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Patriot Battery provides operations update for its Corvette property in Quebec

by CM staff   

Manufacturing Operations Energy Mining & Resources Patriot Provides Spodumene Pegmatite wildfires


The wildfires have delayed the company's on-site activities during the summer months.

Figure 1: Spodumene pegmatite clusters at the Property discovered to date. (CNW Group/Patriot Battery Metals Inc)

VANCOUVER — Patriot Battery Metals Inc., provides an operations update on the mineral exploration and development of its Corvette property, host to the CV5 Spodumene Pegmatite.

The CV5 Spodumene Pegmatite, is located approximately 13.5 km south of the regional and all weather Trans-Taiga Road and powerline infrastructure corridor, and within 50 km of the La-Grande 4 (LG4) hydroelectric dam complex.

The company has successfully resumed its mineral exploration and development programs as of early August 2023, as the wildfires in the region gradually abate. This includes on-site community engagement, environmental baseline field work, camp construction, road access upgrades, surface exploration, and core drilling.

The wildfires have delayed the company’s on-site activities during the summer months, but fortunately, no equipment or property at the property, camp site and laydown or at the Mirage Lodge have been lost.

The area around the property, including the KM-270 exploration camp construction site, re-opened in late July. However, access by road has been limited due to ongoing wildfires over 200 km to the west and south of the property. Road closures continue to hinder the camp installation and access road construction progress. A preliminary crew arrived on site via air transport and is utilizing equipment already at the KM-270 exploration camp to advance these construction projects. When conditions permit, mobilization of additional construction personnel and materials will accelerate these activities significantly.

The 100 per cent-owned exploration camp at KM-270 is anticipated to be operational in November. This camp will improve the transport efficiency on site by reducing travel time to site and helicopter dependency, as well as allow for more personnel on site to support accelerated mineral exploration and development work.

Through the recently completed investment of C$109 million from Albemarle Corporation, the company is positioned to continue to advance and accelerate its activities on site including drilling, all-weather road improvements, and completion of phase one of our exploration camp at KM-270 on the Trans-Taiga Road, directly north of the property.

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