Sakami Lithium Property
Strategic Position in James Bay
- 588 claims, 100% owned by Genius Metals, covering 30,200 hectares (302 km2)
- Vast land package covering more than 180km2 of the La Grande greenstone belt unexplored for its lithium potential since historical exploration was focused on gold
- Considered highly prospective for the discovery of lithium pegmatites
- Strategically located near major infrastructures (government road, powerlines, airports, 1 hour drive from the city of Radisson) and existing lithium discoveries.
- The property covers > 180 km2 of the La Grande greenstone belt – a favorable geological setting for lithium pegmatites
- Previous geophysical surveys and several lithium anomalies from a till survey will help guide future prospecting
- Several major structures identified on the property as part of previous gold exploration programs. Shear zones in James Bay’s greenstone belts are susceptible to host lithium-bearing pegmatites
- No previous exploration campaign looking at identifying or mapping pegmatites on the property
- The property is straddling more than 40km of the geological contact between the Opinaca and La Grande subprovinces. This contact is associated with numerous gold occurrences, including the Éléonore Gold Mine operated by Newmont (8m Oz Au).
- North of Sakami, Osisko Development’s La Grande Sud property hosts considerable gold mineralization within Zone 32 area
- To the South, Quebec Precious Metals’ La pointe and La Pointe Extension mineralization contains a considerable resource which has been defined with more than 40,000m of drilling.
- Genius Metals has already identified multiple gold occurrences on its property
Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC)
Genius Metals implemented a strict QA/QC protocol in processing all core, channel, grab, and soil samples collected from all its properties. The protocol included the insertion and monitoring of appropriate reference materials, in this case certified CRM standards, blanks and duplicates, to validate the accuracy and precision of the assay results. All rock samples, including core material, were inserted in sturdy plastic bags, tagged, and sealed in the field or in the core shack. A clean plastic shovel was used to dig through the topmost soil layers and sample the B or C-horizon soil, mostly till material. Commonly, from 1 to 2 kg of soil material was collected, cleaned of coarse pebbles (> 16 mm), put in Kraftpaper or plastic envelopes, stowed, and transported to the camp. For each sample collected; the sample number, UTMcoordinates, and a brief material description were systematically noted. The samples were dried for at least 48h at thecamp. The sample bags containing rock or soil samples then put in rice pouches and kept securely in a field tent before being sent by truck for preparation and analysis to various geochemical laboratories in Canada notably SGS Canada Inc. (“SGS“) or ALS Global (“ALS”) in Val-D’Or, Quebec. The chain of custody was always under the supervision of professional geologists
At SGS, the resulting pulps form grab samples were analyzed in Burnaby, British Columbia. The gold values were obtained by fire assay with an atomic absorption finish Values over 10 ppm Au were re-analyzed by fire assay with a gravimetry finish. Multi-element analysis was performed using the classical aqua regia ICP-OES technique. Core and grab samples sent to the ALS laboratories were analyzed using the ME-ICP41 package (Aqua regia with AA finish) for 35 elements. Samples having contents > 10 000 ppm Zn and > 100 ppm Ag were re-analyzed by OG-46 method (4 acids). Gold assays were determined by Fire Assay with an atomic absorption finish (method Au-AA2). Finally, soil samples were expedited to the ALS laboratories with 50 g of the < 64 µ sieved fraction analyzed for 53 elements using the combined cyanide and aqua regia digestion and ICP-MS super trace methods (AuME-ST44)
The technical information contained on this page was reviewed and approved by Michel Boily, Ph.D., P. Geo, qualified person under NI 43-101 and VP Exploration for Genius Metals Inc.