'Patriot awarded Discovery of the Year' at Xplor

Patriot Battery Metals announces that it is the recipient of the 2023 "Discovery of the Year" award from the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (QMEA)

The award is in recognition by industry peers for its discovery of the CV5 Spodumene Pegmatite at its wholly owned Corvette Project, located in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Quebec The CV Lithium Trend is an emerging spodumene pegmatite district discovered by the company in 2017 and is interpreted to span more than 50 kilometres across the Corvette Property. The core area includes the approximate 4.35 km long CV5 spodumene pegmatite, which hosts a maiden mineral resource estimate of 109.2 Mt at 1.42% Li2O inferred.

Prominent industry award

The Xplor Convention, hosted annually by the QMEA in Montreal, Quebec, is one of the mineral exploration industry's most prominent events in the province, and brings together exploration and mining companies, their exploration and development teams, and key service providers.

Darren L Smith, Patriot Battery Metals' Vice President of Exploration, comments: "I am incredibly proud of our exploration team and what they have been able to accomplish at Corvette and CV5. For us to be recognised by the QMEA and our industry peers, and amongst all the great recent discoveries in Quebec, is a remarkable achievement and one that speaks to their incredible dedication to a high-quality, diligent, safe, and team-oriented work ethic. We were honoured to be accompanied by the local tallyman, Paul Ratt, his wife and four sons at the Xplor Convention to receive the award. Achieving this level of success in mineral exploration is incredibly difficult, but also incredibly rewarding, and never less than a team effort."

Blair Way, the Patriot's Director, CEO, and President, comments: "We are incredibly proud of the team for their well-deserved recognition as the recipient of the 'Discovery of the Year' award form the QMEA. This achievement underscores their commitment to exploration excellence, thoroughness, and a creative approach to mineral exploration. Their dedication to advancing our industry while upholding the highest standards of exploration sets a remarkable example for all of us. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the entire Patriot Battery Metals team on this outstanding accomplishment.

The Corvette Project 

The Corvette Project is highlighted by the CV5 Spodumene Pegmatite. which hosts a maiden mineral resource estimate of 109.2 Mt at 1.42% Li2O inferred and ranks as the largest lithium pegmatite resource in the Americas based on contained lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE), and one of the top 10 largest lithium pegmatite resources in the world. The CV5 Spodumene Pegmatite is situated approximately 13.5 km south of the regional and all weather Trans-Taiga Road and power-line infrastructure, and approximately 50 km from the La-Grande 4 hydroelectric power station in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Quebec. 



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