Smiley Lithium Project

Smiley Lithium Property – Thunder Bay, Ontario

Property Summary

➢ The Smiley Lithium Property consists of 5 mining claims comprising 1,902 hectares.

➢ The Property is located 55 km north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Highway 527 transects the middle of the Property

providing good access.

➢ A muscovite-bearing granite, is host to the Property, an S-type peraluminous fertile parental granite (Breaks et al.,

2003) that is in contact with metasediments.

➢ The Property straddles a subprovince terrane boundary, an integral relationship between lithium deposits and

structure (Breaks et al., 2003).

➢ Several mapped muscovite-tourmaline granite pegmatites have been mapped by the OGS within the peraluminous

granite with one mapped in the metasediments which is an excellent exo-contact for fractionating pegmatites.

➢ Drilling by HTX Minerals in 2011 looking for rift-related ultramafic bodies just southwest of the Property intersected

quartz-feldspar mica pegmatites with elevated Cs and Ta values. Lithium was not analyzed for.

➢ The drill logs describe possible greenish feldspar (spodumene), blue-transparent angular crystals (beryl) and

tourmaline or columbite-tantalite, all minerals that an inexperienced core logger would mis-identify.

➢ The elevated Cs and Ta values and description of minerals are all excellent indicators of LCT-pegmatites (Li, Cs, Ta)

Regional Location


Regional Location and Access

✓ Excellent highway and secondary road access.

✓ Close to rail, port facilities, personnel and mining supplies.


Northwestern Ontario Regional Geology

➢ The Smiley Lake Lithium property is located in northwestern Ontario where numerous lithium deposits have been delineated to host significant reserves of Li2O.

➢ Of significance is that the Li-deposits/projects of northwestern Ontario are located within 20km of a terrane boundary. These terrane boundaries are deep seated sutures that divide accreted Archean terranes and act as conduits for fertile peraluminous granites. The Property straddles the Marmion-East Wabigoon Terrane boundary.

Significant lithium deposits of northwestern Ontario include:

The Seymour Lake Lithium Project hosts 4.8Mt grading 1.24% Li2O and 186ppm Ta2O5.

The Georgia Lake pegmatite field with resources of 16+Mt grading 1.15% Li2O.

Separation Rapids Lithium deposit with resources of 9.4Mt grading 1.35% Li2O.


Smiley Regional Geology


Lake Sediment Samples, OGS


HTX Diamond Drilling 2011


HTX Diamond Drilling 2011 Drill Logs and Results

✓ Up to 3.4 m wide quartz-feldspar mica pegmatites intersected commonly described with green alteration of feldspar (potentially spodumene as it can have a greenish tint and look like feldspar and not recognized by the logger).

✓ Blue transparent angular crystals (most likely beryl but not known to the core logger).

✓ Coarse grained muscovite.

✓ Possible tourmaline or columbite-tantalite.

✓ A inexpensive trace element package was used that did not include Li or Be analysis.

✓ Sample results show highly elevated Cs, Ta and Rb values indicative of the LCT-pegmatite (Li, Cs, Ta) type commonly found in northwestern Ontario lithium deposits and occurrences.

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HTX Diamond Drilling 2011 Drill Logs and Results

✓ The average crustal levels for the following rare-elements are Be (3ppm), Cs (4ppm), Ga (17
ppm), Li (20 ppm), Nb (25 ppm), Rb (112 ppm), Sn (6 ppm) and Ta (2 ppm)(Breaks et al., 2003).

✓ The levels from the HTX pegmatite samples are well above these levels and are excellent fractionation indicators along host rock fractures as these rare-elements are incompatible with rock-forming minerals and will wait to the last possible moment to crystallize. HTX Diamond Drilling 2011 Drill Logs and Results Cited in Breaks et al., 2003.

✓ This schematic fractionation trend can be applied to the pegmatites intersected in the HTX drill holes.  


Greenish Spodumene

✓ Greenish spodumene crystal in a quartz feldspar pegmatite that could be easily interpreted as greenish feldspar by the untrained eye.


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