Recharge has started exploration targeting designed to delineate outcropping pegmatites and potential pegmatite-bearing structures at its Wapistan lithium project in Quebec’s red-hot James Bay region.

The program will compile available data such as high-resolution satellite imagery and open file geophysical data to integrate with the historical datasets to enable compilation and ranking of targets at the project, which is located just 10km east of Q2 Metal’s Mia project and Ophir Gold’s Radis project.

Recent exploration at these third party projects have confirmed the presence of spodumene-hosted lithium mineralisation – including grab sampling returning assays averaging 2.65% Li2O at Mia – in the Yasinski Greenstone Belt, which also runs through Wapistan.

Targets generated by the program will be tested by Recharge Metals (ASX:REC) in its upcoming field work campaign.

“As we commence our targeted exploration at Wapistan, it is very encouraging to see such good results on the nearby Q2 Metals and Ophir properties – located on the same greenstone belt, as it demonstrates the potential of our Wapistan project,” managing director Felicity Repacholi-Muir said.

She added that field work will begin when current access restrictions due to the risk of fires in the area are lifted.


Wapistan lithium project

The 107.2km2 Wapistan lithium project overlies 30km of the same greenstone belts which host lithium mineralisation at Mia and Radis though all previous exploration has focused on gold and other metals.

However, substantive exploration has taken place on the property, including field mapping, surface sampling and geophysical surveys, all of which are available for review.

Recharge intends to review all historical data, analyse publicly available geophysical data and acquire high-resolution aerial imagery and LiDAR to assist with defining target areas.

Historical data is understood to include detailed geological mapping and surface sampling, the former of which will have priority for digitising given its potential to record outcropping pegmatites.

The company has also entered into a contract to acquire detailed LiDAR data where no previous LiDAR is available for the area.

LiDAR is used to create digital terrain (DTM) and digital elevation models (DEM) of landscapes, which can be used to identify potential outcrops under cover that might show as subtle elevation highs in the particularly flat topography of northern Quebec.

Additionally, detailed satellite imagery, which is available over the project area, will be used to interpret areas of potential pegmatite outcrop for field investigation.

Highly respected consultants, Dahrouge Geological have commenced data acquisition and target generation activities, and will also conduct the field program.



This article was developed in collaboration with Recharge Metals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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