Field exploration at Aero, part of James Bay Minerals’ (ASX:JBY) La Grande project in the James Bay lithium precinct in Quebec, Canada, has discovered the ‘Warhawk’ pegmatite – a 560m-long, up to 20m wide body full of spodumene crystals.
Aero consists of 89 continuous claims across 43.65km2 and contains ~12km of deformation zones considered highly prospective to contain LCT pegmatites.
Nearby Cancet West, owned by Winsome Resources (ASX:WR1), as well as Patriot Lithium’s (ASX:PAT) Corvette lithium projects both have similar deformation zones running through their properties and have had significant exploration success to date.
Utilising a SciAps laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) reader – a high-tech scanning technique that is used ever more frequently in exploration – testing of rock chip and channel samples Warhawk have shown multiple Li2O hits across its entire length and breadth.
“The discovery of a lithium-bearing mineral at surface on the Warhawk pegmatite within the Aero property confirms that this pegmatite contains lithium,” exploration partner Breakaway Exploration’s senior field geologist Mark Fekete says.
“Now that we have proven through a recognised exploration technique that lithium is present, our focus is to now determine where the highest concentration of lithium is within the Warhawk and other pegmatites dykes on the property.”
Samples have been sent to the lab and assays are pending to reveal lithium grades from the prospect area.