The Preissac-Lacorne Lithium Portfolio is composed of 145 claims covering 6,292 ha situated within the La Motte, La Corne, Preissac, Figuery and Landrienne townships. The four properties, containing numerous showings mineralized in Li (spodumene) ▒Ta (tantalite) ▒Be (beryl), have been investigated sporadically by junior mining companies with various geophysical, geochemical and geological tools from the early 1950's until the present day. The portfolio contains numerous lithium spodumene-bearing granitic pegmatite occurrences, showings and prospects of historic significance, explored by leading lithium exploration companies during the early lithium boom of the 1950-1960's such as; American Lithium Corporation, International Lithium Mining Corp., Duval Lithium, QLC (formerly Lithium Exploration Company Limited), and Quebec Lithium.
The core of the claim group is located 40 km northeast of the mining town of Val d'Or. The recorded mineral claims extend 30 km east-west by 15 km north-south. The properties are accessible by a network of paved roads connecting to the main 117 Highway linking Val d'Or to Rouyn-Noranda. The region holds several precious and base metals mines and possesses all the infrastructures and workforce necessary to support a mining operation.
The estimates presented above are treated as historic information and have not been verified or relied upon for economic evaluation by the Company. These historical mineral resources do not refer to any category of sections 1.2 and 1.3 of the NI-43-101 Instrument such as mineral resources or mineral reserves as stated in the 2010 CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves. The explanation lies in the inability by the Company to verify the data acquired by the various historical drilling campaigns. The Company has not done sufficient work yet to classify the historical estimates as current mineral resources or mineral reserves.
The technical contents of this page were approved by Michel Boily, PhD, P.Geo a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.
La Corne 1
The La Corne 1 property is located in the Figuery Township (NTS 32D08). Mineralization consists of spodumene-rich sub-horizontal, irregular dykes. Drilling carried out by International Lithium Corp. in the 1950's, delineated a 3.7-m thick, 119 x 104 m area providing an historical resource estimate of 135,000t @ 0.95 wt. % Li2O (Source: RP 446; MERQ)*.
La Corne 2
The La Corne 2 property is located in the La Motte Township (NTS 32D08). Granitic pegmatites dykes, 0.60 to 1.20 m thick, reveal 15 to 30% spodumene accompanied of beryl. Diamond drilling generated key assays of 1.65 wt. % Li2O on 1.0 m and 1.12 wt. % Li2O on 1.32 m, respectively (Source : GM 03089;MERQ).
La Corne 3
The La Corne 3 is also situated in the La Motte Township (NTS 32D8). The mineralization is contained within two granitic pegmatite dykes (182-259 m long x 2-3 m thick), rich in spodumene (Li) with accessory tantalite (Ta) and Beryl (Be). The dykes were investigated by 27 DDH by Ascot Metals in 1955. Dyke #1 yielded Li2O assays of 1.45 wt. % Li2O (n=15), whereas, Dyke #2 produced 0.57% Li2O (n=4). Historical resource estimates were 75,000t @1.45 wt. % Li2O (Source: RG160; MERQ)*.
La Corne 4
The Quebec Lithium West Lithium Project is contiguous to the western boundary of RB Energy's Canada Lithium Mine property located in the La Corne Township (NTS 32C05). RB Energy's Quebec Lithium Mine reported measured and indicated resources of 29.3 Mt grading 1.19% Li2O and 20.9 Mt of inferred resources grading 1.15% Li2O, respectively (source: NI43-101 Technical Report filed by Canada Lithium ,on SEDAR, June 8, 2011).