Q BATTERY BEGINS ROCK SAMPLING AT LA CORNE SOUTH
Mr. Richard Penn reports
Q BATTERY COMMENCES TARGETED ROCK SAMPLING LA CORNE SOUTH LITHIUM PROJECT, QUEBEC
Q Battery Metals Corp. has initiated targeted rock sampling on the La Corne South project, located north of Val d'Or, Que. The Q Battery sampling team will be exploring areas where prior sampling returned elevated lithium values from work programs that were not designed to test for lithium. The work is being guided by Dr. Mathieu Piche, a director and OGQ geoscientist for Q Battery.
In 2021, Q Battery conducted a work program to test outcrops for multielement VMS (volcanic massive sulphide) potential. Rock sampling undertaken in the area of the Boily Berube mineral showing returned a number of results over 100 parts per million (ppm) lithium and up to 468 ppm (see Q Battery's news release dated March 7, 2023). The samples were taken from outcrop ridges that will be resampled during this current targeted program. The team will also attempt to better locate the Boily Berube mineral showing that is described as a trench completed in 1989 exposing pegmatite containing molybdenite and bismuthinite. The rocks were not analyzed for lithium at that time. The targeted sampling will test this material for lithium as well as sampling other trenches completed during the 1989 work program.
Q Battery will also locate drill collars for holes completed by prior operators. This includes drill hole FIE 15-04-02 completed in 2004 by Falconbridge that returned elevated lithium (to 333 ppm) from core samples (see Q Battery's news release dated June 12, 2023). None of the historic drilling was designed to test for pegmatite or lithium, with only a select number of hole samples analyzed for multiple elements to include lithium.
This current targeted sampling program will assist in identifying areas for more intensive exploration to be undertaken during the summer. The intention of 2023 exploration on the La Corne South project is to identify potential lithium-bearing pegmatites that can be diamond drilled this coming fall and winter.
The La Corne South property 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 QMET claims. Sections of the batholith are pegmatitic, which hosts the lithium. Within 10 kilometres, 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 Li2O, with contained Li2O of 280,300 tonnes. As well, the potential for VMS deposition containing Cu-Zn-Ag (copper, zinc and silver) is evident on the La Corne South 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 a 100-per-cent interest in mineral claims within Quebec and British Columbia, with exploration targeting critical 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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