Q BATTERY METALS FINDS PEGMATITE DIKES AT LA CORNE
Mr. Richard Penn reports
Q BATTERY MAPS AND SAMPLES PEGMATITE LA CORNE SOUTH LITHIUM PROJECT, QUEBEC
Q Battery Metals Corp. has discovered pegmatite dikes following a targeted sampling program on the La Corne South project, located north of Val d'Or, Que. A brief reconnaissance of the area of interest on the claims led to the discovery of several narrow pegmatitic bodies within bedrock and several larger float blocks of pegmatitic material. Samples have been collected from these exposures and are now being submitted to the laboratory for lithium analysis.
The Q Battery team explored a general area where prior sampling returned elevated lithium values from work programs completed in 2021, that were however not designed for the discovery of pegmatites or lithium. The current reconnaissance work was guided by Dr. Mathieu Piche', a director and OGQ Geoscientist for Q Battery, who was also part of the reconnaissance team. Pegmatitic material has not be previously mapped by Q Battery on this area of the claims. The largest of the recently discovered pegmatite dykes appears to be approximately 30 cm in width with an unknown strike length.
There appears to be a cluster of pegmatite veins and dykes associated with a topographic ridge in this area of the property. The area requires a more thorough exploration program in order to properly assess lithium potential. Continued exploration is expected to be undertaken in the following months.
Q Battery Metals president Richard Penn states that "we have known the the La Corne South property has the correct geological setting for pegmatite formations, however, it is pleasing to find the pegmatite material in the field during our brief targeted reconnaissance program." The area has been under an exploration access ban due to high fire hazard ratings. A temporary lifting of the ban allowed the crew to quickly obtain samples of pegmatite from the property. The area is once again under access ban due to continued dry weather.
The intention of 2023 exploration on the La Corne South project is to identify 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 host the lithium. Within 10 kms, the North American Lithium project is a historic lithium mine that now lists proven and probable mineral reserves estimated at 29.2 million tonnes (Mt), grading 0.96% Li2O, with contained Li2O of 280,300t. As well, the potential for VMS deposition containing Cu-Zn-Ag 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 100% interest in mineral claims within Quebec and British Columbia, with exploration targeting critical and precious metals.
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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