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NAM Further Demonstrates Presence of Rhodium at the River Valley Palladium Project Near Sudbury, Ontario $ $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:20 AM on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021


  • Rhodium (Rh) is the most valuable platinum group metal (PGM), with recent spot price highs of over $US24,000/oz Rh, nearly 18 times higher than Pt
  • 303 Rh assay results reported for the Pine Zone of the River Valley Deposit
  • Highest assay result is 0.177 g/t Rh, with 9 other samples returned assays at or greater than 0.100 g/t Rh and a total of 50 samples returned assays higher than 0.050 g/t Rh
  • The highest Rh concentrations coincide with the highest palladium (Pd) and platinum (Pt) grades – Rh concentrations in the River Valley Deposit are equivalent to 12% of the Pt grades
  • Based on encouraging results from phase 1, subsequent phases of the multi-phase Rh evaluation program will take samples of PGM mineralized intervals from the Dana South and Lismer zones
  • The River Valley Deposit is one of North Americas largest undeveloped primary platinum-group metal projects with 2.867 Moz Palladium Equivalent (PdEq) in the Measured + Indicated classifications and 1.059 Moz Pd Eq in the Inferred classification

New Age Metals Inc. (NAM) (TSXV:NAM); (OTC:NMTLF); (FSE:P7J) (“NAM” or the “Company”) announces completion of Phase 1 of an ongoing Rh assay program on the River Valley Palladium Deposit near Sudbury, Ontario (Figure 1). Phase 1 of the Rh assay program collected 303 pulp samples from 17 mineralized intervals in 14 drill holes through the Pine Zone. The samples were selected to provide Rh data for mineralization in two cross-sections spaced 50 metres apart through the Pine Zone, located near the north end of the 16 km long River Valley Deposit (Figure 1).  In addition to Rh, the samples were also assayed for gold (Au), iridium (Ir), palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt), and ruthenium (Ru). The assays were completed on 2015-2020 drill core sample pulps at the Geoscience Laboratories in Sudbury.

The new Rh data reported herein are in addition to historical data generated from drill core, channel and surface grab samples from the River Valley Deposit (Figure 2) (see also Pacific North West Capital Corp. press release dated July 26, 2011). Rh is the most valuable platinum group metal (PGM), with recent spot price highs of over $US24,000/oz Rh, nearly 18 times higher than Pt. However, Rh analyses are too costly to be performed on every drill core assay sample. Rh is reported in the current Mineral Resource Estimate for the River Valley Deposit (see NAM press release dated August 8, 2019), based on regression analysis of historical drill core and channel sample assay data for the Dana North, Dana South and Lismer Zones.
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