Defense Metals Engages Falcon Drilling for Drill Program at Wicheeda Rare Earth Element Project

VANCOUVER , Aug. 1, 2019 /CNW/ – Defense Metals Corp. (“Defense Metals”) (DEFN: TSX-V / DFMTF: OTCQB / 35D: FSE) is pleased to announce that it has engaged Falcon Drilling Ltd. for a planned 2,000 metre surface core drill program at its Wicheeda Rare Earth Element (“REE”) Property located 80 kilometres (50 miles) northeast of the city of Prince George, British Columbia .  The 2019 drilling and camp operations are fully permitted for up to 51 separate drill sites (See the Defense Metals May 6, 2019 news release).

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Drill pads and a work camp are currently being prepared and drilling is expected to commence in early August. The purpose of the 2019 Wicheeda drill program is to further delineate, and potentially expand the Wicheeda REE carbonatite deposit leading to completion of an updated mineral resource estimate. Core drilling will: test the northern, southern and western extent of the Wicheeda deposit where it is still open; further delineate the relatively higher-grade near surface dolomite carbonatite unit; and address select internal drilling gaps within the deposit. Defense Metals expects to complete this work program in approximately six weeks.

About Falcon Drilling Ltd.

Falcon Drilling Ltd., of Prince George, British Columbia , provides drill equipment and highly trained drill crews, rapid access to supplies, and mobilization services to the most remote of locations. They have specifically designed and manufactured helicopter transportable diamond drill rigs that permit fast efficient moves between drill sites with minimal environmental disturbance and site remediation costs.

About Defense Metals Corporation

efense Metals Engages Falcon Drilling for Drill Program at Wicheeda Rare Earth Element ProjectDefense Metals is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition of mineral deposits containing metals and elements commonly used in the electric power market, military, national security and the production of green energy technologies, such as, high strength, light weight, rare earth magnets. Defense Metals primary focus is to exercise its option to acquire 100% of the 1,780 hectare Wicheeda Rare Earth Element Project. Defense Metals Corp. trades in Canada under “DEFN” on the TSX Venture Exchange, The United States , under “DFMTF” on the OTCQB and the German, Frankfurt Exchange under the symbol of “35D”.

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