Scandium Exploration in Quebec
Imperial Mining Group Ltd. (TSXV:IPG) is a Canadian multi-metal exploration and development company focused on advancing its gold, copper–zinc and scandium-niobium-tantalum-rare earth properties in Quebec. Imperial Mining believes it has the only high-grade, bedrock-hosted scandium project in North America. The company aims to be a potentially important contributor to the supply chain of this critical aluminum alloying agent.
The Crater Lake scandium property contains high concentrations of scandium and rare earth elements (REE). Previous diamond drilling on the property returned up to 167.8 meters grading 260 g/t scandium oxide and 1.18 percent REE including 62.8 meters grading 304 g/t scandium oxide including 27.6 meters grading 351 g/t scandium oxide and 1.72 percent REE on the Boulder zone and a 19-meter interval grading 0.506 percent scandium oxide on the TG zone target. Additionally, grab sample grades of between 0.20 percent and 1.42 percent niobium pentoxide and up to 3,020 ppm tantalum were returned from the property.
Imperial Mining Company Highlights
- Drilling a 19-meter interval grading 0.506 percent scandium oxide on the TG zone target west of the previously known Boulder Lake scandium zone at Crater Lake.