Q2 Metals confirms Carte Zone spodumene mineralisation

Q2 Metals Corp. (TSX-V:QTWO) reports recent drill results at the Carte Zone have confirmed spodumene mineralisation with a pegmatite zone that appears at surface and dips gently to the northwest.

Thickness of the mineralised zone varies from 5.8m and 7.3m and extends roughly 170m in a northeast-southwest strike direction and has been intersected to a depth of roughly 65m.

The recent core assay results are from the inaugural drill program completed in fall of 2023 at its 8,668 hectare Mia Lithium Property in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory of Quebec.

The targeted drill area for the inaugural program was the about 10-kilometre-long Mia Lithium Exploration Trend, which is located 22km from the Billy Diamond Highway, proximal to major hydro-powerline and all-season road infrastructure.

VP Exploration Neil McCallum says core assay results received to date indicate the company’s 2023 drill program was successful in confirming spodumene mineralisation in the pegmatites at the Mia Property.

“Using innovative targeting methods, our 2023 drill program on the Mia Trend has revealed that pegmatites are in some cases complex and variably mineralised at depth and in other cases, such as at Mia-1/2 and Carte, the pegmatite bodies have a simple geometry and consistent mineralization,” he says.

“We are very encouraged with these first drill results and believe we have only just begun to unlock the potential of the Mia Property.”

The Mia Trend comprises an approximately 10km-long series of sub-parallel pegmatite intrusions, of which Q2 Metals says there are 11 demonstrated spodumene mineralised zones.

The individual pegmatite bodies vary in thickness, between a few metres and more than 20m in some cases.

Q2 Metals reports the primary objective of the drill program was to drill test along the Mia Trend, with a total of 31 drillholes completed for 5,601m. One drill rig was used to test the main Mia 1, 2, and 3 zones (17 holes) while the other rig tested the Carte Zone (eight holes) and the greater Mia Trend (six holes at zones Mia 7,8, and 9).

The company says the Mia Zone represents the most significant finding of the inaugural program, as outlined below.

Q2 Metals is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on unlocking its portfolio of lithium projects in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Quebec, Canada that includes its 100% owned Mia Lithium Property and its recently acquired Cisco Lithium Property.

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