- The project is located in Belleterre, 95 kilometers south of Rouyn-Noranda, favorably located close to the only lithum producer in Quebec and within the Sayona Abitibi Hub footprint and their North American Lithium facility.
- Vior has assembled a land package of 1,100 claims covering over 618 sq. km.
- The project hosts the former high-grade Belleterre Gold Mine and is also in close proximity (20 km south) of the advanced Tansim Lithium Project, owned by Sayona Mining Ltd (“Sayona”) (ASX:SYA).
- Vior delineated, over 80 km, a prospective lithium-bearing corridor that extends south of the Tansim deposit into the Belleterre project. That corridor includes numerous lithium and other pathfinder elements’ indicators, including a prospective 20 km pegmatite dyke swarm to the south, similar to the Tansim project.
- Initial findings have already indicated the occurrence of two-mica granites and swarms of pegmatites, significant precursors for the formation of lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites.
- The teams are focused on validating all available exploration data, including geochemical, geophysical, and regional geological mapping.
- The primary objective is to thoroughly map and sample the highly prospective lithium-bearing pegmatites, the delineated corridor and flanking the Reservoir Decelles Batholith (RDB) contact. Access for prospecting in the region is exceptionally favourable, facilitated by the presence of multiple all-season logging roads and ATV trails.
- Vior is employing portable X-ray fluorescence (“pXRF”) field measurements to enhance the accuracy of identifying evolved LCT pegmatites.