Q BATTERY BEGINS REMODELLING LA CORNE MAGNETICS SURVEY
Mr. Richard Penn reports
Q BATTERY METALS CORPORATION MAGNETICS INTERPRETATION LA CORNE SOUTH LITHIUM PROJECT, QUEBEC
Q Battery Metals Corp. has provided an update on its La Corne South project located north of Val d'Or, Que. The geologic team has undertaken remodelling of the previously completed magnetics survey with the objective of outlining potential pegmatite bodies within the host volcanic rocks.
Two areas of the La Corne South project were covered by drone-supported magnetic survey in 2021. The intent of the survey was to map magnetically high trends associated with pyrrhotite-bearing massive sulphide mineralization hosted in the volcanic rocks that cross the claims. Several outcrops and historic drill holes have revealed the presence of massive sulphide mineralization, that where sampled, returned elevated copper, zinc and silver values.
In response to the recent discovery of potential lithium mineralization in pegmatite bodies on the La Corne South project, the team is now looking for structures in the magnetic mapping that could be related to pegmatite. Lithium pegmatites are known to express anomalously low magnetic susceptibility readings and are generally constrained to regional-scale geological structures. In particular, the Boily Berube mineral showing has been described as pegmatitic veins hosting molybdenite and bismithinite. The showing is located within a zone of relatively high magnetics that may be masking the pegmatitic material.
The Q Battery geology team modelled the magnetics data using Kriging geostatistical methodology with symbology reversed to show magnetic lows as hot colours. The initial results indicate zones of magnetically low response that may be preliminary targets for ground follow-up. The target zones trend off of the area of the survey coverage. The company is now considering extending the high detail magnetic surveying to cover the full 25 square kilometres of the La Corne South project claims.
Q Battery Metals' La Corne South lithium project is located over the southern portion of the La Corne batholith. At least 14 lithium projects are associated with the margins of the La Corne batholith within 20 kilometres of the Q Battery Metals claims. Sections of the batholith are pegmatitic which host the lithium. The North American lithium project is a historic lithium mine that now lists proven and probable mineral reserves estimated at 29.2 million tonnes, grading 0.96 per cent lithium oxide, with contained Li2O (lithium oxide) of 280,300 tonnes. As well, the potential for volcanogenic massive sulphide deposition containing copper-zinc-silver is evident on the claims.
The reader is cautioned that resources that exist on properties outside of the Q Battery Metals claims are not direct indicators of mineralization on the claims.
Q Battery Metals exploration programs undertaken in Quebec are supervised by Dr. Mathieu Piche, OGQ, with office located north of Val d'Or. He is also a Q Battery Metals company director. The company has 100-per-cent interest in mineral claims within Quebec and British Columbia, with exploration targeting strategic and precious metals.
Perry Grunenberg, PGeo, a qualified person as that term is defined under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.
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