Q BATTERY METALS INCREASES PEGALITH CLAIMS TO 1,409 HA
Mr. Richard Penn reports
Q BATTERY METALS CORP INCREASES LAND PACKAGE AT PEGALITH LITHIUM PROJECT GATINEAU REGION, QUEBEC
Q Battery Metals Corp. has added more claims to the Pegalith project. The claims cover strong geological and mineralogical indicators for lithium potential. The mineral claims now cover a total of 1,409 hectares, with expansion of the original claim block by 300 ha and adding 473 ha in six locations spread over the region. The claims are located within 25 kilometres north of Gatineau, Que.
The claims were originally staked to cover part of an extensive belt of granitic and gneissic rocks that host pegmatitic mineralogy. Additional claims were added to cover more of the geologic belt, while adding more historic mineral showings to the land package. The claims now cover or are in close proximity to 12 historic showings where small-scale mining was undertaken in the early 1900s to extract coarse-grained feldspar, quartz and mica as industrial minerals. Tonnages mined are reported as ranging from 90 to 15,000 tons of material. Several of the mines also extracted apatite, tourmaline, sphene and titanite. The geologic summary for these historic mines indicate that the main lithology is pegmatite or other intrusive rocks.
The historic mine, Leduc, is located approximately six kilometres southwest of the northern block of Pegalith claims; it contains a lithium-bearing body (approximately 230 tonnes of 5.39 per cent Li2O (lithium dioxide)) hosted in pegmatitic materials (GM62505, Geotech Exploration, 2006, not 43-101-compliant). The reader is cautioned that potential lithium resources that exist on properties outside of the Pegalith claims are not direct indicators of lithium mineralization on the Pegalith property.
Q Battery Metals geologic team are continuing to compile all available data for the Pegalith project in preparation for a 2023 phase 1 exploration program. Work is expected to be under way by late April early May of 2023, starting with locating and sampling all historically known pegmatite bodies.
Q Battery Metals exploration programs in Quebec are supervised by Dr. Mathieu Piche, OGQ, who is also a Black Tusk company director.
Perry Grunenberg, PGeo, a qualified person, as that term defined under National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.
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