Recent Drilling at TLC Significantly Expands Higher Grade, Near Surface Lithium Mineralization

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, December 8, 2023 – American Lithium Corp. (“American Lithium” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:LI | Nasdaq:AMLI | Frankfurt:5LA1) is pleased to announce results from 14  step out drill holes expanding the measured resource footprint at the Tonopah Lithium Project (“TLC”), located near the town of Tonopah, in Nevada. A total of 26 diamond core holes and 16 Reverse Circulation (“RC”) holes drilled in 2022 and 2023 will be added to the updated mineral resource block model and incorporated into an updated Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) on TLC.

The Company also announces it has commenced early work which will be used to support mine permitting applications following the completion of the pre-feasibility and associated study in H2, 2024. It has   appointed SRK Consulting (U.S.) Inc. of Elko, Nevada to coordinate the preparation of a mine plan of Operations with the BLM. Additionally, the Company has selected Nexus Environmental Consultants Inc. of Reno, Nevada to perform biological baseline studies in support of the Mine Plan of Operations application.

TLC Drilling Highlights

  • Post-resource drilling demonstrates continued expansion of TLC lithium deposit and continuity with significant intervals of claystone Lithium (“Li”) mineralization >1,000 ppm Li at shallow depths;
  • Extension of measured resource footprint in all directions (see Figure 1);
  • 73.1 metres (“m”) averaging 1,148 ppm Li in TLC-2222C between 17.1-90.2 m downhole with up to 1,843 ppm Li over 1.5 m;
  • 81.4 m averaging 1,135 ppm Li in TLC-2321C between 27.1-108.5 m downhole with up to 2,127 ppm Li over 1.5 m;
  • 80.8 m averaging 1,090 ppm Li in TLC-2242 between 3.0-83.8 m downhole with up to 2,008 ppm Li over 1.5 m; (see Tables of Select Diamond and RC Drill Hole Results);
  • Identification of additional shallow, high-grade lithium mineralization to the northeast should grow the MRE and positively impact project economics;
  • Drill results will further refine the pre-feasibility study mine plan; and
  • Data from all additional 42 drill holes has been sent to Stantec Consulting Inc. and will be incorporated into an updated MRE for the TLC Project.

Simon Clarke, CEO of American Lithium, states, “We continue to make excellent progress at TLC. Drill results from the remainder of our 2022 program and our expansion drilling in 2023 should add significantly to the very large existing Measured & Indicated Resource. In addition, the thick, shallow higher-grade sections added should further enhance robust project economics and will be reflected in an updated TLC mine plan in the PFS. Our confidence in the Project continues to grow and we have now launched work with SRK and Nexus which will feed into and help us fast-track the mine permitting process following completion of the PFS is in 2024.”

TLC Select Drill Hole – Details

RC drill holes:

  • TLC-2240, 2241 and 2242 as well as diamond drill holes TLC-2318C, 2320C, 2321C and 2333C were all drilled to the north of the existing Measured Resource footprint and extend the shallow, high grade lithium mineralization approximately 850 m to the north. TLC-2333C marks the northernmost mineralized hole with > 1,000 ppm Li intersected over appreciable thicknesses.

Diamond drill holes:

  • TLC-2222C was drilled in the west central resource area and essentially fills in a historic gap in the resource from 2000 era drilling that was not drilled deep enough.
  • TLC-2228C was drilled in the central northwestern area to fill in a statistical gap in the Measured resource footprint.
  • TLC-2320C and 2221C were drilled to in-fill an existing gap in Measured Resource footprint in the south-central resource area.
  • TLC-2218C and 2219C were drilled along the southeastern edge of the Measured resource footprint to extend and confirm lithium mineralization.
  • TLC-2213C was drilled on the eastern side of the project area, and extends the mineralized footprint with lower grade, but above cut-off grade Li mineralization marking the east central limit of the TLC Deposit high-grade footprint.

Link 1 – PDF Figures

Link 2 – PDF Drill Hole Table

Figure 1 – TLC Project Drill Hole Location Map – Select Holes with Mineral Resource Estimate Footprint

Tables of Select Diamond and RC Drill Hole Results

TLC-2240 – vertical RC 520’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  25 195 170 7.6 59.4 51.8 1027
including 30 145 115 9.1 44.2 35.1 1173
Maximum 75 80 5 1871
TLC-2241– vertical RC 370’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  40 210 170 12.2 64.0 51.8 1080
including 40 160 120 12.2 48.8 36.6 1190
 Maximum 95 100 1915
TLC-2242 – vertical RC 370’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  10 275 265 3.0 83.8 80.8 1090
including 140 260 120 42.7 79.3 36.6 1286
Maximum 145 150 5 2008
TLC-2318C – vertical Diamond 317’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  23 170 147 7.0 51.8 44.8 1007
including 48 135 87 14.6 41.1 26.5 1255
Maximum 72 75 3 2063
TLC-2320C – vertical Diamond 608’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  240 328 88 73.2 100.0 26.8 921
including 293 328 35 89.3 100.0 10.7 1163
Maximum 303 308 5 1590
TLC-2321C vertical Diamond 453’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  89 356 267 27.1 108.5 81.4 1135
including 143 341 198 43.6 103.9 60.3 1268
Maximum 253 258 5 2177
TLC-2333C – vertical Diamond 316’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  5 126 121 1.5 38.4 36.9 774
including 86 126 40 26.2 38.4 12.2 1184
Maximum 106 111 5 1532
 
 

 

TLC-2228C – vertical Diamond 418’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  22 82 60 6.7 25.0 18.3 961
  172 392 220 52.4 119.5 67.1 1422
Maximum 317 322 5 2266
 
TLC-2222C – vertical Diamond 316’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  56 296 240 17.1 90.2 73.1 1148
including 116 296 180 35.3 90.2 54.9 1311
Maximum 266 271 5 1981
TLC-2220C – vertical Diamond 315’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  18 98 80 997
Maximum 88 93 5 1650
TLC-2221C – vertical Diamond 504’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  373 489 116 1014
including 413 489 76 1262
Maximum 478 483 5 1843
TLC-2218C – vertical Diamond 317’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  226 308 82 924
including 276 283 57 1022
Maximum 226 232 6 1239
TLC-2219C – vertical Diamond 340’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  73 258 185 890
including 148 218 70 1191
Maximum 153 158 5 1380
TLC-2213C – vertical Diamond 303’ total depth From (feet) To (feet) Thickness (feet) From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Li (ppm)
  112 222 110 847
Maximum 217 222 5 1088

 

Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Data Verification

2022 Diamond drilling was conducted by First Drilling of Montrose, Colorado, and 2023 diamond drilling was completed by IG Drilling of Spanish Fork, Utah using large diameter, PQ-size and HQ-size drilling entirely vertical holes. Drill core samples are nominally 5-foot (1.53 m) and are cut longitudinally, and one half is cut a second time longitudinally with a diamond saw with one-quarter of the core placed in sealed bags and shipped to analytical laboratories.

RC drilling is being conducted by Harris Exploration Drilling and Associates Inc., of Fallon, Nevada with 5.5-inch diameter face centred bit on vertical drill holes. Sampling was conducted using a riffle splitter or a cyclone splitter depending on the moisture content of the sampled material. Sampling was conducted over 5-foot (1.52m) intervals with individual samples placed in sealed bags and transported to the respective analytical labs.

Samples were shipped to either American Assay Laboratories (AAL) in Sparks, Nevada for sample preparation, processing using 5-acid digest and ICP-MS multi-element analysis. Pulps and rejects are returned and retained by the Company. AAL is an ISO 9000 certified assay laboratory. The QA/QC program includes a comprehensive analytical quality assurance and control routine comprising the systematic use of Company inserted standards, blanks and field duplicate samples, internal laboratory standards and has also included check analyses at other accredited laboratories. Downhole thicknesses for vertical drill holes are considered accurate true thickness intersections for the essentially flat-lying, to gently dipping TLC host stratigraphy.

Qualified Person

Mr. Ted O’Connor, P.Geo., Executive Vice President of American Lithium, and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release.

About American Lithium

American Lithium is actively engaged in the development of large-scale lithium projects within mining-friendly jurisdictions throughout the Americas.  The Company is currently focused on enabling the shift to the new energy paradigm through the continued development of its strategically located TLC lithium project (“TLC”) in the richly mineralized Esmeralda lithium district in Nevada, as well as continuing to advance its Falchani lithium (“Falchani”) and Macusani uranium (“Macusani”) development-stage projects in southeastern Peru. All three projects, TLC, Falchani and Macusani have been through robust preliminary economic assessments, exhibit strong significant expansion potential and enjoy strong community support.  Pre-feasibility is advancing well TLC and Falchani.

For more information, please contact the Company at info@americanlithiumcorp.com or visit our website at www.americanlithiumcorp.com

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of American Lithium Corp.

“Simon Clarke”

CEO & Director

Tel: 604 428 6128

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