James Bay Minerals follows up pegmatite outcrop find with airborne LiDAR at Canada projects
Lithium hunter James Bay Minerals (ASX: JBY) says its exploration continues to gather momentum using key datasets at its La Grande and Troilus projects in Quebec.
Located in the lithium-rich James Bay area, the company has flown airborne LiDAR and high-resolution photography over both projects.
LiDar is an acronym for two readings: either “light detection and ranging” or “laser imaging detection and ranging”.
The technology targets an object or a surface with a laser, measuring the time for the reflected light to return to the receiver.
Technology used by other successful lithium explorers
This step forward follows last week’s announcement by James Bay that it had discovered a fractionated pegmatite outcrop known as Arvo within the La Grande project.
That large pegmatite was observed over an area of 400 metres in length and up to 20m in width.
The pegmatite is believed to have been rendered more visible by recent wildfires in the area.
The company says LiDAR is a proven exploration method used in the James Bay region by other explorers looking for lithium-bearing pegmatites.
Now able to focus on key targets
La Grande consists of a collection of prospective lithium properties located along trend from the Cancet project owned by Winsome Resources (ASX: WR1) and CV5 project being developed by Patriot Battery Metals (ASX: PMT).
Troilus sits 5km from the Moblan discovery by Sayona Mining (ASX: SYA).
Of the photography data that has been collected, James Bay executive director Andrew Dornan said the results from these latest surveys will allow his team to focus on key target areas across both La Grande and Troilus.
Key ingredients for LCT pegmatites
James Bay has acquired a 100% interest in what it describes as one of the largest lithium exploration portfolios in the James Bay region.
The Joule, Aero and Aqua prospects sit within La Grande, with the project covering 224 sq km.
Joule contains a 24km-long zone which has seen minimal historical exploration.
The company says all the properties required to host lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites are found in its projects: they contain Neo Archean rocks, lie on major regional faults and being within greenstone belts and having proximity to granites.