Lonnie & Virgil┬áProperty – Niobium/Lanthanum (Rare Earths)


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Property – Current

In May 3, 2011, RarraTerra optioned Lonnie Property from American Manganese (AMY). This property consists of eight mineral claims, totaling 1605 hectares, and is located on Granite Creek, south east of Manson Creek in North Central British Columbia, approximately three hours drive north of Fort St. James. Altitude on the Property varies between 3200 feet and 4000 feet. While historically known for its showings of niobium, the Lonnie Property has more recently become of interest for its rare earth elements showings. This constitutes the The terms of this transaction were:

  • RTC has the option to acquire up to 60% of the right, title and interest of American Manganese.
  • RTC has agreed to pay AMY a cash payment of $60,000 and issue it 285,000 common shares of the Company over the three year term of the option agreement.
  • RTC has also committed to incur exploration expenditures totaling $500,000 over the three year term of the agreement.

Click Here for an in-depth overview of The Lonnie niobium deposit and its relationship to faulting and metamorphism.

Historical trenching on the Brent Claims returned a strike length of 119 meters (390 feet) containing an average of 0.19% Nb205 and 0.18% of Zr (zirconium) higher grades were 0.57% Nb205. The zone is open on both ends and is up to 40 meters in width in the vicinity of the heliport. A 56 meter chip sample assayed 0.15% Titanium, 0.05% Lanthanum and 0.03% neodymium.

lonnie assay table

The Lonnie niobium showings contains significant niobium, grading 0.20% Nb205 over 500 metres (1640 feet) situated approximately four kilometers southwest on strike of the Brent Showing. Work done thus far has been limited. A total of 8 rock chip and 106 soil samples where taken from two areas surrounding known mineralization. The first was a 0.2 km X 0.15 km area centered on the Virgil trenches and the second was 1.4 km X 0.5 km area encompassing the Lonnie mineral occurrence. Of the 8 rock chip samples, 7 consisted of angular shaped, sub-crop boulders and cobbles float.


Property Overview

100% owned 1604.62 hectare Niobium property located in north-central British Columbia, about 6.0 km northeast of the community of Manson Creek.

On September 13, 2011 - Rara Tera commences Trenching and Soil Sampling

On March 23, 2012 - Rara Tera obtaining Soil Survey results.


Property History

Historical trenching on the Brent Claims returned a strike length of 119 meters (390 feet) containing an average of .19% Nb205 and .18% of Zr (zirconium) higher grades were .57% Nb205. The zone is open on both ends and is up to 40 meters in width in the vicinity of the heliport. A 56 meter chip sample assayed .15% Titanium, .05% Lanthanum and .03% neodymium. The Lonnie niobium showings contains significant niobium, grading .20% Nb205 over 500 metres (1640 feet) situated approximately four kilometers southwest on strike of the Brent Showing. The Company has completed a diamond drill program on October 30, 2009.

Historical trenching on the Brent Claims returned a strike length of 119 meters (390 feet) containing an average of .19% Nb205 and .18% of Zr (zirconium) higher grades were .57% Nb205. The zone is open on both ends and is up to 40 meters in width in the vicinity of the heliport. A 56 meter chip sample assayed .15% Titanium, .05% Lanthanum and .03% neodymium. The Lonnie niobium showings contains significant niobium, grading .20% Nb205 over 500 metres (1640 feet) situated approximately four kilometers southwest on strike of the Brent Showing. The Company has completed a diamond drill program on October 30, 2009.