WHAT ARE TITANIUM & PHOSPHATE?
- Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is naturally occurring in the Rutile and Ilmenite minerals, rutile being a rare mineral with the highest content of Titanium.
- Titanium is a metal known for having the highest strength-to-density ratio of any known metal. This makes it exceptionally strong and lightweight. Additionally, titanium exhibits high corrosion resistance, making it valuable for applications in a wide range of industries, including aerospace construction, medical device manufacturing, sports equipment production, and as a pigment in paints (accounting for about 65% of total TiO2 sales).
- Phosphate (P2O5) is a naturally occurring compound found in igneous (hard) rocks within mineral structures such as Apatite.
- Igneous Anorthosite-Related Phosphate deposits represent a small fraction of total global phosphate reserves and production. These deposits are highly regarded for their quality, making them desirable for use in both fertilizer and lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery material markets.
- The project is located north of St-Urbain, 100 kilometres northeast of Quebec City. The project benefits from a quality road network and proximity access to deep water port located at 90 km from the Saguenay region.
- Vior assembled various prospective blocks of claims for a total land package of 532 claims covering over 285 sq. km in the area.
- The project is in close proximity of several former ilmenite mines (pits) in St-Urbain that were intermittently in production between 1872 and 1970, a high amount of rutile and locally apatite were recognized in or around some of these former productions.
- Titanium: Glacial trains surface discovery of a rutile-bearing massive ilmenite boulders field grading up to 57.6% TiO2. Completed a small drill program to test some of the HeliFalcon gravity anomalies leading to the discovery of new rutile-bearing massive ilmenite horizons.
- Phosphate: Discovery of 2 corridors in an extensive horizon over a cumulative of 16.5 km trend with high-grade Phosphate (P2O5) mineralization. That mineralized system horizon is associated with the St-Urbain anorthositic complex situated in a geological environment similar to other known phosphate deposits.
- Regional mapping and systematic sampling targeting Titanium and Phosphate
- Stripping and channel sampling on the best-grade Titanium and Phosphate and locations
- Comprehensive geochemical and petrological study on the rutile and apatite-bearing mineralizations.
- Definition ground gravity and field investigation for Rutile hosting massive oxides.
- Diamond drilling targeting.
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