Quantum Minerals finds Spodumene at the Irgon Lithium Mine Project
QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (QMC) announced that the first phase of diamond drilling has been completed at the Company’s 100%-owned Irgon Lithium Mine Project located within the prolific Cat Lake-Winnipeg River rare-element pegmatite field of southeast Manitoba.
Lithium is highly sought after mineral that has increased in demand because of its use in the production of battery electric vehicles being developed by Tesla and other manufacturers.
Visual spodumene, an ore of lithium, was reported by QMC on-site personnel and the core has been moved to a secure, off-site location for logging, cutting and sampling.
QMC has completed Phase One of a two-phase drill program designed to confirm and subsequently expand the historic resource published for the Irgon Property (1.2 million tons grading 1.51% Li2O as previously calculated for Lithium Corporation of Canada (“LCOC”)).
Phase One of the QMC program consists of 1500 m of drilling in 12 holes. The first eight holes will confirm grades and widths documented by the historic 1953/54 drill results. These data, obtained in the 1950s, were derived from sampling of pegmatite intersections in the core from 25 historic drill holes and from underground channel samples that were taken across the dike from within the currently inaccessible, water-filled workings. The remaining four proposed holes will chase the Irgon Dike westward from the area hosting the original resource to test the spodumene-bearing pegmatites identified as the Western Extension of the Irgon Dike, thus confirming the westward continuity of the Irgon Dike.
With the results of the Phase One drilling in hand, QMC has instructed its consultant, SGS Canada, to produce an updated NI 43-101 compliant inferred resource for the central, previously developed, section of the Irgon Dike. In addition, both QMC and SGS expect the drill testing the newly identified, westward extension of the Irgon Dike to add additional inferred tonnage to the historic resource published by LCOC for the property.
As with the previous Irgon channel sampling program, QMC will request analysis for 56 elements using a sodium peroxide fusion followed by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES / ICP-MS).
The Phase Two program, designed to test additional targets on the property, will follow.
For more information, visit the company’s website at https://www.qmcminerals.com/
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