The Hertz Lithium Discovery team has recently announced the discovery of multiple outcropping pegmatite dykes at their AC-DC Lithium Project in James Bay, Canada. The pegmatite dykes were discovered while conducted initial metallurgical testing and focused mapping of the target areas.
The identification of highly leachable pegmatite dykes is encouraging news for the project as it confirms prospectivity for the lithium-bearing mineralization within the project. Hertz Lithium CEO and project manager, Jim Smith, commented, “Lithium has become increasingly important as our demand for lithium batteries and clean energy continues to rise. Our discovery of multiple outcropping pegmatite dykes in our AC-DC Lithium Project confirms prospectivity for the lithium-bearing mineralization. Our team continues to work diligently to bring this project to fruition.”
Pegmatite dykes are formed from magma that has cooled slowly beneath the surface. As the magma cools it creates large crystals of minerals, such as lithium, which get trapped within the pegmatite matrix. These pegmatite dykes act as ‘lithium reservoirs’ and are the primary host of spodumene and petalite, two primary sources of lithium.
The AC-DC Lithium Project is located in a pristine area of the James Bay region of the Province of Quebec, Canada. The area is comprised of a range of rocks that have the capacity to host lithium-bearing minerals. In addition, the area is known to have excellent infrastructure, with good access to roads and ports.
Hertz Lithium is currently working closely with their exploration partner, Gold Standard Ventures Corporation, to continue exploring the AC-DC Lithium Project. As the team continues to move forward, they have plans to conduct further chip samples, detailed mapping, and geologic and geochemical analyses. The results of the analyses will be used to determine the economic potential of the project. The team is also working to build out the necessary permits and supportive documents in order to seek approval for exploration and development of the lithium project.
The results of the initial metallurgic testing and pegmatite dykes discovery is a major milestone for Hertz Lithium and the AC-DC Lithium Project. With further testing under way, the team is hopeful that the project will be able to move forward and create a sustainable lithium supply for global markets.