Recharge Metals to shoot off LiDAR survey at Express Lithium Project, Canada

Recharge Metals (ASX:REC) has scheduled a light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and high-resolution aerial imagery survey to begin in the coming days at its Express Lithium Project in Canada. 

The company, which has a $25.5 million market capitalisation, says the survey is designed to deliver a digital elevation model (DEM) on a 1m-by-1m grid scale, with 20cm vertical resolution and an overlying image with less than 20cm pixel resolution. 

Recharge says the high-resolution nature of the survey aims to identify hidden pegmatites beneath vegetation. These pegmatite outcrops are more resistant to weathering than other lithologies present in the project area and, accordingly, tend to present as topographic highs which can be detected by the survey. 

Dahrouge Geological Consulting completed photo interpretation targeting, which revealed a ‘significant’ area of outcrop within the project area containing a ‘substantial’ number of targets interpreted as potentially representing outcropping lithium-bearing pegmatites. 

Recharge says 4 ‘high-priority’ targets were defined covering areas with the greatest portion of the interpreted outcrop, alongside the ‘largest’ concentration of interpreted pegmatite targets. 

The company notes these are ranked to have the greatest potential to host lithium-bearing pegmatites. 

Commenting on the LiDAR survey, Recharge Metals Managing Director Felicity Repacholi-Muir says: “The LiDAR survey is anticipated to contribute to our knowledge of the Express Lithium Project, with the aim of revealing unknown pegmatite targets for evaluation and validating those that we have already identified. 

The LiDAR survey is anticipated to contribute to our knowledge of the Express Lithium Project”

These will be explored in tandem with our 4 existing high-priority target areas at Express. Whilst our exploration progress has been delayed by the significant forest fires, we are encouraged by the gradual re-opening of the James Bay region for exploration.

We eagerly await the return of safe working conditions at both our Express and Wapistan Lithium Projects so that we can get boots on the ground.”

Recharge notes that all contracts are in place for the summer field season to progress the Express Lithium Project once safe working conditions allow. 

Dahrouge Geological will complete on-ground exploration, including a detailed geological mapping and sampling program of the priority target areas, to confirm the presence and geochemistry of the lithologies present. 

In addition, diamond drilling will be subsequently completed on key lithium targets uncovered from the mapping and geochemical sampling. 

Recharge Metals is an ASX-listed exploration company focused on its Express and Wapistan Lithium Projects in the James Bay lithium district in Canada, alongside the progression of the copper-focused Brandy Hill South Project in Western Australia.

Write to Aaliyah Rogan at Mining.com.au

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