Spod Lithium Corp. Engages ALS GoldSpot Discoveries Ltd. for Mag/VLF Airborne Survey on Nipigon & Niemi Lithium Project

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SPOD LITHIUM CORP. (“SPOD” or the “Company”) (CSE: SPOD) is pleased to announce a technical services agreement signed with ALS GoldSpot Discoveries Ltd. ("GoldSpot") for the collection and processing of geophysical and geomatics data with GoldSpot’s Multi-Parameter Airborne Survey System (“M-PASS”) over the North Nipigon Lithium & Niemi Lithium projects in Ontario.

GoldSpot will conduct an airborne acquisition with their Multi-Parameter Airborne Survey System (‘M-PASS’) over SPOD’s Nipigon and Niemi projects in Ontario. ALS GoldSpot’s M-PASS platform consists of a triaxial magnetic gradient magnetic/VLF platform, 2048 channel radiometric sensor along with a high-precision LiDAR sensor and high-resolution cameras capable of producing four band imagery. The airborne survey aims to map the geology and identify trends on the property where the presence of pegmatites exist, which often correspond with magnetic lows.

In addition, SPOD also recently completed a property-wide LiDAR survey over the North Nipigon project with Pioneer Exploration Services Ltd. This survey aims to identify areas of potential outcropping rocks as well as map out structures, both of which will be used to guide future exploration campaigns.

Figure 1 shows the general areas of interest of the survey.

Figure 1 shows the general areas of interest of the survey.

North Nipigon Property Highlights

The North Nipigon Project, comprised of three blocks of claims covering approximately 8,475 hectares, is accessible by four season roads and forestry trails. The Property is underlain by Archean metasediments and granites, along with Keweenawan age diabase. Pegmatites in the region occur close to and within the granitic plutons. The Property shares borders with RockTech Lithium’s Georgia Lake Project, Imagine Lithium’s Jackpot Lithium Project, and Ultra Lithium’s Georgia Lake Project. RockTech’s Project contains a compliant measured resource of 2.31Mt of 1.04 % Li2O and a compliant indicated resource of 4.31Mt of 0.99 % (Technical Report, NI 43-101, Preliminary Economic Assessment, Georgia Lake, March 15 2021). There are numerous other known pegmatite occurrences in the region as shown in Figure 2, of which many have been drilled with positive results. On the North Nipigon Project, there have been historical grab samples of pegmatite boulders which returned assay values of 0.764 % Li2O and 0.685 % Li2O as shown in Figure 3 (Ontario Geological Survey AFRI 20000019444).  

Map of the SPOD Lithium’s existing and new mineral claims in the Georgia Lake area, with respect to other lithium explorersFigure 2: Map of Spod Lithium’s existing and new mineral claims in the Georgia Lake area, with respect to other lithium explorers 

Spodumene bearing pegmatite boulder from the North Nipigon Project (Ontario Geological Survey AFRI 20000019444)

Figure 3: Spodumene bearing pegmatite boulder from the North Nipigon Project (Ontario Geological Survey AFRI 20000019444) 

Chris Cooper, Spod Lithium’s CEO, commented, “We are excited to be working with ALS GoldSpot on our newly acquired property in North Nipigon as well as the historical Niemi lithium occurrence. We are confident the Airborne Survey will successfully map out prospective trends and identify potential pegmatite locations for further exploration work to be completed in the coming months.”


ALS GoldSpot is a Canada-based group of expert geoscientists and data scientists who utilize computational methods (such as multivariate analysis or Machine Learning) to assist mining and exploration clients. ALS GoldSpot offers unique processes to minimize client risk related to exploration targeting by optimizing aspects of conventional exploration workflows.

ALS GoldSpot’s full-spectrum geoscience and data science technical team combines proprietary technology with in-depth expertise in mineral exploration and mining, offering front-to-back services to its clients and partners. ALS GoldSpot's solutions target Big Data problems, with a focus on integrating underutilized data to better comprehend resource property potential.

Qualified person

Jason Arnold, P.Geo., President of DCX Geological Consulting and an independent Qualified Person as such term is defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the geological information reported in this news release. The Qualified Person has not completed sufficient work to verify the historic information on the Property and in the vicinity, particularly in regard to historical drill results, historical mine production and historical grab samples. However, the Qualified Person believes that these results were completed to industry standard practices. The information provides an indication of the exploration potential of the Property but may not be representative of expected results. Also, mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties, particularly with respect to neighbouring mineral resources, is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company's property. 

About Spod Lithium Corp.

Spod Lithium Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of mineral properties containing battery, base, and precious metals. The Company’s flagship assets are its Lithium properties located in the James Bay region of Quebec and the Nipigon and Niemi region of Ontario, Canada. For further information, please refer to the Company's disclosure record on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) or contact the Company through its website at www.spodlithiumcorp.com or by telephone at 604.307.8290.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Chris Cooper
Chief Executive Officer

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