Vancouver, B.C. Canada, February 23, 2017 - Belmont Resources Inc. (TSX.V: BEA; FSE: L3L1; ("Belmont", or the "Company").
Kibby Basin Drilling:
Belmont Resources Inc. is in the process of engaging a Nevada drilling contractor with lithium brine drilling experience to commence the first phase drilling program consisting of approx. 1500 feet of sonic drilling.
Robert Cuffney, Exploration Geologist has recommended the first four holes (two 500 foot holes and two approximately 250 foot deep holes), based on the results received by the ground geophysics report and gravity survey completed in 2016. Three of the proposed drill holes are located near the eastern basin-bounding fault, where lithium brines are likely to well up in the structural zone, analogous to the concentration of lithium brines along the Paymaster fault in Clayton Valley. The fourth hole is a stratigraphic hole located near the central axis of the basin, designed to test for porous basin sediments, which could serve as aquifers for lithium brines.
The decision to begin with sonic drilling was made for several reasons:
-- Continuous core yields far better geologic information than does percussion or reverse circulation (RC) samples, which in fine playa sediments tend to wash away;
-- Using core, we will not have to run downhole geophysics to find the aquifers, saving time and cost;
-- Good water/brine samples can be obtained without contamination from drilling fluids/muds;
-- Sonic drilling does not require injecting water, which reduces costs for hauling and construction of large sumps
-- Sonic drilling tends to not destabilize the hole walls through vibration as does percussion/hammer drilling
Belmont anticipates the drilling to commence as soon as possible, depending on availability of drill crews and access to the drill sites following an unusually wet winter.
NI 43-101 Disclosure
Robert (“Bob”) G. Cuffney, Certified Professional Geologist, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.
About Belmont Resources Inc.
Belmont is an emerging resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada and Nevada, U.S.A.
On March 30, 2016; the Company acquired sixteen placer (16) mining claims, representing 1036 hectares (2,560 acres) in Esmeralda County, Nevada, U.S.A. The Kibby Basin property is located 65 km north of Clayton Valley, Nevada-U.S.A. The Company believes the property to be highly prospective to host lithium.
On July 11, 2016; the Company reported it has arranged the staking of 213 x 20 acre additional placer mineral claims totaling approx. 1724 hectares (4,260 acres) , adjoining the Kibby 16, increasing the total Kibby Basin land position (the "Property") to 2760 hectares (6,820 acres).
In 50/50 ownership with International Montoro Resources Inc., Belmont has acquired and is exploring joint venture opportunities for its two significant uranium properties (Crackingstone -982 ha & Orbit Lake - 11,109 ha) in the Uranium City District in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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