Australia-based mineral exploration company, Mont Royal Resources, has made significant progress in the Phase Two lithium exploration program at the Bohier Lithium Project, situated in the prolific Upper Eastmain Greenstone Belt in Quebec, Canada.
The Bohier Lithium Project footprint has expanded through its second lithium exploration phase.
The company reported high-grade results from the trenching and channel sampling program, including:
- 6.05 metres at 1.78 per cent lithium oxide
- 7 metres at 1.71 per cent lithium oxide
- 1 metre at 1.97 per cent lithium oxide
18 samples are currently pending results at the Actlabs laboratory facility in Val d’or, Quebec.
Preparations are also currently in full swing for the 2023/24 winter drilling season, aiming to test advanced targets at Bohier.
Mont Royal Resources Executive Director Peter Ruse said the company’s Technical team has now confirmed that an advanced 500 metre target has been outlined by the two known spodumene pegmatite outcrops and a third spodumene bearing outcrop located to the South West.
“This trend sits on a dyke system that identified a series of low gravity anomalies, one of which is in direct continuity of the known pegmatite exposure and extending 500 metres to the west. This has greatly improved our confidence to now advance towards a maiden drill program during the winter exploration season,” said Ruse.
The recent work at Bohier was multifaceted, incorporating both a gravimetry survey and a trenching and channel sampling program at the Bohier pegmatite — which was discovered during the first lithium prospecting phase in July/August 2023.
The gravimetry survey focused on the western end of the greenstone units, spanning from the property’s west end to the northeast of the pegmatite outcrops.
The trenching and channel sampling aimed firstly to define the pegmatite thickness and lateral extents, and secondly to identify the source of preliminary gravimetric anomalies.
The interpretation of the gravimetric data — significantly enhanced by LiDAR data acquired in June 2023 — revealed a series of gravimetric lows, indicative of pegmatites which are less dense than the surrounding greenstones.
An additional spodumene bearing pegmatite was uncovered as the lithium target was extended by 500 metres to the South West through ground geophysics.
This anomaly encompasses a small pegmatite outcrop with traces of spodumene (assay with 75 parts per million lithium), confirming that the gravimetric low is related to the spodumene pegmatite.
Additionally, five other anomalies were interpreted and these varied in length from 200 metres to 400 metres.
The Phase Two exploration program encompassed a comprehensive set of activities including trenching, channel/grab sampling, ground geophysics, and an additional LiDAR survey.
These efforts were directed towards ranking and prioritizing drill-ready targets for the forthcoming winter exploration season.
Among the samples collected, three have shown particularly promising results and were subsequently placed on express analysis.