Omnia Metals Group (ASX:OM1) is gearing up to embark on a maiden drilling program at its Lac des Montagnes Lithium Project in Canada after securing drilling contractor Forage BC.
The drilling is set to begin in early December, with two 500m diamond drillholes planned.
The Senay 5, Turmali, and Goldilocks targets are the focus of this current campaign, which will aim to test the internal structure and mineralogy of mapped outcropping pegmatites that exhibit fertile geochemical signatures.
Omnia aims to systematically assess each pegmatite for spodumene-hosted mineralisation.
Commenting on the drill program, Omnia Metals Group Executive Director James Warren says: “Our focus on methodical and systematic exploration of Lac des Montagnes comes at a time James Bay’s prominence as a global lithium hotspot continues to grow.
“Bits could be turning in less than 60 days, opening up what we hope to be the first of many drill campaigns at this highly prospective property”
Having a drilling contractor locked away is an exciting step towards launching our maiden drilling campaign. Bits could be turning in less than 60 days, opening up what we hope to be the first of many drill campaigns at this highly prospective property.
Drilling will be informed by extensive fieldwork carried out across the land package in recent months, with assay results providing guidance and allowing us to vector in on high-priority targets.”
This is the first of multiple campaigns to be planned over numerous high-priority targets so far defined throughout the project area.
The drilling follows the completion of Omnia’s first phase of mapping and sampling conducted in August and September. More than 1,100 rock chip samples and 90 soil samples were collected at numerous outcropping pegmatites of interest over the 540km-square project area.
These samples are undergoing analysis, with final results to be received imminently.
Final assay results will be used to further refine drillhole locations and targets within the permitted drilling zones.
The Lac des Montagnes Lithium Project covers 540km-square of Archean-aged greenstone belt in the James Bay region in Quebec, Canada.
As of 30 June 2023, Omnia Metals Group had $3.814 million cash at hand, according to its latest quarterly report.
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