Q2 Metals Intercepts Multiple Wide Intervals Including a Cumulative of 194.8 Metres of Spodumene Pegmatite in Hole CS24-10 at the Cisco Lithium Property, James Bay, Quebec, Canada

June 17, 2024 by No Comments

Highlights:

  • A total of four (4) holes for approximately 1017.1 metres (m) have been drilled at the Cisco discovery zone (CO1) confirming and extending previously encountered mineralization.
  • Drill hole CS24-007 intersected a total of eleven (11) individual spodumene pegmatite intervals, for a total cumulative width of 100.1 m.
  • Drill hole CS24-009 encountered five (5) spodumene pegmatite intervals, for a cumulative width of 117.1 m.
  • Drill hole CS24-010 encountered five (5) spodumene-mineralized intervals that were greater than 10 m wide. The sum of all intervals in the hole is 194.8 m, with the widest individual interval measuring 86.6 m.
  • Mapping & sampling program has discovered eight (8) new spodumene pegmatite occurrences. Fifteen (15) individual outcropping zones have now been uncovered across an area spanning 1.1 by 1.7 kilometres (km).

Vancouver, British Columbia–(ACN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com – June 17, 2024) – Q2 Metals Corp. (TSXV: QTWO) (OTCQB: QUEXF) (FSE: 458) (“Q2” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce an update from its 2024 exploration program at the Cisco Lithium Property (the “Property” or the “Cisco Property“) located within the greater Nemaska traditional territory of the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Quebec, Canada.

The Company commenced its 2024 drill program at the Cisco Property (the “Spring 2024 Drill Campaign”) in May, with the primary objective of confirming and expanding upon the mineralized zone where the Property vendors worked in 2023 (now referred to as the “CO1 Zone”). A total of four (4) drill holes have been completed at the CO1 Zone for approximately 1017.1 m, intersecting several wide pegmatite intervals as outlined below. All holes intercepted pegmatites with visual indications of spodumene mineralization identified.

“We added the Cisco Property to our portfolio because we believed it had district-scale potential,” said Alicia Milne, Q2 Metals President, and CEO. “We are extremely pleased with the early results of our initial exploration work and the results have validated our belief.”

The CO1 Zone has now been defined for a strike length of approximately 300 m both in outcrop and with drilling. Additional drilling will test the continuation of the mineralization at CO1 at depth to the CO3 Zone, which is located approximately 300 to 400 m to the southwest, suggesting that the mineralization could extend at least 750 m.

The first few drill holes completed at Cisco in 2024 have far exceeded my expectations. The spodumene pegmatite intervals are continuing down dip around the previously drilled holes, and our most recent hole (CS24-010) testing the strike extension of the CO1 zone has encountered a very wide mineralized zone,” said Neil McCallum, Q2 Metals VP of Exploration. “The outcrop mapping and sampling of the region has indicated that the Cisco Property has significant potential. The possibility that several of these occurrences are linked at depth is a very significant and very real possibility that we plan to test as the field season continues.”

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Figure 1 Q2 Metals VP Exploration Neil McCallum and CEO Alicia Milne on the main outcrop at CO1

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Concurrent with the drill campaign, mapping and sampling field work is also underway to provide guidance on the extent of the lithium mineralization at Cisco.

Spring 2024 Drill Campaign

The four drill holes reported on herein were primarily focused on expanding the previously intersected mineralization and suggest that the pegmatite body is trending roughly 45 to 60 degrees (in a northeast-southwest) direction. The mineralized intervals in all the holes drilled thus far are not representative of the true width and the modelled pegmatite zone is being refined with every additional hole. Future drill holes will have a modified azimuth in order to optimize the definition of the mineralization.

The pegmatite intervals (greater than 2 metres) of the holes CS24-007 to 010 are reported in detail (Table 1) together with a summary map of the drilling (Figure 2). The summary of holes completed to date which includes basic location and dip/azimuth details is included below in Table 2.

Drilling is ongoing, with the next planned hole (CS24-011) to be approximately 90 m to the southwest of hole 010.

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Figure 2. Map of Drilling at Cisco Property

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Drill Hole CS24-007 (azimuth 000-north, dip -60°) collared approximately 65 m south of previously drilled holes CS23-05/06 and intersected a total of 11 individual spodumene pegmatite intervals, three of which were greater than 10 m wide, for a total cumulative width of 100.1 m. Drill hole CS23-06, drilled by the Property vendors in 2023, encountered 115.4 m at 1.40% Li2O within a cumulative width of five separate pegmatite intervals.

Drill hole CS24-008 (azimuth 000, dip -60°) collared approximately 110 m south of previously drilled CS24-04 and encountered a total of two (2) spodumene pegmatite intervals, for a cumulative width of 29.7 m.

Drill hole CS24-009 (azimuth 000, dip -50°) collared approximately 60 m west of hole 007 encountered a total of five (5) spodumene pegmatite intervals, for a cumulative width of 117.1 m.

Drill hole CS24-010 (azimuth 000, dip -88°) collared at the same location as hole 009 and encountered a total of 10 spodumene pegmatite intervals, for a cumulative width of 194.8 m. Five (5) of the spodumene pegmatite intervals were greater than 10 m wide with the widest individual interval measuring 86.6 m.

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Figure 3. Spodumene pegmatite intercept from drill hole CS-24-010

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Table 1. Summary of Spodumene Pegmatite intervals at CO1 Zone, Cisco Property

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Cautionary Statement: The presence of pegmatites does not confirm the presence of lithium (spodumene or other lithium minerals). Pegmatites are fractionated coarse grained igneous rocks commonly associated with lithium mineralization; however, many pegmatites do not contain mineralization. The presence of any mineralization can only be confirmed with assaying.

The geological team has completed the core cutting and logging of hole CS24-007 to 010 and the samples have been dispatched to the SGS Canada preparation laboratory located in Val-d’Or, QC for mineral analysis to confirm the presence of lithium.

Table 2. Summary of Drill Hole Collar Information, Cisco Property

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Mapping & Sampling Field Program

Initial field work, including mapping and rock sampling, has been undertaken by the Company to provide guidance on the extent of the lithium mineralization at Cisco. The field crews started at the CO1 Zone where the vendors of the Cisco Property had undertaken sampling and drilling in 2022/2023 and have expanded throughout the Property.

In addition to the CO1 Zone, eight (8) new spodumene occurrences have been discovered for a total of 15 spodumene pegmatite zones.

To date, a total of 76 pegmatite rock samples have been collected and have been sent to SGS. The results will be reported as they are received by the Company.

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Figure 4. Extent of spodumene pegmatite mineralized zones at Cisco Property

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Youdin-Rouillier Drilling of the Eeyou Istchee Territory, James Bay, Quebec is contracted to complete the diamond drilling with Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd. of Edmonton, Alberta managing the drill program and property-wide geological exploration.

About the Cisco Property

The Cisco Property is comprised of 222 mineral claims and is 11,374 hectares in size. It is located less than 10 km east of the Billy Diamond Highway, and is approximately 150 km north of Matagami, a small town that contains the closest rail link to much of James Bay. The Property lies within the greater Nemaska Community lands of the Eeyou Istchee Territory, James Bay, Quebec.

The Property is situated along the Frotet Evans Greenstone Belt, comprised of a volcanic package dominated by mafic to felsic metavolcanic rocks, of the southern James Bay Lithium District, the same belt that hosts the Sirmac and Moblan lithium deposits, located 130 km and 180 km away, respectively.

Sampling, Analytical Methods and QA/QC Protocols

All rock samples collected and drill core samples were shipped to SGS Canada’s preparation facility in Val D’Or, Quebec, for standard sample preparation (code PRP92) which includes drying at 105°C, crush to 90% passing 2 mm, riffle split 500 g, and pulverize 85% passing 75 microns. The pulps will be shipped by air to SGS Canada’s laboratory in Burnaby, BC, where the samples will be homogenized and subsequently analyzed for multi-element (including Li and Ta) using sodium peroxide fusion with ICP-AES/MS finish (code GE_ICM91A50).

A Quality Assurance / Quality Control protocol following industry best practices was incorporated into the sampling program.

Management cautions that prospecting surface rock samples and associated results, as discussed herein, are selective by nature and therefore may not necessarily be fully representative of the mineralized horizon sampled.

Qualified Person

Neil McCallum, B.Sc., P.Geol, is a registered permit holder with the Ordre des Géologues du Québec and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, and has reviewed the technical information in this news release. Mr. McCallum is a director and VP Exploration for Q2.

About Q2 Metals Corp

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 both its 100-per-cent-owned Mia Lithium Property and the Cisco Lithium Property.

The Cisco lithium property is located approximately 150 km north of Matagami, Que., and comprises 222 mineral claims and is 11,374 ha in size. The property has district-scale potential with an already identified mineralized zone and a discovery drill result of 115.4 metres of 1.40 percent lithium oxide (hole CS-23-05), cumulatively in five separate pegmatites.

The Company’s exploration advancement at its 8,668-hectare flagship Mia lithium property is focused on the more than 10-kilometre-long Mia trend which is host to both the Mia 1 and Mia 2 lithium occurrences and 11 other mineralized zones along trend.

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President & CEO
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Corporate Communications
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