Express Lithium Project
The Express Lithium Project is in the heart of world-class, lithium-cesium-tantalum pegmatite province, James Bay, Québec, Canada, which is host to Allkem’s 37.2Mt @ 1.3% Li2O James Bay deposit, and Nemaska’s 36.6Mt @ 1.3% Li2O Whabouchi deposit. Recent discoveries in the province include Patriot Battery Metals’ Corvette Property and Winsome Resources Limited’s Cancet Project.
Express comprises 139 mineral claims over 2 contiguous claim blocks, covering a significant 74km2 project area. Its location is very promising, just 12km SE of Allkem’s James Bay Deposit, and 15km NE of Cygnus Metals’ Pontax Project.
Cygnus has recently consolidated its landholding in the area, acquiring an additional 9km of strike on the Chambois Greenstone Belt, which hosts the Pontax Project. Cygnus and Patriot Metals’ Pontax Projects’ boundaries now swarm Express’ boundaries to the south. The region is supported by excellent infrastructure, including well established towns, sealed roads, hydro -generated power and airports.
The main claim block is underlain by muscovite and tourmaline bearing pegmatite with enclaves of pegmatite, while the smaller claim block is underlain by the Chambois Greenstone Belt. Outcropping pegmatites are evident from satellite imagery, and high-priority pegmatites have been identified along trend from government mapping. It has been termed ‘The Spodumene Suite’ by Quebec’s MERN, yet this ground has never been explored for lithium.
To the north, the trend of pegmatite intrusions at the James Bay deposit are generally WNW to ESE. To the south, the bedrock and pegmatite intrusions within the Chambois Greenstone Belt are generally SW to NE. The two trends appear to converge circa the Express Lithium Project. Geophysical data and satellite data is to be acquired to identify the key target areas for the sampling program. In -country geological partners, Dahrouge Geological, will perform boots-on-ground field mapping and surface sampling in summer 2023.