Q2 confirms lithium-tantalum drill results, keen to get ‘boots on ground’ 

Canadian explorer Q2 Metals (TSX-V:QTWO) plans to begin a detailed mapping and sampling program at its Cisco Project in Québec after the re-assaying of initial core samples confirmed historic lithium and tantalum drill results.

Re-assaying returned 115.4m @ 1.4% lithium and 139 parts per million (ppm) tantalum within a cumulative width of five separate pegmatite intervals in hole CS-23-05.

The new result was slightly higher grade than the 1.21% lithium previously reported from the Cisco Project, which is located in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory. 

Meanwhile, re-assaying of core from hole CS-23-06 returned 57.8m @ 1.44% lithium and 130ppm tantalum within a cumulative width of three separate pegmatite intervals. The original assay showed a grade of 1.27% lithium. 

Vice President of Exploration Neil McCallum says the thorough review of the quality control measures shows the new results are more accurate than the original results previously announced.

“It’s not an unexpected change as the analytical methods now used are more accurate at higher grades above roughly 1.5% Li2O and we have several samples above that range,” he says. 

The drilling was undertaken by the property vendors last year and comprised 1,287m across six holes to test one of the six mineralised zones at the Cisco Project. 

Q2 says the program confirmed a strike length of about 220m, which is open along strike in both directions and down-dip.

Detailed groundwork is scheduled to start at Cisco shortly after the local goose harvesting season ends on May 20 to provide guidance on the extent of the lithium mineralisation at the initial target area and identify other potential target areas 

The primary exploration trend measures 21km long, according to Q2.

CEO Alicia Milne says the Q2 team has been “counting down the days to get boots on the ground at Cisco” and is looking forward to a busy exploration season.

Q2 is also planning to undertake a maiden drilling program targeting the 2023 discovery area. 

Last week the company revealed that the results from its winter drill program confirmed the continuity of mineralisation in some areas at its Mia Lithium Property, also in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory of Québec.

Write to Angela East at Mining.com.au 

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