Nuinsco Reports up to 15 Metre Widths of High-Grade REEs at Prairie Lake

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / June 10, 2019 / Nuinsco Resources Limited (”Nuinsco” or the ”Company”) (CSE: NWI) reports the identification of up to 15 metre widths in drill core of high-grade rare earth element (REE) domains in iron-rich carbonatite rock (ferrocarbonatite) at its 100%-owned Prairie Lake project near Terrace Bay, Ontario.

”Carbonatites contain the highest REE content of any igneous rock making them attractive exploration targets for REE mineralization, and ferrocarbonatites are usually particularly enriched with respect to REEs,” said Paul Jones, CEO of Nuinsco. ”These domains are assumed to be late stage intrusions into the Prairie Lake carbonatite complex, and their presence is an indicator that other, similar intrusions are possible. As previously reported the Prairie Lake complex has unusually high concentrations of REEs in apatite, in particular neodymium oxide (Nd2O3) (see news release of June 6, 2019); the REE content with high proportional Nd2O3 content in association with other mineral commodities of economic interest in the Exploration Target (”ET”) makes it very attractive for further investigation.”

Holes NP 1006 and 1007 were drilled in the southwest part of the Prairie Lake complex, an area dominated by carbonatite mineralization. Assays were as follows:




Width m



Ce g/t

Nd g/t

Sm g/t

∑REE g/t

P2O5 %

Nb2O5 %

Ta g/t



























Y – yttrium, La – lanthanum, Ce – cerium, Nd – neodymium, Sm – samarium, P2O5 – phosphate, Nb2O5 – niobium, Ta – tantalum
1g/t = 1 ppm

Drill holes NP 1006 and 1007 contain the mineral ancylite, a strontium-rich REE-carbonate with high concentrations (typically >50wt%) of rare earth oxides. Accompanying the ancylite mineralization is burbankite (another REE-carbonate mineral), and strontianite (SrCO3).

The Prairie Lake project consists of nine mineral claims covering an area of 608 ha. Logistically Prairie Lake is superbly located, with ready access to power, road, rail and shipping infrastructure; it is easily accessed by an all-weather road from the TransCanada Highway 28 kilometres to the south. The mineralization identified is entirely contained within the Prairie Lake carbonatite complex, presently an ET of 515-630 million tonnes defined by 46 diamond drill holes with grades as tabulated below.

Prairie Lake ET1:


Jim’s Showing





La (ppm) Lanthanum

275 – 340

295 – 360

305 – 370

200 – 250

280 – 340

Ce (ppm) Cerium

650 – 790

670 – 820

670 – 820

450 – 550

650 – 790

Sm (ppm) Samarium

55 – 70

55 – 70

55 – 70

50 – 60

55 – 70

Nd (ppm) Neodymium

295 – 360

290 – 360

320 – 390

235 – 290

300 – 360

Y (ppm) Yttrium

85 – 100

90 – 110

80 – 100

135 – 170

85 – 100

La+Ce+Sm+Nd+Y (ppm)

1360 – 1660

1400 – 1720

1430 – 1750

1070 – 1320

1370 – 1660

Additional Elements (as oxides)

P2O5 (%) Phosphate

3.0 – 4.0

3.5 – 4.5

2.5 – 3.0

2.5 – 3.5

3.0 – 4.0

Nb2O5 (%) Niobium

0.095 – 0.115

0.100 – 0.120

0.040 – 0.050

0.085 – 0.105

0.090 – 0.110

Ta2O5 (ppm) Tantalum

18 – 25

25 – 30

5 – 7

10 – 12

18 – 21

Volume – m3 (million)

140 – 175

12 – 14

13 – 16

2 – 3

170 – 210

Tonnes (million)

435 – 530

35 – 45

40 – 50

7 – 8

515 – 630

1 The potential quantity and grade of the ET is conceptual in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource. It is uncertain if further exploration will result in the discovery of a mineral resource. There is no National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects preliminary economic assessment in respect of the Prairie Lake ET.

Qualified Person
P.L. Jones, P. Geol., is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this press release regarding the Prairie Lake project.

About Nuinsco Resources Limited
Nuinsco Resources has over 45 years of exploration suc­cess and is a growth oriented, multi-commodity mineral explora­tion and development company focused on prospective oppor­tunities in Canada and internationally. Currently the Company has two properties in Ontario – the high-grade Sunbeam gold prospect near Atikokan and the large, multi-commodity (rare-earths, niobi­um, tantalum, phosphorus) Prairie Lake project near Terrace Bay. In addition, Nuinsco has recently completed an agreement for gold exploitation at the El Sid project in the Eastern Desert of Egypt – a project with the potential to provide near-term revenue.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Sean Stokes, Executive VP

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