallurgical test covering the bulk of the Cambridge deposit.”
“We are also pleased to have started our first environmental studies at the NQVP. Investing in the environmental baseline data in the early planning stages of the Project will facilitate timely and science-based approvals necessary for the subsequent development stages. Starting the work now ensures we are on track for production success in the near term.
NQVP covers over 300 km2 of the outcropping Toolebuc Formation (vanadium host rock) within approximately 1,250 km2 of granted 100%-owned tenure in northwest Queensland. The centrally located Cambridge Vanadium Deposit hosts NI 43-101 compliant Indicated Mineral Resource2 of 61.33 Mt @ 0.34% V2O5 and Inferred Mineral Resource of 144.87 Mt @ 0.33% V2O5.
A total of ten (10) drill large diameter 4C core (100 mm) drill holes totaling 333 metres have been completed from within the Cambridge Deposit (Table 1). Downhole Gamma and Density geophysics was also completed on all drill holes for stratigraphic analysis and to assist with planned metallurgical studies.
Two holes (NQVP23-004 and NQVP23-007) have been conditioned for water monitoring purposes and part of the ground water studies conducted by Epic.
Core has been dispatched to Mitra PTS in Gladstone, Queensland for processing, and all data collected from the program is now being collated. The Company will provide further updates on the drill program data as they come to hand.
Epic Environmental Pty Ltd is a highly experienced environmental group with extensive experience in the Richmond-Julia Creek region of Queensland. Their engagement at this stage in the Project is to ensure that there are no delays to the development of the Project due to baseline data collection for potential development of the project.
The scope of work includes an initial desktop ecological assessment, collating all the public data for the area, and first pass “on-ground” flora and fauna observations. In addition, studies have also included surface water, groundwater, and air quality monitoring. These studies are long term, and the Company will provide further updates as available.
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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 Solid-State Hydrogen Storage Project from Curtin University in Western Australia. Please visit our website at www.currierose.com.
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Iryna Zheliasko, Investor Relations – Canada
Office: (+1) 647-249-9298
Andrew Rowell, Investor Relations – Australia
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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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