Q BATTERY COMPLETES MAGNETIC SURVEY AT LA CORNE
Mr. Richard Penn reports
Q BATTERY REPORTS RESULTS OF MAGNETIC SURVEY LA CORNE SOUTH LITHIUM PROJECT, QUEBEC
Q Battery Metals Corp. has provided a summary of results from its drone-supported magnetics surveying over the La Corne South project, located north of Val d'Or, Que. The survey was completed by Geophysique TMC based out of Val d'Or and provides magnetic coverage for the full claim area of the La Corne South project. The survey comprises 347 line kilometres of magnetic results. The new magnetics data have been merged with the 2021 survey data to provide homogenous magnetic response over project area.
The magnetic data are currently being modelled to highlight both magnetically high and magnetically low trends. Magnetic highs on the property have been shown to be related to massive sulphide bands that contain pyrrhotite. Some of these magnetic features have been historically tested by diamond drilling for massive sulphides. Several intercepts of massive sulphide mineralization are noted in the drill logs, and selected samples have returned significant values of copper, zinc, silver and gold. Not all of the drill core from the historic drilling was analyzed, even where massive sulphides were intercepted. The VMS (volcanogenic massive sulphide) target areas are to be further tested during the 2023 season.
The massive sulphides appear to be well associated with magnetic highs.
Magnetic lows are interpreted for potential pegmatitic bodies, associated with lithium mineralization. Lithium pegmatites are known to express anomalously low magnetic susceptibility readings. Rock sampling in 2021 by Q Battery Metals returned several significant lithium values (up to 468 parts per million (ppm)), where lithium or pegmatites had not yet been targeted. As well, where multiple-element laboratory testing has been completed in historic diamond drill programs, significant lithium values (up to 333 ppm) were also returned (see Q Battery news release dated March 7, 2023). The Boily Berube mineral showing has been described as pegmatitic veins hosting molybdenite and bismithinite. The showing is located within magnetic low features in a region of magnetic high. The magnetic high may be masking the pegmatitic material to some degree at that location, and may require further data analysis to obtain the necessary detail.
Potential pegmatite target areas are indicated from the magnetic survey results. Some of the magnetic lows are linear north-south-trending dike-like features several hundreds of metres in length. Many of these will be targeted for further exploration.
Q Battery Metals exploration programs undertaken in Quebec are supervised by Mathieu Piche, OGQ, with an office located north of Val d'Or. He is also a Q Battery Metals company director. The company has 100-per-cent interests 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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