QUEBEC - Nemaska Exploration of Quebec City has released the initial resource numbers from its Whabouchi lithium-beryllium deposit in the James Bay Region of the province. Using a 0.5% Li2O cutoff, measured and indicated resources of 9.8 million tonnes grading 1.63% Li2O and 229 ppm BeO have been outlined.
The measured and indicated resources contain approximately 74,000 tonnes of lithium metal and 1,600 tonnes of beryllium metal. There is also an inferred resource of 15.4 million tonnes containing 112,100 tonnes of lithium and 2,300 tonnes of beryllium.
Nemaska is hoping to fast track development of the Whabouchi deposit and has already begun metallurgical testing.
Detailed geological information is available at www.NemaskaExploration.com.