Recharge Metals completes maiden exploration program at Express lithium project

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Recharge Metals ASX REC Field exploration James Bay Canada Express Wapistan Lithium Project

Recharge Metals (ASX: REC) has completed a maiden exploration program at the Express lithium project in Canada’s prolific James Bay region.

The final activity in the program was a helicopter-supported traverse across four target areas by consulting firm Dahrouge Geological, which has many years of experience exploring the region.

Dahrouge is a related party of Express vendor DG Resource Management, which previously identified, acquired and sold the Corvette property to Patriot Battery Metals (ASX: PMT).

Targeting was based on the interpretation of high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery, revealing significant areas of outcrop within the project area.

The outcrops contained a number of targets believed to potentially represent lithium-bearing pegmatites.

Field crews from Dahrouge completed traverses across the four main areas including mapping and sampling of all outcrops encountered.

Samples have been delivered to the SGS laboratory in Quebec for preparation ahead of analysis.

Field campaign review

Recharge is expected to release a review of the field campaign at Express once assays from sampling have been received.

The results will be integrated with mapping and geological observations collected during the traverses and data and aerial imagery from a recent LiDAR (light detection and ranging) survey.

The information will enable Recharge to vector in on the most prospective areas within Express for the next phase of on-ground exploration.

Proceeded to plan

Recharge managing director Felicity Repacholi said the maiden program had proceeded according to plan.

“We are very pleased to have efficiently and effectively completed our maiden program of exploration at Express, which is also the first lithium-focused work to be undertaken here,” she said.

“It was especially pleasing to personally join the Dahrouge team on several of the traverses across the outcrops to better understand the complex nature of the pegmatite swarms in this area.”

Wapistan project

Dahrouge completed traverses across two targets at the Wapistan project in September, incorporating a short break to accommodate traditional hunting activities.

On-ground work is now focused on Targets 2 and 3 at Wapistan East and Target 4 at Wapistan West.

The targets were derived from the integration of data from high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery; historical outcrop mapping from 1959; and a high-resolution drone magnetic survey completed last year.

“Our team is continuing to explore the targets identified in the Yasinski Greenstone Belt at Wapistan,” Ms Repacholi said.

“The results from all samples will inform the planning of our next phase of exploration in the heart of the James Bay lithium province.”