Forrestania Resources (ASX:FRS) has restarted fieldwork at its Hydra Lithium Project in the James Bay region of Quebec, Canada.
The $5.57 million market capitalisation company has resumed exploration for lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites in the eastern area of the project, which is currently unaffected by fire conditions.
The company initially kicked off its fieldwork in the area at the end of May 2023, but it had to suspend the work a few days later when the Quebec government placed access restrictions on the area due to forest fires in the region.
Forrestania’s geological crew has now mobilised to the area of the Python East and West sub-projects, where a lodge was secured for accommodation. This work program is planned to continue into early September 2023.
Commenting on activities restarting, Forrestania Resources Managing Director Michael Anderson says: “We are obviously pleased to be getting back on the ground after the delays related to the forest fires and associated restrictions.
We are grateful to our Joint Venture partner ALX for managing the various logistical challenges created by the delays and now look forward to testing the potential of the Hydra Project, which comprises one of the larger landholdings in this highly prospective jurisdiction.”
Pending a further easing of the access restrictions, the Joint Venture partners are hopeful of resuming work in due course on the various sub-projects, located close to the town of Radisson in the western area of Hydra.
Forrestania Resources is an ASX-listed exploration company focused on searching for lithium, gold, and nickel across Western Australia. The company also explores for lithium in the James Bay region of Quebec, Canada.
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