Patriot Battery Metals Inc. announced that it has mobilized the drill rig to commence the inaugural drill program at the company's Corvette-FCI Property (the "Property"), located in the James Bay Region of Quebec. The program is focused on the CV5-6 Spodumene Pegmatites, part of the more than 25 km long CV Lithium Trend, as well as the core area of the more than 10 km long Maven Copper-Gold-Silver Trend. This drill program marks the first drill testing to date along these two highly prospective trends as well as the first drill program by the company on the Property to date. This drill program will be comprised of 15 to 20 drill holes for a total of approximately 2,000 m of NQ size coring. Approximately 1/3rd of the drill meterage is expected to target the CV Lithium Trend and the remaining 2/3rd focused on the Maven Cu-Au-Ag Trend. The Company has engaged Forage Fusion Drilling Ltd. of Hawkesbury, ON, to carry out the diamond drilling with the program being managed by Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd. of Edmonton, AB. The Maven-Cu-Au-Ag Trend hosts numerous mineralized showings and prospects over a more than 10 km long corridor across the Property. Surface sample assay highlights include: 3.63% Cu, 0.64 g/t Au, and 52.3 g/t Ag (Elsass); 8.15% Cu, 1.33 g/t Au, and 171 g/t Ag (Lorraine); 3.28% Cu, 0.78 g/t Au, and 30.1 g/t Ag (Hund); 3.36% Cu, 0.82 g/t Au, 38.4 g/t Ag (Tyrone-T9) and 1.75% Cu, 1.47 g/t Au, and 40.5 g/t Ag (Lac Smokycat-SO). The Company recently completed an IP-resistivity geophysical survey over the core area of the Maven Trend as a final exploration tool to refine initial drill hole targets. A final reporting and interpretation of this data is anticipated shortly. The dominant rock type along the Maven Trend is amphibolite with a chalcopyrite - quartz ± pyrrhotite accessory mineral assemblage. The chalcopyrite is often associated with quartz and is present as disseminations within quartz veins, or as semi-massive veinlets. The Maven Trend has never been drill tested. The CV Lithium Trend is an emerging spodumene pegmatite district discovered by the Company in 2017 and spans the FCI West, FCI East, and Corvette claim blocks. The core area includes an approximate 2 km long corridor of numerous spodumene pegmatite occurrences, highlighted by the CV5 Pegmatite - a large (~220 m long and 20-40 m wide), well-mineralized outcrop where eight samples collected average 3.00% Li2O and 154 ppm Ta2O5, including a peak assay of 4.06% Li2O and 564 ppm Ta2O5. The high number of well-mineralized pegmatites in this core area of the trend indicates a strong potential for a series of relatively closely spaced/stacked, sub-parallel, and sizable spodumene-bearing pegmatite bodies, with significant lateral and depth extent, to be present. The CV Lithium Trend, including the CV5 pegmatite, has never been drill tested. Upon completion of the planned 2021 work programs, the company expects to have earned a 50% interest in the FCI East and West claim blocks from O3 Mining Inc., having exceeded the minimum $2.25 million in exploration expenditures. Under the terms of the Option Agreement, the company may acquire an additional 25% interest in the FCI East and West claim blocks, for a collective 75% interest, by funding the next $2 million in exploration expenditures.