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Bold Ventures pursue Lithium mining in Northern Ontario

By Frank Giorno

Feb 18, 2018

Bold Ventures Inc., a company better known for its involvedment in the exploration in the area known as The Ring of Fire has annonounced it is now also pursuing lithium - a mineral vital for manufactturers of electric car batteries.

Bold Ventures announced the acquisition of two separate claim groups located within the Georgia Lake Area Pegmatite field.

The Jean Claim Group consists of 8 claims comprising 94 units covering an area of approximately 1,504 hectares (3,716 acres) and the Barbara Claim Group consists of 2 claims comprising 32 units covering an area of approximately 512 hectares (1,265 acres).

The Company acquired the claim groups for staking costs and the retention by the Vendor of a 1% Gross Metal Royalty, half of which may be purchased for $500,000 and the Company retains a right of first refusal on the remainder of the Royalty.

The Bold property lies within the northern portion of the Quetico Subprovince (in the Superior Province of the Canadian Shield) near the southwest contact of the Beardmore-Geraldton Greenstone Belt. The Ontario Department of Mines mapped and documented the discovery of numerous lithium-bearing pegmatites in the Georgia Lake area during the period from 1956 to 1959. The work identified a number of pegmatite dikes and sills within the two claim groups. A systematic review of the geology and the historical work performed in the area indicates the potential exists to locate additional lithium bearing pegmatite dikes on Bold’s claim groups. A prospecting, mapping and sampling program has been recommended.

Rock Tech Lithium Inc. has been active in this region since 2010 and has completed over 12,100 m of diamond drilling. This work has led to the identification of a NI 43-101 resource consisting of 2.47 Mt grading 1.11% Li2O (Indicated) and an Inferred resource of 2.50 Mt grading 0.98% Li2O on the Nama Creek Zone. This resource is located approximately 7 km northwest of Bold Venture’s Jean claim group.

More about Bold Ventures.

In Ontario, the Company has recently optioned the Stover Gold Property covering approximately 20 kms of the Goudreau-Missanabie Shear Zone that is host to numerous past and present gold producers. At the Koper Lake Project, centrally located within the Ring of Fire and directly adjacent to the Eagles Nest nickel-copper massive sulphide deposit, the Company has earned a 10% carried interest in the Blackhorse Chromite resource and a 40% working interest in all other metals with the opportunity to earn an additional 10% carried interest in the Black Horse chromite and an additional 40% working interest in all other metals.

Bold and its subsidiary Rencore Resources Ltd. have extensive holdings comprised of over 18 claim groups in and around the Ring of Fire area of the James Bay Lowlands. Bold has the option to earn a 100% interest in the Wilcorp gold property (subject to a 1% NSR). In Québec, Bold’s primary focus is on its 100% owned Lac Grasset project that straddles the Sunday Lake Deformation Zone in the Matagami area, within the