Big Mack Lithium Project’s 2023 exploration program will be carried out by Axiom Exploration Group Ltd., according to a statement from Pan American Energy Corp.
Comprehensive surface geochemical sampling over the project region is now being finalized. The program’s objectives include testing several surface-mapped pegmatite occurrences that have not before been examined for lithium and further refining drill targets.
Axiom is an employee-owned, Saskatchewan-based firm with a team of diversified geoscientists with expertise in delivering geological services across Canada and other countries. The exploration division at Axiom has managed multiple ongoing lithium projects in Eastern Canada and has expertise across jurisdictions.
Staff members are experts in the field of rare-element pegmatite exploration, and Axiom’s geoscientists are outfitted with the most up-to-date industry expertise and equipment to deliver precise and reliable data. The initial design, operation, and administration of programs for grassroots investigation through optimizing advanced initiatives are all areas of competence for Axiom.
The Big Mack Project is scheduled to be started in late May. Systematic geochemical sampling will be done over the whole property as part of the program to identify locations with surface mineralization and to sample known pegmatites that have never been lithium tested.
The company intends to use recently finished high-resolution UAV magnetic data to aid in target delineation. This program will take place before a drilling operation that is anticipated to begin later this summer.
- Completion of a thorough UAV magnetics study over the site in collaboration with the University of Manitoba and Avalon Advanced Minerals Inc
- Geophysical and subsurface 3D modeling
- Further defining the potential of the lithium and other rare-metal deposits linked to the pegmatites by prospecting and more sampling
- Diamond drilling to explore the possibilities of the extension between the 6059 LCT-pegmatites’ Eleven Zone and Sprinkler Zone and to further deepen and strike-extend the Big Mack pegmatite
We are thrilled to announce a new contractor partnership with Axiom. By combining our expertise with that of Axiom’s, we hope to unlock the full potential of the Big Mack Lithium Project’s 2023 exploration program and make significant strides in our goal of defining a resource on the property.
Jason Latkowcer, Chief Executive Officer, Pan American Energy Corp
Latkowcer added, “Axiom has extensive experience in lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatite exploration and a deep roster of human capital, including geological and geophysical experts, available in-house. We believe this partnership gives us the best chance of success and we are excited to get to work.”
About the Big Mack Project
The Big Mack Lithium Project is situated 80 kilometers north of Kenora, Ontario, 2 km east of the all-weather Snook Lake Road. The land is close to the Separation Rapids, Big Whopper deposit of Avalon Advanced Material Inc, which has a measured and indicated tonnage grade of 8.12 Mt @1.37% Li2O and is located nearby (about 1.3 km).
The land is covered by a mining lease that is registered in Ontario and has a 30-year history of exploration.
The Wabaseemoong Independent Nations (WIN) of Whitedog, Ontario, an aboriginal community located about 35 km southwest of the site, have a traditional land use area that includes the property.
The site is home to four known Li-bearing pegmatites, including the 6095 pegmatites, the Separation Rapids Pluton, the Eleven Zone, and the Big Mack pegmatite. They are classified as Zoned Complex Type, Petalite Subtype LCT Pegmatites.
The Big Mack pegmatite, which is exposed over an 80 by 225 m area, is the biggest petalite-bearing mass on the site. An estimated 150 m of strike length and 75 m of the depth of mineralization were intersected during previous drilling programs in 1998, 1999, and 2001. At depth and along strike, the deposit is still accessible.