Mr. Richard Penn reports
Q BATTERY METALS RECEIVES PEGMATITE ROCK SAMPLE RESULTS WITH 622 PPM LITHIUM LA CORNE SOUTH PROJECT, VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC
Q Battery Metals Corp. has provided an update of exploration on the La Corne South project, located north of Val d'Or, Que. The Q Battery Metals geological team has recently completed more thorough sampling of pegmatite outcrops that were discovered earlier this year (see news release dated July 3, 2023). For the most recent sampling program, the company utilized a diamond bladed rock saw in order to cut greater volume of material from the pegmatite outcrops that were not conducive to standard rock hammer and chisel sampling. Samples were submitted directly to ALS Laboratory in North Vancouver, B.C.
The company also completed rock sampling in June when pegmatite samples were submitted to ALS Laboratory in Val d'Or, Quebec. 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 associated 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 four-acid digestion and MS analysis for 48 elements. Samples WP 66 to 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 parts per million (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 (lithium), along with Cs (cesium), Al (aluminum) and Be (beryllium), all indicators for pegmatite that can potentially be lithium-bearing. The float blocks are interpreted as having been derived from a nearby source.
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. It is recommended that the company continue undertaking ground geophysical surveys in order to identify potential pegmatite beneath the sediment cover. The ground surveys (resistively) will add to the geophysical data obtained from the previously completed drone-supported magnetics and ground IP (induced polarization) chargeability surveys to provide more defined targets for eventual diamond drilling.
Q Battery Metals exploration programs undertaken in Quebec are supervised by Dr. 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 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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