MAZÉRAC CENTRAL LITHIUM PROJECT CONSISTS OF 108 MINERAL CLAIMS OVER 6,262 HECTARES IN SIZE AND IN MIDST OF SEVERAL OTHER WELL FUNDED PUBLIC COMPANY LITHIUM PROJECTS THAT ARE AGGRESIVELY BEING EXPLORED
The area is located close to infrastructure and the major mining centres immediately adjacent to recent lithium discoveries.
Mazérac, is located around the Decelles Reservoir, about 50km southwest of Val-d’Or and easily accessible by a network of forestry roads.
The region has seen much recent staking and prospecting activity, including highgrade spodumene discoveries by Vision Lithium at their nearby Cadillac property.
Winsome Resources (ASX: WR1) has three projects – Cancet, Adina, and Sirmac – Clappier are 100% owned by the Company. The Company has exclusive rights to explore and subsequently purchase its most recent projects Decelles and Mazérac located near Val-d’Or, also in Quebec.
Vision Lithium (TSXV: VLI) discovered highgrade lithium through channel sampling and has commenced a maiden drill program on its Cadillac property.
Val-d’Or, 50 km north-northeast of the Property, is a comprehensive mining centre supplying personnel, contractors, equipment and supplies to mining and exploration operations in the area. Additionally, there is a processing facility with a feed rate of 1.5 million tonnes per annum run by Sayona Mining Ltd. a billion dollar Australian company trading on the Australian Stock Exchange.
The current block of one hundred eight (108) contiguous claims, provides QPC with a sizeable lithium exploration target within the watershed of the Decelles Reservoir.
The Property is immediately adjacent to claims currently held by other junior lithium-exploration companies including Winsome and Vision. The general area has recently attracted many lithium prospecting and exploration companies due to recent discoveries of several high-grade spodumene prospects.
The Property comprises an early-stage exploration project believed to have a favourable geological setting for Li-Cs-Ta (LCT) Pegmatite style deposits. Numerous pegmatite outcrops are visual on the property and merits further exploration.
As of today, a total of 488 soil samples, including eighteen (18) field duplicates, were collected over seven (7) small grids on the property. The grid areas were selected to provide coverage across the property with sampling lines spaced at 200m and sample collection sites spaced at 50m along the lines.
Samples were collected using soil augers in an attempt to sample the B-horizon below organic layers, which averaged 30-40 cm in thickness. The soil profile was generally well-developed and not water saturated, except where sampling in wetland areas.
Results from sampling were numerous single and multi-point lithium geochemical anomalies throughout the property. Additionally, there are subtle anomalisms for Ta, Rb, REE’s and various geochemical ratios as indicators to prospectivity and pegmatite fertility in the seven zones explored. The trace element geochem is telling, providing proper guidance for exploration this spring and summer.
Phase 1 is comprised of a four-stage holistic approach leveraging high-value dataset to de-risk mineral exploration by utilizing, available legacy data, employing high value geomatics, geophysics and fundamental earth structural analysis, to generate targets for boots on the ground exploration.
Data Compilation: Legacy data compilation of public domain Lake Sediment geochemistry, and government geological mapping and sampling is to be completed over the district.
Remote Sensing: Acquisition, processing, and analysis of synthetic aperture radar data and multispectral Sentinel & Aster remote sensing data, this work is to be complimented by propriety (ML) analytics to develop 1st pass targeting over the district.
Tri-Axial Magnetics: A Comprehensive property wide airborne Tri-Axial Gradiometer Survey is to be completed over the project area to develop a 3D understanding of the principal geological components. The survey will be conducted using a manned helicopter equipped with specially designed GEM Systems GSMP 35A Airborne Potassium Vapor high-resolution magnetometers mounted on a non-magnetic stinger in a tri-axial array.
Interpretation and Targeting: Based on the compilation of the three proceeding high-value data sets the results will be combined into an iterative lithostructural model of the individual properties and surrounding prospective district. Fingerprinting of adjacent known projects and fundamental structural analysis will be combined to effectively and systematically target the project areas to provide an premium first pass ranked target screening for effective boots on the ground follow up work.
Phase 2: Two-to-four-week prospecting, mapping and sampling program including a 4-man crew to complete the systematically driven ground exploration targets generated from phase 1.
Work to be complimented with real time XRF, Radiometrics, and Libs analysis to quickly analyse and promote favourable targets for follow up channel sampling with detailed mapping.
Potential winkie (lightweight/compact) drill testing on identified pegmatites
Phase 2 lab results with data interpretation and targeting
Contingent upon the field exploration success in Phase 2, the Company is holding contingency to follow up high priority targets with preliminary diamond drilling in Q3/Q4 2023.