Baillarge Lithium


The Baillargé-Est property is located in the Province of Quebec, in Abitibi, in the township of La Corne on Map 32 C 05 (NTS). The Baillargé-Est project consisting of 35 claims is positioned 38 kilometres north of the town of Val d’Or and at a distance of about 30 kilometres southwest of the village of Barraute. The property also covers about three-quarters of Lake Baillargé. The area thus formed is 1299 hectares.

The project occupies the lower part of the Superior Province, particularly the southern zone of the Sub-Province of Abitibi. The batholite of Preissac‐Lacorne represents the predominant geology and covers an approximate area of 415 Km². The latter, consisting of a syn to late-kinematic plutonic assembly, was set up along the anticline of La Pause in mafic to ultramafic volcanic rocks and sediments which make up the rocks of the Jacola, La MotteVassan, Dubuisson and Caste formations of the Aurora Group.

The main outcrop is named Lac Baillargé‐Est and was discovered in 1955. It is represented by three pegmatites measuring several tens of metres in length and a few metres in width. It has been the subject of 14 surveys, including sampling results of 2.48% Li2O or 1.15% Li over 2.30m. The best results among the samples collected in 2011 are 0.237% and 0.634% lithium, 5.47%, 1.46% and 2030 ppm molybdenum, 1315 ppm niobium, 193 ppm, 319 ppm and 1125 ppm tantalum (GM 66452). These contain spodumene, beryl, molybdenite, colombo-tantalite, quartz, feldspar, muscovite, cleavelantite and holmquistite.

Abitibi Greenstone Belt Quebec, Canada

Location Map. Click map to enlarge.

Baillargé claims surround the site of the former producing La Corne Molybdenum mine. The La Corne mine was operated intermittently by Molybdia Corporation Limited from 1951 to 1972 as an underground mine. Total production during this period was 3,838,844 tons of ore at a head grade of 0.33% MoS2 (6.6 lbs/ ton) and 0.040% bismuth (0.80 lbs/ton).

The mineralization occurs in a swarm of quartz-pegmatite veins hosted by a large sill or stock of biotite granite. The granite appears to be a northeast trending body about 1,000 metres (3,280 feet) long and contained within the Preissac-Lacorne batholith. In the upper levels of the mine it is approximately 426 metres (1,397 feet) wide, narrowing to about 350 metres (1,148 feet) at the 228 metres level (750 feet). A biotite schist of sedimentary origin bounds the sill or stock to the north and south also hosts sets of veins carrying molybdenum and bismuth.

The property is at a preliminary stage of its exploration. Much work remains to be done before producing a substantial evaluation.

SOURCE FOR GEOLOGY MAPS:  Government of Quebec = Ressources naturelles et Forêts website at


Key Strategic Segment of the Vallée Lithium Trend

  • 100% owned CLM
  • Located along the western flank of the LaCorne Batholith
  • Hosts several known Li and molybdenum showings and surrounds a former Mo-mining operation
  • CLM’s Baillargé Est showing has three known high-grade lithium-pegmatite systems with several hundreds of metres of strike length
  • Small drill program in 1955 encountered high-grade lithium averaging 2.48% Li2O / 2.19 m
  • All three dykes have very limited drilling, are exposed on surface and open for expansion in all directions
  • Baillargé Est pegmatite strike southeast towards the northwest striking Chubb Showings
  • The Baillargé Lithium Trend between Baillargé Est and Chubb is unexplored
Location Map. Click map to enlarge.

Baillargé Est Showing

Three key undertested and open-ended Li-Pegmatite Systems

Dyke 7 & 8

  • Defined over a 250 m strike length by historical drilling and 2022 CLM outcrop stripping
  • Open for expansion along strike in both directions and at depth

Dyke 1 & 2

  • Defined over a 120 m strike length by historical drilling and 2022 CLM outcrop stripping
  • Open for expansion along strike in both directions and at depth

Dyke 3 & 4

  • Uncovered by 2022 outcrop stripping program
  • 2022 Li-in-soil anomaly located above an area with no outcrop. Points to the potential for the discovery of additional buried dykes between known zones
Baillargé Est Showing Map. Click map to enlarge.

Baillargé Dyke 7

Cross Section 30+00N Historical & Planned Drilling

  • High grade lithium intersected by Amos Lithium in 1955 just below surface to a maximum depth of 50 m
  • The former operator withheld the results of assays from 12 of the 19 holes completed on Dykes 1 & 2 and 7 & 8 in 1956 from the government, citing confidentiality
  • CLM to drill below and along strike of the extremely shallow historical drilling
Billargé Dyke 7. Click map to enlarge.


2023 Exploration Program

  • Up to 4,500 m of drilling testing all three known lithium-bearing dykes and the lithium-in-soil anomaly between Dykes 5 & 6 and 7 & 8
  • Infill soil sampling along the Baillarge lithium trend between the Baillarge East and Chubb
    • Goal is to define drill targets along the 1.5 km unexplored trend between the two showings
  • Chubb’s lithium pegmatites strike northwest and could extend onto the Baillarge Property
    • Very 2022 high lithium-in-soil sample was located along the property boundary adjacent to Chubb, needs more detailed sampling
    • One 1970’s hole located only 40 m from the property collared directly into a spodumene-bearing pegmatite that assayed 1.06% Li2O over 0.61 m
Baillargé 2023 Exploration Program. Click map to enlarge.

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