Clarity Metals Corp, a Canadian mineral exploration project generator company, announced that exploration efforts are in progress at the Lithium381 Property in the James Bay region of Quebec.
It is adjacent to Allkem Limited’s feasibility stage James Bay Lithium Project. Data is at present being gathered from an Induced Polarization and Resistivity survey (IP/Resistivity).
The Clarity Team is excited to be mobilized and collecting data on the Lithium381 Project adjacent to Allkem’s James Bay Lithium deposit. The data will help define the exploration strategy for the Property as we continue to explore for lithium bearing pegmatites.
James Rogers, CEO, Clarity Gold Corp.
The IP/Resistivity Survey
At present, Clarity Metals Corp. is performing an exploration campaign with an IP/resistivity survey on the complete Lithium381 Property. The survey is being executed by TMC Géophysique out of Val d’Or Quebec and is anticipated to be carried out by December.
The grid line spacing was fixed at around 100 m, with the survey specified in a dipole–dipole configuration and 25 m measurements (n = 10). Early surveys by Lithium One in 2008 (predecessor to Galaxy Lithium) and Allkem (2021) have displayed high resistive values, which partially correspond to spodumene granitic pegmatite dykes and bodies unearthed and drilled for the past few years.
The last geophysical survey carried out by TMC Géophysique in 2021 denoted that the resistivity highs extended for nearly 2.3 km east of Billy Diamond Road (James Bay Road). Here, spodumene granitic pegmatite dykes were noted. Clarity and Genius believe in sketching similar resistivity targets to be analyzed at the time of consequent exploration.
The Lithium381 Property
The property is situated in Northern Quebec, Canada, around 3 km from James Bay Road and the service station at KM381, offering infrastructure to the local area.
The 21 mineral claims consisting of the 1107 ha property are adjacent to Allkem Limited’s James Bay Lithium Property, receiving a deposit with Indicated resources of 40.8 Mt @1.40% Li2O. The James Bay Lithium deposit is known to be a lithium-bearing pegmatite, which is slated to commence construction in Q1 2023.
The property has not been examined for lithium-bearing pegmatites but is underlain mainly by amphibolite facies metasedimentary and small metavolcanic rocks of the Lower Eastmain Group of the Eastmain Greenstone belt present in the northeastern part of the Superior Province; the similar host rocks of the adjacent James Bay Lithium Deposit.
Quebec has become a favorable jurisdiction for vital mineral exploration investment with its “2030 Plan for a Green Economy”. This aims at reducing carbon emissions and its “Plan for Development of Critical and Strategic Minerals (2020–2025)”, including commitments to share financial threats and plans to enhance the infrastructure for projects located in Northern Quebec.
In recent times, Clarity entered an option agreement to earn an entire 50% right, title, ownership, and advantageous interest of the Lithium381 Property from Genius Metals Inc., an arm’s length public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.