n airborne geophysics survey conducted by Australian firm Sayona Mining has confirmed target areas at the Tansim lithium project in Quebec, Canada.

Based on the survey, the company has identified a strong east-west magnetic anomaly coincident with surface mapping of pegmatites spanning an area 9km-long and up to 700m-wide, where pegmatite dykes have been mapped and sampled on the surface.

The survey confirmed the presence of host intermediate/mafic magnetic rocks that have been intruded by discrete outcrops of sub-parallel lithium, beryllium, and tantalum-bearing, granitic pegmatite dykes.

The company stated that there is a requirement to undertake mapping, sampling and drilling in order to define the geometry of the pegmatites.

“The company will draw on its significant experience and expertise in lithium geology in the region.”

Sayona Mining CEO Corey Nolan said: “The company is planning to commence exploration as soon as the winter snow has melted and it can get clear access to the property.

“The company will draw on its significant experience and expertise in lithium geology in the region, developed through more than 20,000m of drilling and exploration at Authier.”

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Pegmatites within the magnetic corridor are said to contain channel sampling intersections up to 18.95m at 0.94% lithium oxide.

Sayona is planning to begin mapping and sampling to confirm drill targets next month.

Set to begin next month, the next exploration programme will focus on defining drilling targets at the Viau Dallaire and Viau prospects.