Jourdan Acquires Key Claims Near Vallée And Preissac

28 June 2023

JOURDAN RESOURCES INC. is pleased to announce the purchase of 11 mineral claims located in strategic locations within or adjacent to the Company’s Vallée East and Preissac properties.

Further to its press release dated May 23, 2023, the Company has acquired (the “First Acquisition”) six mining claims located north of Val d’Or in Quebec (the “First Claims”) pursuant to an asset purchase agreement dated as of May 23, 2023 (the “Agreement”). In accordance with the Agreement, consideration for the acquisition of these claims was as follows:

  • C$100,000;
  • 2,040,816 common shares of the Company at a deemed price of $0.0735 per share (the “Payment Shares”); and
  • a 2% net smelter return royalty affecting the First Claims payable to the vendor, half of which Jourdan is entitled to repurchase prior to the commencement of commercial production for $1 million (indexed to Canadian inflation as represented by the consumer price index).

The Payment Shares are subject to a regulatory hold period of four months and one day expiring October 24, 2023. The First Acquisition is an arm’s length transaction for the purposes of the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. Jourdan did not pay any finder’s fees in connection with the First Acquisition.

he six mineral claims comprising the First Acquisition total 81.29 hectares and were acquired to fill a gap in claim ownership within the Company’s current East Vallée property. These new claims cover an important segment of the southeastern extension of the Vallée lithium trend, a 30 km long belt along the north end of the prospective LaCorne Batholith that hosts several known lithium showings and an active lithium mining operation. These new claims are located immediately southeast of and along strike of Sayona Mining Limited’s majority owned North American Lithium (“NAL”) mining operation and Jourdan’s own Vallée property, a portion of which is the subject of a joint venture agreement with NAL (the “Joint Venture Property”. The Company has drill-defined lithium mineralization in pegmatites in 2021 and 2022 on and around the Joint Venture Property (see Figure 2). The Company intends to add the newly acquired claims to its 2023 summer East Vallée exploration program. Despite the location of the claims along the Vallée Lithium Trend, there is only one known drill hole on the acquired claims.  The First Claims are located just east of the location of the planned 2023 drill holes to be completed this summer by the Jourdan-NAL Joint Venture. For more information about the joint venture, please see the Company’s press release dated November 14, 2023, which is available under the Company’s SEDAR profile at

Five other mineral claims totalling 251.94 hectares were also acquired in another acquisition (the “Second Acquisition”) that are located within gaps within or adjacent to Jourdan’s 100% owned Preissac-LaCorne property and Vallée East property (see Figure 3).  The key claim of the Second Acquisition is located within the Vallée Lithium Trend along the northern margin of the LaCorne Batholith and hosts the New Athona Occurrence. New Athona hosts molybdenum-lithium-tantalum-bearing pegmatites and aplite dykes with historical grab samples samples reporting assay values as high as 11.99% Mo and 0.28% Li2O (see Government of Quebec, Ressources Naturelles et Forêts, SIGEOM website at Sample results at or around, and information applicable to, New Athona are not indications of results that could be obtained at, or information applicable to, the claims that are the subject of the Second Acquisition, or any other of Jourdan’s properties, including the Preissac-LaCorne and Vallée East properties.

Pursuant to the agreement respecting the Second Acquisition, the Company paid the vendors $10,000 cash in exchange for 100% ownership of these claims.

I am thrilled that we were able to secure additional claims covering the key strategic sections of the prolific Vallée Lithium Trend.  As we continue to explore lithium mineralization southeasterly from the NAL mine property, across our Vallée joint venture project and onto our East Vallée property, we expect these new acquisitions will soon become important assets for the Company.  In addition to being excellent acquisitions and likely prospective in their own right, we anticipate that our New Athona showing will help the Company also more efficiently vector exploration efforts on where the Vallée Lithium Trend crosses the northern end of the Preissac project,” stated Rene Bharti, CEO and President of Jourdan Resources.

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical information contained herein has been reviewed and approved by Roger Lemaitre, P.Eng, P.Geo., the Company’s Vice President, Head of Mining that is a “qualified person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.