Mr. Richard Penn reports
Q BATTERY METALS EXPLORATION UPDATE LA CORNE SOUTH AND PONTAX PROJECTS, QUEBEC
Q Battery Metals Corp. has provided an update of exploration on its Quebec-based projects including the La Corne South project, located north of Val d'Or, and the Pontax project, located within the James Bay region in Quebec.
LA CORNE SOUTH PROPERTY
The Q Battery Metals geological team has completed sampling of pegmatite outcrops that were discovered earlier this year (see news release dated July 3, 2023). The geologic team completed sampling program of outcrops containing pegmatitic material and samples were submitted directly to ALS Laboratory in North Vancouver, BC.
In total, seven rock samples were submitted to ALS from the June and September sampling programs. The June sampling included a combination of rock chip and grab samples including float blocks. The September sampling included channel saw sampling along with rock outcrop chip sampling. Six of the samples were taken from outcrops or boulders of pegmatitic material, and one sample was taken from volcanic outcrop with significant pyrite and pyrrhotite mineralization (WP69).
The below table summarizes results of the two sampling programs.
Rock samples were generally obtained using a hammer and chisel. Sample WP68 was obtained utilizing a diamond bladed rock saw in order to cut material from the vein exposure. All samples were taken directly to the ALS lab either in Val d'Or or North Vancouver. The initial three samples underwent the Lab's ME-MS61L analysis using 4-acid digestion and MS analysis for 48 elements. Samples WP 66-69 were analyzed by the Lab's ME-MS41 process which utilized an aqua regia digestion followed by MS analysis for 51 elements.
The best lithium value of 622 ppm was obtained from blocks of rock found at surface on the margin of a ridge of outcrop. Two samples were taken from these blocks, both of which returned elevated Li, along with Cs, Al and Be, all indicators for pegmatite that can potentially be lithium bearing. The float blocks are interpreted as having been derived from a nearby source.
Project Planning - La Corne South
The geologic team undertook a property wide tour of the La Corne South Property lithium target area as part of the recent August 2023 reconnaissance. The property is well crossed by good condition resource roads. The property has a significant cover of sand, silt and gravel deposited during the last period of glaciation. The company is planning to extend ground geophysical surveys in order to identify potential pegmatite beneath the sediment cover.
Q Battery Metals has contacted TMC Geophysics to complete 24 kilometres of Induced Polarization (IP) survey over a large part of the La Corne South property. The survey is designed to reveal resistive targets that can be tested for pegmatite, and conductive bodies that can be tested for potential massive sulphide deposition. Both target types are evident from previous work completed on the property (see historic news releases).
The ground surveys (IP chargeability and resistivity) will add to the geophysical data obtained from the previously completed drone-supported magnetics and ground TDEM surveys to provide more defined targets for eventual diamond drilling.
Pontax property located within the Lithium Triangle of the James Bay region. The claims cover 5,376 hectares in 101 contiguous claims that are surrounded by other significant lithium projects, including: Patriot Battery Metals' Pontax project, Brunswick Exploration, Stria Lithium's properties and Li-FT Power Ltd., including the Moyenne project. The claims have undergone a limited amount of prior exploration.
The Quebec Sigeom database indicates that 63 sediment samples have been obtained within or adjacent to the Q Battery Metals Pontax property. The samples were obtained during historic work programs undertaken from 1974 to 2016. The database provides results for up to 91 parameters, including metal and pathfinder element analysis. The sample laboratory results were data-filtered by Q Battery Metals for pegmatite indicator minerals, including lithium, cesium, tantalum, rubidium, niobium, tin and boron, which are considered pathfinder elements that can form halos related to the presence of LCT (lithium-cesium-tantalum) pegmatites. The results indicate several elevated results for pathfinder elements are located within or immediately adjacent to the Q Battery Metals claims.
Project Planning - Pontax
In order to define targets for ground prospecting, the company is planning to utilize remote sensing spectral analysis and elevation surveying from satellite-sourced data. Q Battery Metals is in discussion with PhotoSat of Vancouver, BC, to undertake analysis of archived satellite data and provide multispectral analysis along with one metre surface elevation mapping for the property. The company intends to complete an initial prospecting program targeting potential pegmatite bodies once ground conditions allow access in the spring of 2024.
Q BATTERY METALS CORP
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% interest in mineral claims within Quebec, targeting critical and precious metals. Projects include the McKenzie East Gold property, the Lorrain Ni-Co-PGE property, and the recently acquired Versant rare earth elements (REE) property.
Perry Grunenberg, P.Geo, a "Qualified Person" as that term is defined under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.
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