Mia Lithium Property James Bay, Quebec, Canada
The Mia Lithium Property is comprised of 170 mineral claims, located 62 km East of Wemindji Community in the Eeyou Itschee Territory, James Bay, Quebec. The target areas are located approximately 10 kilometres from the nearest highway.
The Property is part of the Yasinski Group of rocks, characterized by narrow “greenstone” volcanic and related sedimentary rocks. The Property is situated in the western extremity of this geological trend, known to host spodumene-bearing pegmatites.
Historical work by Main Exploration Company Ltd. in 1959 (GM10200) reported several spodumene-bearing pegmatites on the Mia Property and mapped an 8.3 km trend of discontinuous pegmatite intrusions.
The westernmost mineral showings “Mia-Li1” and “Mia-Li2” were sampled in 1997 by Quebec government geologists and assays returned grades of 0.47% Li2O and 2.27% Li2O, respectively. Numerous pegmatite intrusions have been recorded along the 8.3 km long trend but were never followed up for their lithium potential. The 1959 report also details that the pegmatite dykes are as much as 100 feet (30.5 metres) in width and are commonly zoned, with spodumene crystals described as being as much as 2 feet (0.61 metres) in length.
The property vendors sampled the spodumene-bearing pegmatites in 2021 and 2022, with very promising results:
- 18 outcrop grab samples (from 2021 and 2022) confirm the Mia Li-1 occurrence with results averaging 2.65% Li2O.
- 3 outcrop grab samples from 2022 confirm the spodumene observations at the Carte 1879 occurrence with results averaging 1.65% Li2O.
- A trend of approximately 7km of unsampled pegmatite between the two mineralized occurrences is highlighted as a significant area to be followed up in 2023.