Surface sampling and new interpretation of airborne data indicates a substantially expanded target area for spodumene-dominated pegmatites, to be drill tested in the upcoming winter field season. HIGHLIGHTS
Preliminary assays received from surface sampling at Corvette Far East (CFE) return highly elevated lithium and beryllium as well as critical characteristic low K/Rb ratios and high caesium confirming the presence of extremely fractionated pegmatites close to a potentially large spodumene system.
Preliminary mineralogy work and consultation with lithium pegmatite experts confirm the presence of diagnostic highly fractionated lithium-caesium-tantalum minerals such as petalite and unusually lithium-caesium-rich beryl, further supporting the interpretation that Polaris is a highly fractionated rare metal pegmatite on the outer edge of an LCT pegmatite field.
New interpretation of the airborne magnetic data indicates the presence of an important eastwest trend across the project, commonly seen at large lithium deposits in the Superior Province.
These results are extremely encouraging and strongly support the interpretation that a larger, spodumene-dominated target is likely to be undercover to the south-southwest and/or at depth.
These exciting developments have also substantially expanded the strike length of the highly fractionated drill target area to 2.8 km.
Drill permitting is currently underway in order to test these drill targets as part of the upcoming winter exploration season in Quebec.