North Arrow Minerals Inc. has provided updates on the ongoing data review at the 100% owned Destaffany lithium property in NWT. Highlights of this work are given below.
- Within the property, eight lithium geochemical targets have been discovered.
- Four of these anomalies are linked to characteristics of significance discovered in satellite imagery.
- Photographs of the Moose 2 pegmatite have verified the existence of coarse-grained spodumene.
North Arrow is reviewing available data from previous work on the DeStaffany property in preparation for the initial field evaluation of the Moose 1 and Moose 2 pegmatites. This contains a lithogeochemical dataset from 1998, composed of composite bedrock samples obtained throughout the property.
The Moose pegmatites’ lithium and cesium alteration halos have been confirmed by these data, and eight additional anomalies that could be linked to undiscovered pegmatites have also been found.
These targets include one target area where pegmatite was noted in the lithogeochemical survey data. Four of these targets correlate with interesting features noted in newly obtained GeoEye satellite imagery.
Priority targets identified by North Arrow’s ongoing review of historic datasets and new satellite imagery will help focus initial prospecting work this summer, with the goal of discovering new spodumene pegmatites within the DeStaffany property.
Ken Armstrong, President and Chief Executive Officer, North Arrow Minerals Inc.
Additionally, North Arrow examined the property’s available images. Meter-scale pale green to grey spodumene crystals is present nearby, according to images of the Moose 2 pegmatite.
The lower western wall of the historic mining pit, in particular, is conspicuous with coarse spodumene megacrysts, showing that spodumene was not the primary objective of past mining.
These spodumene mineralization exposures should enable the collection of samples adequate for mineral recovery and characterization investigations this summer. Additional images can be viewed on the presentation on the new company website.
North Arrow also announced that it had purchased additional mineral claims on Baffin Island, Nunavut, as part of its strategic partnership with Panarc Resources. Staked targets are situated within 12 km of tidewater in a region where government geologists have mapped granite pegmatites up to tens of meters wide.