Rock Tech Lithium (CVE:RCK) said late Friday that it has identified multiple pegmatite and gold exploration targets at its Kapiwak and Lacorne lithium properties in Quebec.
The company said that a total of 3,494.6 line-kilometres
of a three-axis, helicopter-borne magnetic gradiometer, gamma-ray
spectrometry and aeromagnetic geophysical data were acquired from the
Kapiwak North and Kapiwak South claim blocks in August 2011.
Tech noted that a total of 27 pegmatite and two gold exploration
targets were identified on the North Block and a total of 49 pegmatite
and one gold exploration target were identified on the South Block,
along with three similar conductive zones “representing favourable
geological contacts and varying magnetic responses for lithium
The gold exploration targets identified on the
Kapiwak property are primarily based on historical mineral occurrences,
rock chip geochemistry data and favourable lithology.
A total of
4,001.3 line-kilometres of ZTEM and caesium magnetometer surveys were
also flown over the Lacorne property in August 2011.
said the surveys identified six pegmatite targets based on K-Means
classification criteria and six pegmatite targets based on favourable
geology and nearness to known lithium occurrences.
survey also revealed two gold exploration targets partially located on
the Lacorne property that are based on magnetic anomalies and suitable
Additionally, one nickel exploration target
based on geology and magnetic trends was identified as well as five
major trends associated with moderate to strong linear conductive
"The targets identified during the airborne
geophysical surveys have provided us with a lead for further ground
exploration work on these properties," said Rock Tech president and CEO
"Further exploration programs will include prospecting, sampling, geological mapping and trenching."
Tech said that gold exploration targets on the Lacorne property are
based on historical mineral occurrences data and favourable lithology.
Potential targets for nickel mineralization are based on an
extrapolation along the magnetic strike from several known nickel
occurrences within similar ultramafic rocks.
Rock Tech said the
primary aim of the survey at the Kapiwak property was to detect
pegmatite zones similar to those identified on Lithium One's (CVE:LI) deposit located adjacent to the north of the Kapiwak South block.
company noted that it used a ternary image and a K-Means clustering
statistical method for targeting and final targets are based on a
combination of these methods.
A 2,016 line-kilometre ZTEM survey
was also flown on the Kapiwak South block in August 2011. The
interpretation of the ZTEM data was primarily based on delineating
strongly conductive trends at various depths, ranging from 100 metres to
800 metres below surface, associated with favourable geology and
varying magnetic responses.
With respect to the Lacorne
property, Rock Tech said the surveys aimed to delineate pegmatite
exploration targets similar to those identified on Canada Lithium's
(TSE:CLQ) Quebec Lithium deposit and Glen Eagle Resources' (CVE:GER)
Authier deposit – both of which are located in the same vicinity.
methods were used for targeting, a K-Means clustering statistical
method and the incorporation of areas close to known pegmatite
occurrences/deposits and/or close to historical rock chip samples with
anomalous lithium values.
Rock Tech is involved in mineral
exploration and has positioned itself to become a near-term producer,
supporting the increasing global demand for lithium products.
has one of the largest lithium land packages in North America, holding a
100 per cent interest in the Georgia Lake project in the Thunder Bay
Mining District of north-west Ontario, the Kapiwak project in the James
Bay region of northern Quebec and the Lacorne project in the Val d’Or
Mining District of eastern Quebec.
In addition to its lithium
properties, Rock Tech has a 100 per cent interest in a
titanium-iron-vanadium property in the Saint-Urbain area near the St.
Lawrence Seaway in eastern Quebec and a nickel-copper-platinum group
elements-uranium property in the Sibley Basin area near Nipigon,
The company continues to actively evaluate other lithium properties in an effort to strengthen its portfolio of lithium assets.