July 9, 2009
First Lithium Applies for Manitoba Mineral Exploration Licence
Vancouver, British Columbia -First Lithium Resources Inc. (the "Company") (TSX-Venture: MCI) wishes to announce that it has applied to the Manitoba Government Mining Recorder for a Mineral Exploration Licence ("MEL") at its Godslith claim in the Gods Lake area of northern Manitoba. Mineral Exploration Licence 395A expands the area of influence for First Lithium from 256 hectares, the area of the Godslith claim, to 5453 hectares for the MEL. The objective of the acquisition is to provide the opportunity to explore the general area of the Godslith lithium pegmatite for repetitions of this style of deposit and to secure the immediate area of the pegmatite for future development.
The Godslith pegmatite has a non-43-101 compliant historical reserve of "4.8 million tons of 1.27% Li2O over 36.2 feet using a cutoff grade of 0.70% Li2O". Probable reserves have been estimated to be "4.6 million tons grading 1.14% Li2O". The deposit is open at depth along the entirety of its more than 2300 m strike length. A diamond drill program has been proposed to assess the extent of the lithium-bearing pegmatite dyke at depth and for the potential for associated rare and precious metal mineralization. Currently, MEL 395A is registered to Mark Fedikow however subsequent to the registration of First Lithium Resources to undertake business in the Province of Manitoba MEL 395A will be transferred to First Lithium. This news release has been prepared on behalf of the First Lithium Resources Inc. Board of Directors, which accepts full responsibility for its contents. The contents of this release have been reviewed and approved by Mark Fedikow, P.Eng, P. Geo.,C.P.G., a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
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