The Community Member's Meeting on the Whabouchi Lithium Mine Project was held in Nemaska from Oct 8 - Oct 10, 2013. Nemaska Lithium intends to become a lithium hydroxide/carbonate producer based in Quebec and has filed patent applications for its proprietary methods to produce lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate. In tandem, the Company is developing one of the richest spodumene lithium hard rock deposits in the world, both in volume and grade.
The Whabouchi property is located in the North-East part of the Superior geological province, more precisely in the North-East part of the Lac des Montagnes formation. The Lac des Montagnes volcano-sedimentary belt is an aluminum-bearing meta-sediments and amphibolite sequence containing basalts and ultramafic sills. These rocks are highly sheared and cut by 20% late granitoids (leucogranite and biotite-bearing pegmatite). The spodumene-bearing pegmatite zone is located in the heart of the Lac des Montagnes belt. It is hosted in an amphibolized meta-basalt along a NE-SW direction. Its approximately 1.3 km in length by 130 metres wide, with a depth reaching at least 300 metres below the surface.