Junior Explorer Reveals A New Lithium Hotspot
In the tundra of northern Quebec, where none had searched until recently, the largest lithium deposit in the Americas was just found.
The market cap of the company behind that discovery shot up over 100x on the news.
A nearby early-entry company believes they’ve found a nearby formation that could be just as large, and just as valuable.
On an icy terrain in northern Quebec, the world’s most famous gold prospector, Shawn Ryan, whispered “Wow.”
He had just found it — the telltale signs of a large mineral deposit.
He feels just as giddy every time — every major find feels fresh.
Only this time, he wasn’t looking for gold.
Ryan was looking for a metal likely to be even more lucrative over the coming years: lithium.
Using a combination of old-fashioned prospecting with cutting edge tech — some of the gear invented by himself — Ryan believes he’s found one of the most promising potential lithium formations in the world.
He believes this field could someday rival anything found in South America or Australia.
Initial surveys have been promising.
Majors like Rio Tinto, a $100 billion miner, are moving into the James Bay area of northern Quebec right now.
They know that when the man responsible for the second Yukon Gold Rush finds something interesting, it’s worth following up.
Combined with major initial finds in similar nearby geology — Rio Tinto is investing up to $65.5 million into local partnerships.
However, the majors are not the first movers in the icy north of Quebec — near James Bay, in Nunavik, where this lithium rush is kicking off.
That distinction belongs to a few small exploration companies that arrived early.
Establishing A New Lithium Capital In North America
Just recently the largest lithium pegmatite formation in the Americas was located just south of Ryan’s discovery.
But that formation is only the tip of the iceberg. This area has never been seriously explored for lithium, or for most metals.
It is known for nickel, with the prolific Raglan nickel mine nearby — along with the infrastructure a mine needs.
With that infrastructure in place, even a modest find of lithium would prove profitable.
But we’re not talking about what is likely to be a modest find.
This company has found a formation in northern Quebec that is showing extreme promise.
The geology is ideal. The potential, exponential.
This could easily be a discovery that could rival, or surpass, the region’s recent discoveries.
(We will go into more detail below.)
These are very early days. There are no guarantees that the promise of a large lithium-rich formation will bear fruit.
But if you are interested in the chance to get in on one of the greatest potential lithium finds today, you first must understand why this geology is so exciting.
That starts with the man responsible for finding it.
A Living Legend in Canadian Mining
Shawn Ryan has always seen the world from a different point of view.
Long before Ryan drilled his first sample, he revolutionized the mushroom foraging world.
Morels are some of the most coveted mushrooms in the culinary realm — second perhaps only to truffles.
And like truffles, morels have always been hard to cultivate, and hard to find.
But not for Ryan.
He studied publicly-available data about all sorts of stats.
Things like recent rainfall, forest fire frequencies and heat intensities, frost patterns – along with dozens and dozens of other data points that no one had ever thought to put together before.
Soon, Ryan had made a science of finding morels.
His research proved successful, guiding him to the exact spot where they would grow, at the exact right time…
Where he would harvest a year’s worth of mushrooms in a few hours.
Mushroom foraging has never been the same — he revolutionized the field.
That’s when he turned his eye to prospecting, a field he has revolutionized as well, if not better.
The Making Of An Energy Metals Unicorn
Ryan knew that he could find patterns where others couldn’t.
And that’s just what he did in the Yukon.
The Yukon was long thought to be an exhausted area…
But Ryan saw something else in the data.
He bought land in the area, and started surveying the largely uncharted geology.
He looked for signs and patterns, that would lead him to precious metal caches.
It’s a common enough story.
What’s not common is how successful Ryan was.
When he started finding gold, he’d take his earnings and buy more land.
He did that over and over again, eventually earning him the nickname Double Down.
Once he’d found enough gold to bring majors into the area and kick off a new gold rush, Popular Mechanics called him the “World’s Greatest Gold Prospector.”
But Ryan has been to the top of the gold mountain.
Back in 2018, speaking with Popular Mechanics, he could gesture to the million-acre gold field he’d found and declare it likely held 5 million ounces — worth $6.8 billion at the time.
Today, Ryan is looking for his next challenge.
And today, there is no greater challenge than finding enough lithium to keep up with the global appetite.
Exploring The Hidden Lithium Field in Canada’s Frozen Tundra
One of Shawn Ryan’s key insights was looking for gold where others hadn’t.
While others looked for rich veins, he was looking for gold sediment.
That basically means gold remnants mixed in with debris, dirt, and rock.
Ryan became extremely good at locating these kinds of overlooked deposits.
In fact, most of his early finds were from gold found in sediment.
Now you may be wondering why that’s important?
And what that has to do with Ryan’s new lithium venture?
The story is actually quite surprising…
You see, pegmatites are one of the best places to find lithium deposits.
It is a precursor that shows you the right area to look for lithium-bearing pegmatite bodies.
And not only is Ryan an expert at finding mineral deposits from his days as a gold prospector…
But Ryan was also able to bring his unorthodox approach to exploring those deposits and find clues that others had missed.
In fact, since Ryan’s insight, majors in the region are now exploring lake sediments for deposits, similar to what Ryan believes he’s found.
But before he kicked off this new lithium rush and the majors arrived, Ryan picked the juiciest slices for himself…
In northern Quebec…
Where there have been many lithium-bearing pegmatites through the eons…
Many of them filled with lithium from volcanic activity or other major geologic events long ago.
Heading into his search, Ryan knew that four of the largest lithium finds in the Americas were all in this area of northern Quebec.
And, the icing on the cake?
This part of the world has historically been extremely rich in metals whenever anyone has gone looking… but hardly anyone has looked.
New Technologies Allow Access to Unexplored Territories
The flat, desert-like nature of the tundra makes it easy to spot outcroppings.
Outcroppings are the ends and edges of formations that are likely to contain battery minerals.
And in this part of Canada, many outcroppings are at or near the surface.
By contrast, the southern part of Quebec may be just as plentiful with lithium – but it’s covered with swampland that makes exploration difficult.
Even though the area has had geological surveys done…
There has been hardly any mineral exploration.
This is partially because the terrain is so cold, unforgiving, and difficult to work in.
But one technological shift is making this part of Quebec the best new hunting ground for lithium.
All of that changed with the introduction of drones, which can also use lidar, radar, and electromagnetic readings to search for lithium deposits.
What was once an impediment has now become an asset.
With drones readily available, inexpensive, and easy to operate, Ryan was able to survey what was once a punishing environment from afar.
Where Ryan found the most promising formations, he went into partnership with a small exploration company to develop the full survey.
One Of The Most Impressive Projects We’ve Seen So Far
This early-stage exploration company followed Shawn Ryan to the James Bay region.
So far Quebec has taken about 140,000 initial samples in areas that showed the highest-probability signs of formations.
Of those, Shawn selected the top 2% of samples… and brought them to the company.
Today, they own 100,000+ hectares of the best prospective sites in northern Quebec.
The northern holdings are near the Raglan Mine.
That means mining and transportation infrastructure are in place — including tidal ports.
Having that infrastructure at the ready creates a huge savings for any future mines.
The southern holdings are closer to the road network, which any ore could use to enter the market.
The company has already taken its first samples, with results expected this fall.
Reasons to Consider An Investment In Lithium
Reason #1: The lithium market is red-hot. Overall demand is expected to grow five-fold by 2030.
Reason #2: There have not been any major lithium finds recently…except in northern Quebec. The world needs more supply, and Quebec is perhaps the best place to find it.
Reason #3: Four of the ten largest hard-rock lithium finds in the Americas are in northern Quebec. Even though the mineral-rich area is largely unexplored virgin territory.
Reason #4: Shawn Ryan, the “World’s Best Prospector,” has used his skills to pinpoint this brand new district in one of the world’s most friendliest mining jurisdictions, Quebec, for lithium-bearing deposits. Just as he revolutionized how to look for gold… today he’s doing the same for lithium.
Reason #5: This company has 100,000+ hectares that contain Ryan’s top 2% of samples. Of the 140,000 lake sediment samples taken all over Quebec, This company’s property bears the highest lithium value among them.
Reason #6: This company’s stakes are near good infrastructure. The jurisdiction is friendly to mining as well.
Reason #7: This company has multiple bites at the apple. With multiple sites — each of which could contain a sizable lithium field — success at any site would see the value of this company increasing by many multiples.
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