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Champion Electric Encounters Spodumene Boulder Field during Ongoing Field Program at its Lithium Property in James Bay

Jun 14, 2024

Champion Electric Metals Inc. is pleased to provide an update on its spring field program following up from a successful winter drilling program at its Lithium Property in James Bay, Quebec. 

The spring field program commenced with prospecting and till sampling to the southwest and northeast from the recently drilled pegmatites (see Figure 1). The first phase of work will include till sampling on tighter spacing, boulder prospecting, mapping, and trenching with channel sampling. The team is employing multiple techniques to explore beneath the thin glacial sediments. Once outcrop or large boulders are located, excavators are deployed to test for overburden depth and, in some cases, clear the overburden for channel sampling of pegmatites. The Company obtained the permit to conduct trenching under the Autorisation pour Travaux d'Exploration à Impact ("ATI") regulation. The search has already discovered a boulder field (including boulders up to 5m X 4m X 2m) stretching at least 600 metres up ice and up to 50m wide. A high percentage of these boulders contains large spodumene crystals (up to 30cm long) that were visually identified (see Images 1 and 2). Samples of these spodumene boulders have been sent to the lab, and the technical team has begun trenching and channel sampling in the area.

Jonathan Buick, President and CEO, commented: "Our geologists quickly encountered spodumene-bearing boulders while prospecting to the northeast from the mineralized pegmatite discovery. The follow-up continues to define the scale of the boulder field, and the excavator is on the way to the target area. We also continue to test other favorable trends farther east on the huge property for lithium mineralization. Our plan is to conduct excavation and channel sampling in the highest priority areas as we prepare for drilling later this summer."

Champion Electric invites shareholders, potential investors, and stakeholders to follow the Company's social media pages for ongoing photo updates of the spring field program. 

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