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CLIENT FEATURE: Iconic Minerals $ICM.ca Bonnie Claire #Lithium Property Hosts Inferred Resource of 11.8B Pounds of Lithium Carbonate Equivalent $LI.ca $MGG.ca $PAC.ca $CYP.ca $NEV.ca $SX.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:23 PM on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

(TSXV: ICM) (OTC Pink: BVTEF) (FSE: YQGB)

Bonnie Claire Property – Flagship

  • 11.8 Billion pounds of lithium carbonate equivalent (28.5 Million tonnes of LCE) Inferred Resource (43-101).
  • Potential to be the largest lithium resource globally (based on size)
  • Property area is contained within a valley that is 60kms from the only producing lithium mine in North America (Albermarle Silver Peak Mine).
  • Sampling of salt flats within the basin, have found lithium values in salt samples yielding up to 340 ppm.
  • Current claim block covers the gravity low and associated mud flats that could be used for evaporation ponds if significant lithium brines are discovered in drilling.
  • Preliminary NI 43-101 Technical Report completed Read More
  • A total 5,550 feet has been drilled at the Bonnie Claire with an average 963+ppm from four drill holes
  • Great infrastructure
  • Local end-users
  • Recent favourable metallurgical results Read More

FULL DISCLOSURE: Iconic Minerals is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp.

Iconic $ICM.ca Announces Metallurgical Results of Bonnie Claire #Lithium Project in Nevada $LI.ca $MGG.ca $PAC.ca $CYP.ca $NEV.ca $SX.ca $SX $SXOOF

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:18 PM on Monday, April 1st, 2019
  • Announced that St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (SX) has released further information on their metallurgical work on Bonnie Claire lithium bearing sediments
  • Achieved complete and total recovery in leach of lithium from the bulk material provided
  • SG reports leaching 100% of the lithium while not affecting 88% of the remaining solids.
  • SX also announced that because the leach process removes most of the salts from the sediment the remaining material may be suitable for a nitrate based fertilizer by-product

Vancouver, British Columbia–(April 1, 2019) – Iconic Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: ICM) (OTC Pink: BVTEF) (FSE: YQGB) (“Company” or “Iconic”) is pleased to announce that St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (SX) has released further information on their metallurgical work on Bonnie Claire lithium bearing sediments dated March 31, 2019. SX states “St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. is pleased to inform its shareholders that it can confirm that it has achieved complete and total recovery in leach of lithium from the bulk material provided by its partner Iconic Minerals.” SG reports leaching 100% of the lithium while not affecting 88% of the remaining solids. The process uses Nitric and Citric acid at room temperature which reduces cost over other leaching methods. The sample tested which contained 963 ppm Li before processing contained 8,025 ppm lithium after processing, a gain of 833 percent. SX also announced that because the leach process removes most of the salts from the sediment the remaining material may be suitable for a nitrate based fertilizer by-product.

SX Goes into more details of the ongoing work on Bonnie Claire sediment which are quoted below:

“Developmental testing has results in 100% of the lithium leached to be repeatedly recuperated using the patent pending leaching technology developed by St-Georges.

Below are the steps tested in the course of the Phase 1 development of the process.

Step 1: Screening

The lithium material is being screened to remove pebbles and other coarse material like calcium.

(Independent testing and review of this stage was performed during the course of the months of March and April 2018 by SGS Lakefield laboratory in Ontario)

Step 2: De- Agglomeration

The agglomerated material is being feed into a roll grinder to break down the feed into the original fine particles before drying.

This was also done and reviewed by SGS Laboratories. After these 2 initial steps review, SGS performed an XRD and chemical analysis for each of the elements and crystalline forms.

Step 3: Concentration

Two approaches where developed and tested. Air Classification and Flotation Concentration. These co-exist as linear task A and B of the Concentration step at this stage. St-Georges is currently working on eliminating one of the sub-task with the hopes of drastically reducing costs and time of processing.

Task 3a: Air Classification

In this step the material is separated by density and particle size. In the particular case of the Bonnie Claire material, the lithium is contained in the superfine particles. These particles are too fine to be screened. Independent review and testing of Task 3a was performed in the scope of the month of November 2018 by the laboratories of Netzsch Premier Technologies LLC of Exton, Pennsylvania. The resulting material was reduced by 55% with a cut-off at 5 microns. The resulting material was sent by Netzsch for chemically analysis to the laboratories of the Centre de Technologie Minérales et de Plasturgie Inc.(CTMP) at Thedford-Mines in Québec. The labs results confirmed that 100% of the lithium remained in the resulting concentrate when properly de agglomerated.

Task 3b: Floatation Concentration

The CTMP labs performed at the demand of St-Georges a traditional froth floatation with deionized water. These tests were unsuccessful forcing the company metallurgists to adopt a different approach. St-Georges patent pending technology using a silicate salt saturated medium will be independently reviewed and tested with bulk material within the first part of the month of April by CTMP.

Step 4: Selective Leaching

Using St-Georges patent pending acid mix solution of Nitric and Citric acids, the CTMP reviewed and independently tested 2 batches of material from the Bonnie Claire lithium deposit.

Leach test 1:

Material from this initial test was passed though task 1 and task 2 but skipped Classification and Concentration. The results are:

100% of the lithium was leached at atmosphere pressure and low temperature. The total leach time was 1 hour resulting in 12% of the initial total mass. The Company set-up to improve on that result.

Leach test 2:

Material from this leach test was passed through task, 1, 2 and 3a. 100% of the lithium was leached at atmosphere pressure and low temperature. The total leach time was 1 hour resulting in 12% of the initial total mass.

Optimization of these tasks should yield results in industrial settings that would reduce the total mass to a target percentage below 5%.”

Iconic Minerals is encouraged by these metallurgical results and looks forward to St-Georges future announcements.

The Bonnie Claire Lithium Property Characteristics:

The Property is located within Sarcobatus Valley that is approximately 30 km (19 miles) long and 20 km (12 miles) wide. Quartz-rich volcanic tuffs, that contain anomalous amounts of lithium, occur within and adjacent to the valley. Geochemical analysis of the local salt flats has yielded lithium values up to 340 ppm. The gravity low within the valley is 20 km (12 miles) long, and the current estimates of depth to basement rocks range from 600 to 1,200 meters (2,000 to 4,000 feet). Four drill holes have identified an open ended, 43-101 compliant resource of 28.58 billion kilograms of lithium carbonate equivalent. The drilling that defined the current resource only covered an area of 3.0 km2 (1.2mi2), while previously run MT geophysics show a potentially mineralized area of 27.3 km2 (10.5mi2). Drilling to date has shown strong correlation between the MT results and the lithium mineralization. The thickness of the lithium mineralization is unknown, but drilling indicates it is greater than 600 meters (2,000 feet). The current claim block covers an area of 57.5 km2 (22.2mi2). Further drilling has been permitted and metallurgy to determine the most efficient recovery method is currently in progress.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

SIGNED: “Richard Kern

Richard Kern, President and CEO
Contact: Keturah Nathe, VP Corporate Development (604) 336-8614

For further information on ICM, please visit our website at www.iconicmineralsltd.com. The Company’s public documents may be accessed at www.sedar.com

Forward Statement: This news release includes certain forward-looking statements or information. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Iconic expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/43818

Iconic Minerals $ICM.ca – #Hyundai Group to launch new electric-car platform by 2021 $LI.ca $MGG.ca $PAC.ca $CYP.ca $NEV.ca $SX.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:00 PM on Sunday, March 31st, 2019

SPONSOR: Iconic Minerals Ltd. ICM:TSX-V Bonnie Claire Lithium Property hosts Inferred resource of 11.8 billion pounds of lithium carbonate equivalent and has the potential to be the largest lithium resource globally. Learn More.

ICM: TSX-V

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Hyundai Group to launch new electric-car platform by 2021

Parent company of Hyundai, Kia and Genesis Motor will launch a new platform for electric cars in the next two years

Hyundai Group – the parent firm of Hyundai, Kia and luxury brand Genesis Motor – will launch a new platform for electric cars by 2021.

Speaking to our sister title Auto Express, an insider at Hyundai Group said: “A new platform dedicated to electric vehicles is about two years away. It will probably focus on B and C-segment [small and medium-sized] cars.”

It’ll allow Hyundai, Kia and Genesis Motor to build more bespoke electric cars. Currently, all of Hyundai Group’s electric cars are based on existing vehicles, which are also available with petrol and diesel engines,

The Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro spawned from internal-combustion-engined cars, as did the Kia Soul EV. The latter is expected to arrive in the UK at the end of 2019, although the Kona Electric and e-Niro have sold out entirely for the remainder of this year.

“Customer demand has been higher than expected,” said a spokesperson. “It’s going to take six months to adjust to that level of demand.”

Hyundai and Kia are planning to have 38 ‘green’ cars in their product line-up by 2025, 14 of which will be fully electric. Genesis Motor is expected to launch its first electric car by 2021.

Meanwhile, Hyundai Group will also press on with the development of hydrogen fuel-cell technology; the hydrogen-powered Hyundai NEXO has just gone on sale in the UK.

“When it comes to electric vehicles, you have to ask whether you want science fiction or whether you want to conform,” design boss Luc Donckerwolke told Auto Express. “We can create something that doesn’t appeal to someone in the traditional sense.

“We need to appeal to millennials and next-generation car buyers. They’re not car people – they want to buy something else.”

Source: https://www.drivingelectric.com/news/983/hyundai-group-launch-new-electric-car-platform-2021

Iconic Minerals $ICM.ca – EVs forecasted to drive global lithium-ion battery market $LI.ca $MGG.ca $PAC.ca $CYP.ca $NEV.ca $SX.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:00 AM on Thursday, March 28th, 2019

SPONSOR: Iconic Minerals Ltd. ICM:TSX-V The Bonnie Claire Lithium property hosts Inferred resource of 11.8 Billion pounds of lithium carbonate equivalent and has the potential to be the largest lithium resource globally. Learn More.

ICM: TSX-V

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EVs forecasted to drive global lithium-ion battery market

  • Grand View Research forecasts the global lithium-ion battery market to register a 17% growth by 2025.
  • Revenue generation within the market is expected to reach $93 billion by 2025.

The electric vehicles (EV) market is expected to be a major driver for the overall marketplace.

The growing adoption of lithium-ion batteries in portable consumer electronics and grid storage systems will accelerate its growth.

“As automakers ramp up production for evermore EVs, demand on the power grid from EVs will grow exponentially. According to best estimates, growth in EV adoption could drive a 300-fold increase in electricity consumption by 2040, compared to 2016.

“The current grid will need to evolve significantly to accommodate that growth, driving a blitz of new innovation in wind and solar power, which will ultimately shift global reliance on coal toward clean energy alternatives,” according to a statement.

EV market growth

The rapid growth of the EV market is a result of increased focus on EVs by governments in efforts to reduce carbon emissions through the implementation of clean environment legislations banning gas-powered vehicles.

Governments such as the US have intensified iissueng incentives to accelerate consumer adoption of EVs.

The rising demand for efficient but clean energy is also accelerating the lithium market and causing prices to rise dramatically.

The energy storage systems segment is expected to witness the fastest growth rate because of the ongoing developments in the wind and solar PV across the world.

In 2018, lithium prices surged by 45%, or to $16,500 per ton year-over-year as the demand began to outpace the supply.

Ongoing technological advancements are aimed towards reducing the weight of these batteries, while also maintaining the ability to provide sufficient power.

Source: https://www.esi-africa.com/industry-sectors/future-energy/evs-forecasted-to-drive-global-lithium-ion-battery-market/

CLIENT FEATURE: Iconic Minerals $ICM.ca $BVTEF Bonnie Claire Lithium property hosts Inferred resource of 11.8B pounds of lithium carbonate equivalent $LI.ca $MGG.ca $PAC.ca $CYP.ca $NEV.ca $SX.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:26 PM on Monday, March 18th, 2019

(TSXV: ICM) (OTC Pink: BVTEF) (FSE: YQGB)

Why Iconic Minerals?

  • Bonnie Claire Sarcobatus Valley Lithium property hosts 11.8 Billion pounds of lithium carbonate equivalent (28.5 Million tonnes of LCE) Inferred Resource (43-101).
  • Potential to be the largest lithium resource globally (based on size)
  • Initial leaching tests applying dilute acid to the drill cuttings resulted in recoveries as high as 98%.
  • Two other highly prospective Lithium exploration properties also located in Nevada.

WATCH OUR CORPORATE FEATURE HERE

Lithium Projects

Iconic Minerals has three highly prospective Lithium exploration properties located in Nevada, the Bonnie Claire Sarcobatus Valley Lithium property, the Smith Valley Creek Property, and the Third Nevada Lithium Property.

Bonnie Claire Property

Property Overview

  • 11.8 Billion pounds of lithium carbonate equivalent (28.5 Million tonnes of LCE) Inferred Resource (43-101).
  • Potential to be the largest lithium resource globally (based on size)
  • Bonnie Claire is a 100% owned lithium brine property comprising of 23,100 acres of contiguous placer claims, currently in control of 28.75 square miles (75 km2) located in Nye County, Nevada.
  • Property area is contained within a valley that is 60kms from the only producing lithium mine in North America (Albermarle Silver Peak Mine).
  • Over +20 miles (+30 km) long and 12 miles (20 km) wide into which streams from an +800 mi2 (2,070 km2) drainage basin empty.
  • Sampling of salt flats within the basin, have found lithium values in salt samples yielding up to 340 ppm.
  • Current claim block covers the gravity low and associated mud flats that could be used for evaporation ponds if significant lithium brines are discovered in drilling.
  • Preliminary NI 43-101 Technical Report completed Read More
  • A total 5,550 feet has been drilled at the Bonnie Claire with an average 963+ppm from four drill holes
  • Great infrastructure
  • Local end-users

Property Details Snapshot

Drainage Basin  (20 x 30 kms)830 square miles
Gravity Lows (length)20 x 30 kms
Valley Sediment (Range)460 – 610m (1,500 to 2,000ft)
BLM Drilling Permits
Drilling ProgramDrilling completion of first of three test wells

Smith Creek Valley Property

  • Controls 808 placer claims totaling 25.25 square miles (65.4 km2) over a major gravity low.
  • The enclosed Smith Creek Valley Basin covers 582 square miles (1,507 km2), which is slightly larger than Clayton Valley Basin where lithium brines are produced.
  • Smith Creek Valley is over +40 miles (+64 km) long in a north-northeast direction and averages 9 miles (14.5 km) in width.
  • The vast majority of rock weathering into the basin is felsic ash flow tuff, which is an excellent source of lithium.

Lithium Brine Benefits

  • Lower Cost Exploration
  • Easy access because flat and arid
  • Decreased environmental impact
  • Shorter Timeline to Production
  • Requires Less Capital
  • Lower Cost Production than bedrock
  • Found beneath salt flats in brine bearing aquifers
  • Easily pumped to Surface from vertical production well
  • After evaporation lithium recovered in small on site mill
  • Potassium may also be recovered
  • Nevada is a Geopolitically Stable Jurisdiction

Gold Projects

The company’s Gold exploration portfolio includes the Hercules property in the Como mining district, 17 kms from the famous Comstock Lode mine, the New Pass property in the New Pass mining district, and the Squaw Creek property located in the northern area of the Carlin Trend.

Gold Properties

The Hercules Property

  • Situated within and on the margins of the Como mining district, located in Lyon County, Nevada.
  • Como district was worked as early as the late 1850s, before the famous Comstock Lode deposit was discovered about 10 miles (16 km.) to the north by prospectors following float upstream from placer gold deposits at Dayton.
  • By the early 1860’s the Como district was abandoned due to the rich lodes having been discovered at Virginia City (Russell, 1981).
  • In the late 1880’s the Hercules Mining Company explored the occurred with the excavation of another 1,500 feet (450 m) of underground workings.

New Pass

  • Gold and silver property which, is comprised of 107 unpatented lode mining claims (2,231 acres).
  • The property is located in eastern Churchill County, Nevada; in the New Pass Mining District, 27 miles west of Austin, Nevada and 105 miles east of Reno.
  • Iconic Minerals has a controlling interest in the property, in a joint venture with White Knight Gold U.S. Inc., (now U.S. Gold), with Iconic earning a 50% interest.

Squaw Creek

  • Property is located 42 miles due north of Battle Mountain, Nevada and lies between the Midas and Ivanhoe mining districts on the northern portion of the Carlin Trend, six miles north of the Dee Mine in the Lower Plate Bootstrap Window.  Iconic’s Research and Development partner
  • St-Georges’ metallurgists report that they have successfully improved the concentration of lithium in the Sediments, originally reported in December  using mechanical separation and selective leaching of other elements within the Sediments.
  • The additional tests St-Georges completed in Stage 2, through selective leaching methods, have improved the elimination of barren material from 55% to 85%-88%, while retaining 100% of the lithium.
  • Upon completion approximately 12% to 15% of the original material remains for further processing and purification. This process may significantly reduce the cost of production.
  • Lithium also leachable by water

FULL DISCLOSURE: Iconic Minerals is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp.

NOTICE: Iconic Minerals $ICM.ca $BVTEF Featured On Fox Business Network – Sunday March 3, 2019 $LI.ca $MGG.ca $PAC.ca $CYP.ca $NEV.ca $SX.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:03 PM on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

 
NOTICE: Iconic Minerals – Fox Business Network – Sunday March, 3, 2019

The Company would like to give notice to its shareholders that the Company’s CEO (Richard Kern) will be featured on national Fox Business Network on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 10:37 PM Eastern, 9:37 PM Central, 8:37 PM Mountain and 7:37 PM Pacific Time

In this five minute segment, Richard Kern will be providing comments on the lithium industry while onsite in Nevada, at the Bonnie Claire property.

Please keep in mind that the allotted time slot may not be exact, and the segment could air within an hour of the above scheduled times.

On Behalf of the Iconic Team

NOTICE: Iconic Minerals $ICM.ca $BVTEF Featured On Fox Business Network This Evening $LI.ca $MGG.ca $PAC.ca $CYP.ca $NEV.ca $SX.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:54 PM on Thursday, February 28th, 2019

NOTICE: Iconic Minerals – Fox Business Network – Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Company would like to give notice to its shareholders that the Company’s CEO (Richard Kern) will be featured on national Fox Business Network on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 9:46 PM Eastern, 8:46 PM Central, 7:46 PM Mountain and 6:46 PM Pacific Time. 

In this five minute segment, Richard Kern will be providing comments on the lithium industry while onsite in Nevada, at the Bonnie Claire property.

Please keep in mind that the allotted time slot may not be exact, and the segment could air within an hour of the above scheduled times.

On Behalf of the Iconic Team

AGORACOM Welcomes Iconic Minerals $ICM.ca $BVTEF With An Inferred Resource of 11.8 Billion Pounds of Lithium Carbonate Equivalent $LI.ca $MGG.ca $PAC.ca $CYP.ca $NEV.ca $SX.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:27 PM on Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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(TSXV: ICM) (OTC Pink: BVTEF) (FSE: YQGB)

Why Iconic Minerals?

  • Bonnie Claire Lithium property hosts 11.8 Billion pounds of lithium carbonate equivalent (28.5 Million tonnes of LCE) Inferred Resource (43-101).
  • Potential to be the largest lithium resource globally (based on size)
  • Initial leaching tests applying dilute acid to the drill cuttings resulted in recoveries as high as 98%.
  • Two other highly prospective Lithium exploration properties also located in Nevada.

Lithium Projects

Iconic Minerals has three highly prospective Lithium exploration properties located in Nevada, the Bonnie Claire Sarcobatus Valley Lithium property, the Smith Valley Creek Property, and the Third Nevada Lithium Property.

Bonnie Claire Property

Property Overview

  • 11.8 Billion pounds of lithium carbonate equivalent (28.5 Million tonnes of LCE) Inferred Resource (43-101).
  • Potential to be the largest lithium resource globally (based on size)
  • Bonnie Claire is a 100% owned lithium brine property comprising of 23,100 acres of contiguous placer claims, currently in control of 28.75 square miles (75 km2) located in Nye County, Nevada.
  • Property area is contained within a valley that is 60kms from the only producing lithium mine in North America (Albermarle Silver Peak Mine).
  • Over +20 miles (+30 km) long and 12 miles (20 km) wide into which streams from an +800 mi2 (2,070 km2) drainage basin empty.
  • Sampling of salt flats within the basin, have found lithium values in salt samples yielding up to 340 ppm.
  • Current claim block covers the gravity low and associated mud flats that could be used for evaporation ponds if significant lithium brines are discovered in drilling.
  • Preliminary NI 43-101 Technical Report completed Read More
  • A total 5,550 feet has been drilled at the Bonnie Claire with an average 963+ppm from four drill holes
  • Great infrastructure
  • Local end-users

Property Details Snapshot


Drainage Basin  (20 x 30 kms)830 square miles
Gravity Lows (length)20 x 30 kms
Valley Sediment (Range)460 – 610m (1,500 to 2,000ft)
BLM Drilling Permits
Drilling ProgramDrilling completion of first of three test wells

Smith Creek Valley Property

  • Controls 808 placer claims totaling 25.25 square miles (65.4 km2) over a major gravity low.
  • The enclosed Smith Creek Valley Basin covers 582 square miles (1,507 km2), which is slightly larger than Clayton Valley Basin where lithium brines are produced.
  • Smith Creek Valley is over +40 miles (+64 km) long in a north-northeast direction and averages 9 miles (14.5 km) in width.
  • The vast majority of rock weathering into the basin is felsic ash flow tuff, which is an excellent source of lithium.

Lithium Brine Benefits

  • Lower Cost Exploration
  • Easy access because flat and arid
  • Decreased environmental impact
  • Shorter Timeline to Production
  • Requires Less Capital
  • Lower Cost Production than bedrock
  • Found beneath salt flats in brine bearing aquifers
  • Easily pumped to Surface from vertical production well
  • After evaporation lithium recovered in small on site mill
  • Potassium may also be recovered
  • Nevada is a Geopolitically Stable Jurisdiction

Gold Projects

The company’s Gold exploration portfolio includes the Hercules property in the Como mining district, 17 kms from the famous Comstock Lode mine, the New Pass property in the New Pass mining district, and the Squaw Creek property located in the northern area of the Carlin Trend.

Gold Properties

The Hercules Property

  • Situated within and on the margins of the Como mining district, located in Lyon County, Nevada.
  • Como district was worked as early as the late 1850s, before the famous Comstock Lode deposit was discovered about 10 miles (16 km.) to the north by prospectors following float upstream from placer gold deposits at Dayton.
  • By the early 1860’s the Como district was abandoned due to the rich lodes having been discovered at Virginia City (Russell, 1981).
  • In the late 1880’s the Hercules Mining Company explored the occurred with the excavation of another 1,500 feet (450 m) of underground workings.

New Pass

  • Gold and silver property which, is comprised of 107 unpatented lode mining claims (2,231 acres).
  • The property is located in eastern Churchill County, Nevada; in the New Pass Mining District, 27 miles west of Austin, Nevada and 105 miles east of Reno.
  • Iconic Minerals has a controlling interest in the property, in a joint venture with White Knight Gold U.S. Inc., (now U.S. Gold), with Iconic earning a 50% interest.

Squaw Creek

  • Property is located 42 miles due north of Battle Mountain, Nevada and lies between the Midas and Ivanhoe mining districts on the northern portion of the Carlin Trend, six miles north of the Dee Mine in the Lower Plate Bootstrap Window.  Iconic’s Research and Development partner
  • St-Georges’ metallurgists report that they have successfully improved the concentration of lithium in the Sediments, originally reported in December  using mechanical separation and selective leaching of other elements within the Sediments.
  • The additional tests St-Georges completed in Stage 2, through selective leaching methods, have improved the elimination of barren material from 55% to 85%-88%, while retaining 100% of the lithium.
  • Upon completion approximately 12% to 15% of the original material remains for further processing and purification. This process may significantly reduce the cost of production.
  • Lithium also leachable by water