Recharge Metals has kicked off a generative exploration program designed to delineate pegmatite-bearing structures in the upcoming field season at the Express project in Quebec, Canada.  

This program marks the first time the Express project has been explored for lithium mineralisation, with the project playing host to several known pegmatite outcrops.

The Express project is around 12km southeast of Allkem’s James Bay deposit, 15km northeast of Cygnus Metals’ Pontax lithium project, and is within a proverbial stone’s throw to several other lithium deposits in the region.

Spectral data analysis is already underway, with the acquisition of ASTER and Sentinel-2 imagery to be interpreted by respected consultants, Terra Resources.

Certain bands in these images have been shown to correlate well with outcropping pegmatites, and it is anticipated that the interpretation will highlight areas for inspection and sampling.

Exciting time for exploration

Recharge Metals (ASX:REC) managing director Felicity Repacholi-Muir says it is an exciting time for the company.

“Our team are focused on identifying prospective target areas for pegmatite hosted lithium mineralisation, ahead of getting boots on ground in the Canadian summer, followed by an anticipated drilling campaign later in the year.”

Upcoming activities

Other aspects of the program include the commissioning of multispectral analysis, analysis of publicly available geophysical data and the probable acquisition of LiDAR and high-resolution aerial imagery to assist with defining target areas ahead of the summer field campaign.

All datasets will be integrated to map out areas of outcropping and sub cropping pegmatites.

Interpretation of both these layers in conjunction with magnetic imagery will be utilised to assist with defining target areas ahead of the summer field campaign.




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