Home > News > Orford Launches Remote...

Orford Launches Remote Sensing Study of Its Nunavik, Quebec Lithium Pegmatite Properties

Apr 25, 2023

The Orford Mining Corporation has launched a property-wide remote sensing study of its Nunavik Lithium properties using ASTER, Airbus SPOT, Sentinel-2 and Polar DEM Satellite data. Orford will undertake its first lithium-specific exploration program in the summer of 2023 using data collected from the remote sensing study to guide them.

Using these multispectral remote sensing datasets will provide improved lithological mapping and potentially identify Li-bearing micas and Li-bearing pegmatites. The goal of this work is to aid in improving the geologic resolution (as high as 1.5m pixels in the case of Airbus Spot coverage) and to use the resultant higher resolution geological map along with newly identified lithium prospective targets for field follow-up.

"We believe the properties Orford has acquired for lithium potential in Nunavik have tremendous potential and the remote sensing study will enhance our ability to quickly delineate that potential,” said David Christie, President and CEO of Orford. 

“Recent events in some countries in the world with respect to nationalizing lithium production will only expediate the need to find alternative sources of lithium in Canada,” Christie added. “We are excited about taking the first exploration step on our Nunavik Lithium Properties with the remote sensing study and the ground work that will follow."

Field work will begin in July and continue through August 2023 with focus on field verification of:

- Lithium element anomalies in rock

 - Historical pegmatites  mapping

- Targets found by 2023 remote study

-  Discovery of new lithium & pathfinder element levels by teams using portable analyzers

- Use data to work on new lithium pegmatite discoveries.

In February, 2023, Orford announced it had completed an extensive review of government geochemical and mapping data in the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec and with first mover advantage, staked 1115 claims totaling 455 km2 with lithium pegmatite potential.

These properties had never been explored for lithium despite showing very anomalous geochemistry in grab samples in government mapping data and lake bottom sediments. Grab samples on these properties reported up to 218 ppm Li, 27 ppm Ta, 67 ppm Cs, and Rb up to 560 ppm1. 

Orford Mining is a gold and critical mineral explorer focused on highly prospective and underexplored areas of Northern Quebec. Orford's principal assets are the Qiqavik, West Raglan and lithium exploration projects comprising a land package totaling over 111,000 hectares in the Cape Smith Belt of Northern Quebec. The Qiqavik Project hosts several new high-grade gold discoveries along a mineralized trend in excess of 40 km. The West Raglan Project hosts several high-grade Raglan-style nickel/copper/platinum group metal discoveries along a 55 km mineralized trend. 

In early 2023 Orford acquired large claim blocks targeting lithium in the Nunavik Region. These lithium claim blocks have been carefully selected as having promising lithium potential after an exhaustive compilation of available data.

Orford also has four property positions in the Joutel region of the Abitibi District of Northern Quebec, which hosts historical deposits such as the Eagle/Telbel, Joutel Copper, Poirier Copper, and Vezza deposits. Orford continually seeks new gold exploration opportunities in North America. Orford's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ORM. This information from neighbouring properties is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization on Orford Mining's properties.

To view further details about Orford's exploration projects please visit Orford's website, www.orfordmining.com.

Image Orford Map 1

Tags: Quebec / Exploration / Battery Metals / All Articles