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Lithium: The Fuel of the Green Revolution $DGO.ca $FMR.ca $SX.ca $BFF.ca $NAM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:26 PM on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Tesla to begin lithium-ion battery production at US megafactory – bodes well for $DGO.ca $BFF.ca $PFN.ca $SX.ca $FMR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:39 AM on Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk jumps out of one of his electric vehicles. Picture: NEWZULU.
Image: Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk jumps out of one of his electric vehicles. Picture: NEWZULU.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors says it has started producing lithium-ion battery cells at its $5 billion factory in Nevada.

The company says it began making high-performance cells in December and production started overnight for cells used in Powerwall energy-storage products.

Tesla plans to start making batteries for its Model 3 sedans later this year.

The massive Gigafactory outside Sparks is coming online in phases, with a goal of full operation in 2018.

Officials say it could almost double the world’s production of lithium-ion batteries, making them more affordable as the company looks beyond the luxury niche market.

The electric carmaker says it has more than 850 full-time employees, plus more than 1700 construction workers.

Nevada has promised Tesla $1.3 billion in state tax incentives based on projections that it’ll employ 6500 people at full production.

Source: https://thewest.com.au/business/startup/tesla-begins-lithium-ion-battery-production-at-us-megafactory-ng-b88347284z

The World of EV’s Need Massive Supply of High Grade Lithium $FMR.ca $DGO.ca $BFF.ca $PFN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:45 PM on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

  • The World of EV’s Need Massive Supply of High Grade Lithium
  • Experts say that the amount of lithium being produced in North America will not be enough to meet the growing demand for EVs (electrical vehicles) but that some of problem might/might not be alleviated via recycling,

According to a report from the US EPA: “lithium-ion batteries “safe” for disposal in contrast to nickel-cadmium and lead-based battery products.”

Here is the reason recycling is not happening: the scrap value of lithium is 1/10 the of the value of lead, hence low to no economic gains from lithium battery recycling.

Another article by Waste Management World acknowledges that electrical vehicle-makers would like to re-use lithium from recycled batteries, but that: It does not make any economic sense to recycle the batteries.

Lithium-ion batteries contain a very small fraction of lithium carbonate as a percent of weight and are inexpensive compared to cobalt or nickel.

The average lithium cost associated with Li-ion battery production is less than 3% of the production cost.

Intrinsic value for the Li-ion recycling business currently comes from the valuable metals such as cobalt and nickel that are more highly priced than lithium.

Due to less demand for lithium and low prices, none of the lithium used in consumer batteries is completely recycled.

There is a growing North America shortage of lithium for EVs (electric vehicles): There are at least 20 or 25 direct-electrically powered and hybrids coming onto the market in the next 5 or 6 years. They will come from auto manufactures in the US, Europe, Japan, China and Korea.

Many in the industry are aware, talking about and working on the problem of providing the high high grade lithium. The investment opportunities abound.

About 70% of the world’s lithium deposits are concentrated in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. The US imports over 80% of the lithium it uses.

Japan and South Korea (LG is the world’s largest producer) have both marked record high numbers of lithium-ion battery exports in H-1 in Y 2016, as auto companies ramp up battery consumption to power new all-electric offerings,

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence said a month ago. Lithium-ion battery shipments from Japan topped 33,500 tonnes in 2-H, up 17% from 2-H of of 2015 and over 31% Y-Y.

Have a terrific week

Source: http://www.livetradingnews.com/world-evs-need-massive-supply-high-grade-lithium-16753.html#.WCN4zcn5GNo

AGORACOM Welcomes Back Pacific North West Capital (PFN: TSX-V) A Leader in Both PGM and Lithium Exploration $PFN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:54 PM on Friday, September 16th, 2016

PACIFIC NORTH WEST CAPITAL CORP.

(PFN:TSX-V)

Two Divisions: PGM and Lithium

  • PGM Division: focus on Development of the 100% owned River Valley PGM Project. Canada’s Largest Undeveloped Primary PGM Resource, with 2.5 Moz PGM, in Measured plus Indicated mineral resources. New Discovery in 2015. Summer Surface Exploration ongoing and a Fall 2016 drill program to follow-up.
  • Lithium Canada: formed April 2016, with a focus on Exploration of Hard Rock Lithium, in Manitoba, Canada and Lithium Brine in Nevada. The company uses the Prospector Generator Model.

The company recently completed 2/3 of its C$1.5 million placement in June 2016 and is currently placing approximately C$500,000 at C5.5 cents with a full two year warrant at C10 cents for the first year and C20 cents for the second year

River Valley PGM Project

Largest Undeveloped Primary PGM Deposit in Canada

River Valley PGM Project is located 100 km east of Sudbury, Ontario

  • Sudbury hosts 1 of the Top 4 Nickel, Copper & PGM Mining & Processing Facilities , in the World
  • Skilled Workforce, Established Mining Culture; Safe, Stable Pro-Mining Jurisdiction
  • Excellent Road Access to River Valley Property; Rail and Power Nearby
  • $30M Invested in Exploration, Large High-Confidence Resource, Favourable Metallurgy
  • High Grade Drill Hole Discovery March 2015

Mineral Resources – Project has had Five, 43-101 Reports

 

  • May 2012 Measured Resources: 26 Mt @ 1.4 g/t Palladium equivalent at cut-off grade ≥0.8 g/t Palladium equivalent for 0.7 Moz PGM plus Gold.
  • May 2012 Indicated Resources: 66 Mt @ 1.4 g/t Palladium equivalent at cut-off grade ≥0.8 g/t Palladium equivalent for 1.7 Moz PGM plus Gold.
  • May 2012 Measured + Indicated Resources: 91 Mt @ 1.4 g/t Palladium equivalent at cut-off grade ≥0.8 g/t Palladium equivalent for 2.4 Moz PGM plus Gold
  • May 2012 Inferred Resources: 36 Mt @ 1.1 g/t Palladium equivalent at cut-off grade of 0.8 g/t Palladium equivalent for 0.6 Moz PGM plus Gold
  • (see www.PFNCapital.com for Details and Notes on the Resource Estimate)
  • Mineral Resources covered by Mining Leases (21-year Renewable Term)
  • Concentrate Grades: 16% Cu, 189 gpt PGM; Recoveries: 84% Cu, 69% PGM;
  • No Deleterious Metals or Minerals

August 2016 PFN Announces Acquisition of the River Valley PGM Extension Project from Mustang MineralsCorp.

  • Strike Length of PFN’s River Valley Deposit Increased from 12 km to 16 km
  • Mustang’s surface grab samples returned Assays of up to 10 g/t PGM
  • Drilling Highlights Include:
  • 1.4 g/t PGM/9.0m in MR02-59 from 35m downhole
  • 4.0 g/t PGM/2.1m in MR02-62 from 153.7m downhole
  • 2.2 g/t PGM/4.5m in MR02-64 from 60.5m downhole
  • PGM mineralization is Open at Depth and footwall potential remains untested
  • T2-like Targets identified from Favourable Geological and Geophysical Surveys
  • Targets under evaluation for drill testing


  • The Tanco Mine was one of North America’s only
  • producers of Tantalum, Cesium and Lithium minerals (Spodumene), with the mine opening in 1969. Owned by the Cabot Corporation as of 1993
  • Presently the Tanco Mine produces Cesium Formate, a completion fluid for the petroleum industry.
  • At the end of 1992 (last published historic mineral inventory) was 1.075 Mt of 0.12% Ta2O5, 3.5 Mt of 2.7% LiO2 and 315,000 t of 23.3% Cs2O

Clayton Valley Forks Lithium Brine Project, Clayton Valley, Nevada
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Nevada Energy Metals Announces Encouraging Lithium Results from Big Smokey Valley, Nevada $BFF.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:42 AM on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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  • Announced encouraging results
  • Of the 170 sample points analyzed 150 reported Lithium values greater than or equal to 100 ppm
  • Highest value being 146 ppm Lithium (the median value being 116 ppm); 20 samples points were in the 53 ppm to 99 ppm range.

August 31, 2016 / Vancouver, British Columbia- Nevada Energy Metals Inc. “the Company” (TSX-V: BFF; OTCQB: SSMLF; Frankfurt: A2AFBV) ) is pleased to announce encouraging results have been received from the latest sampling program at the Company’s 100% owned Big Smokey Valley (North) project. The geochemical sampling program was designed to test for lithium values in surface soils and/or playa evaporates. Samples were obtained on a grid pattern consisting of eleven east/west lines spaced 400 meters apart with stations every 200 meters along the lines. The grid covered an area of approximately 3,000 acres.

Of the 170 sample points analyzed 150 reported Lithium values greater than or equal to 100 ppm with the highest value being 146 ppm Lithium (the median value being 116 ppm); 20 samples points were in the 53 ppm to 99 ppm range.


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Rick Wilson, President an CEO stated “Obtaining a statistically large number of anomalous Lithium values across our large 3,200 acre/1,295-hectare property is highly encouraging. We look forward to announcing the next phase of work shortly”.

About the BSV Lithium Project: https://nevadaenergymetals.com/bsv-lithium-project/

The BSV Lithium Project consists of 160 placer claims, with an area of 3,200 acres/1,295 hectares, located in northern Big Smokey Valley, Nye County, Nevada, 12 miles east of the town of Austin and extends approximately 100 miles in a southwesterly direction to reach a southern terminus near Clayton Valley. The northern section, where the claims area is located contains three geothermal resources; the Darrough, the McLeod and the Spencer hot springs.

Gravity survey results indicate the depth of valley fill to be approximately 5,100 feet and that there is subsurface closure of the valley a short distance to the south of the claim block. The basin is fed by anomalous lithium bearing geothermal fluids interpreted to be meteoric waters heated by relatively deep circulation in the earth’s crust.

Historical sediment sampling results for lithium in the basin were reported in the range of 130 to 155 ppm lithium for 4 samples (J.R. Davis, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Co.)

Nevada Energy Metals has acquired a 100% interest in the property, free of royalty payments.

Qualified Person: The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Alan Morris CPG, Elko, Nevada.

About Nevada Energy Metals: http://nevadaenergymetals.com/

Nevada Energy Metals Inc. is a well funded, Canadian based, exploration company who’s primary listing is on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company’s main exploration focus is directed at lithium brine targets located in the mining friendly state of Nevada. The Company has ownership of 77 claims in Clayton Valley, only 250m from Rockwood Lithium, the only brine based lithium producer in North America (70% optioned-out to American Lithium Corp (TSX-V: Li). Nevada Energy Metals has also acquired: 100 claims (Teels Marsh West) covering 2000 acres (809 hectares) at Teels Marsh, Mineral County, Nevada, a prospective lithium exploration project, 100% owned without any royalties; the San Emidio Desert lithium project, consisting of 155 claims (approximately 3,100 acres/1255 hectares) in Washoe County, Nevada; the Alkali Lake Project in Esmeralda county, is a 60% earn in option agreement from Dajin Resources Corp (TSX-V: DJI), where near surface lithium values have been confirmed; the Dixie Valley Project consisting of 911 claims covering 73.6 square kilometers/28.4 square miles (7,363 hectares/18,194 acres) of salt marsh playa.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Rick Wilson, President & CEO

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 contents of this release.

Nevada Energy Metals Lithium Exploration Program Underway at Black Rock Desert, Nevada $BFF.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:41 AM on Monday, August 29th, 2016

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  • Surface sampling program designed to test for lithium values in playa evaporates has been initiated at the Company’s 100% owned Black Rock Desert Project
  • Geochemical sample points are being arranged on a grid pattern of 11 lines spaced 400 meters apart with stations every 200 meters along the lines

August 29, 2016 / Nevada Energy Metals Inc. “the Company” (TSX-V: BFF; OTCQB: SSMLF; Frankfurt: A2AFBV) is pleased to announce that a surface sampling program designed to test for lithium values in playa evaporates has been initiated at the Company’s 100% owned Black Rock Desert Project. Geochemical sample points are being arranged on a grid pattern of 11 lines spaced 400 meters apart with stations every 200 meters along the lines. It is expected that 170 sample points will be measured. Results should be available in approximately 3 weeks.

The Black Rock Desert Lithium Project consists of 128 placer claims, (2,560 acres/ 1,036 hectares) located in southwest Black Rock Desert, Washoe County, Nevada. The nearest population center is the town of Gerlach, which lies 177 kilometers north of Reno.

The western arm of the Black Rock Desert covers an area of about 2,000 square kilometers and contains 5 of the 30 currently listed Known Geothermal Resource Areas in Nevada. The property covers an area of playa underlain by a moderately deep basin interpreted from gravity and seismic surveys indicating a maximum thickness of valley-fill deposits of about 1,200 m/ 3,600 ft. A high salt content prevents any significant vegetation from growing on the playa surface. Locally, the basin is being fed in part by boiling springs and siliceous sinter containing strongly anomalous Lithium values (up to 3.5 ppm) that flank the property on the west side. (U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Open-File Report 81-918.) While these lithium values are well below those of producing lithium bines, they do represent a significant source of metal available for evaporative concentration within the playa basin.

The company plans to carry out additional exploration programs this fall to determine the potential for an economic lithium brine deposit. Future exploration will consist of shallow auger sampling followed by a high resolution geophysical program to define potential drill targets.

Nevada Energy Metals has acquired a 100% interest in the property, free of royalty payments.

Qualified Person: The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Alan Morris CPG, Elko, Nevada

About Nevada Energy Metals: http://nevadaenergymetals.com/

Nevada Energy Metals Inc. is a well funded, Canadian based, exploration company who’s primary listing is on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company’s main exploration focus is directed at lithium brine targets located in the mining friendly state of Nevada. The Company has ownership of 77 claims in Clayton Valley, only 250m from Rockwood Lithium, the only brine based lithium producer in North America (70% optioned-out to American Lithium Corp (TSX-V: Li). Nevada Energy Metals has also acquired: 100 claims (Teels Marsh West) covering 2000 acres (809 hectares) at Teels Marsh, Mineral County, Nevada, a prospective lithium exploration project, 100% owned without any royalties; the San Emidio Desert lithium project, consisting of 155 claims (approximately 3,100 acres/1255 hectares) in Washoe County, Nevada; the Alkali Lake Project in Esmeralda county, is a 60% earn in option agreement from Dajin Resources Corp (TSX-V: DJI), where near surface lithium values have been confirmed; the Dixie Valley Project consisting of 907 claims covering 73.6 square kilometers/28.4 square miles (7,363 hectares/18,194 acres) of salt marsh playa. The BSV Lithium Project consists of 160 placer claims, 3,200 acres/1,295 hectares, located in northern Big Smokey Valley. The Black Rock Desert Project consists of 128 placer claims (2,560 acres/ 1,036 hectares) located in southwest Black Rock Desert, Washoe County, Nevada.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors:

Rick Wilson, President & CEO

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 contents of this release.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information:

The information discussed in this press release may include “forward looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included herein concerning, among other things, planned capital expenditures, future cash flows and borrowings, pursuit of potential acquisition opportunities, our financial position, business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations, are forward looking statements. These forward looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “may,” “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “believe,” “intend,” “achievable,” “anticipate,” “will,” “continue,” “potential,” “should,” “could,” and similar terms and phrases. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward looking statements are reasonable, they do involve certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties and are not (and should not be considered to be) guarantees of future performance. It is important that each person reviewing this release understand the significant risks attendant to the operations of the Company. Nevada Energy Metals Inc. disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement made herein.

Durango Exploration Team Arrives at Nemaska Properties $DGO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:34 AM on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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  • Durango’s exploration team and Marcy Kiesman are on site in Nemaska, Quebec
  • Exploration program which will include detailed mapping and sampling of the newly identified pegmatite outcrops and outcropping ridges on Durango’s Nemaska Whabouchi area properties

Vancouver, BC / August 3, 2016 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO), (the “Company” or “Durango”) announces that further to the news release of July 29, 2016, Durango’s exploration team and Marcy Kiesman are on site in Nemaska, Quebec.

As previously announced on June 23, 2016, Mr. Donald Theberge, P.Eng., M.B.A is leading the exploration program which will include detailed mapping and sampling of the newly identified pegmatite outcrops and outcropping ridges on Durango’s Nemaska Whabouchi area properties. Mr. Theberge’s compilation report on Durango’s ground adjacent to and near the proposed Whabouchi Lithium deposit in Quebec, confirmed newly identified outcrops and outcropping ridges. It was also confirmed that these outcrops were not previously evaluated by Tucana or any other company, and as such, these outcrops will be the focus of the current program and are of significant interest.

The current program of Durango follows the recommendation made by Mr. Theberge to immediately initiate a sampling and mapping program.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango, comments, “We are very fortunate to have Donald Theberge direct and organize the work program. I am excited to meet and work with the Cree First Nation of Nemaska and land users to provide partnership opportunities and synergies wherever possible.”

The technical contents of this release were approved by Mr. Donald Theberge P.Eng., M.B.A., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.

About Durango

Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company has a 100% interest in the Mayner’s Fortune and Smith Island limestone properties in northwest British Columbia, the Decouverte and Trove gold properties in the Abitibi Region of Quebec, and certain lithium properties near the Whabouchi mine, the Buckshot graphite property near the Miller Mine in Quebec, the Dianna Lake silver project in northern Saskatchewan, the Whitney Northwest property near the Lake Shore Gold and Goldcorp joint venture in Ontario, as well as three sets of claims in the Labrador nickel corridor.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243

Facsimile: 888.266.3983

Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com

Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations, including, but not limited to the purchase, development, completion of the Financing, commencement and completion of future exploration or project development programs and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to the Company’s prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Neither 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.

Why lithium will see another price spike this fall $DGO.ca $BFF.ca $FMR.ca $PFN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:08 PM on Friday, July 22nd, 2016
  • Lithium has been the hottest metal of 2016, beating out gold,
  • Exponential demand expected over the coming years
  • Fundamentals behind the long-term trajectory suggest strong potential for long-term growth

By James Stafford

July 19, 2016 • Reprints

So far, lithium has been the hottest metal of 2016, beating out gold, with exponential demand expected over the coming years. Although the price trajectory of the metal has been subdued in recent months, the fundamentals behind the long-term trajectory suggest strong potential for long-term growth. Price doubling from 2014-2015 was first seen in China and is now being felt worldwide, with lithium hydroxide prices from $16-20 and carbonate prices from $12,000-14,000 per ton.

Automotive thrust

There is no doubt as to the push that Tesla has given the current automotive transition to electric vehicles (EVs). As the company’s mission statement outlines, it hopes “to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible.”

However, since 2014, when Tesla first announced the Gigafactory with Panasonic, other manufacturers have begun to take notice and take action. Volkswagen AG announced last week that it was considering LG Chem Ltd. or Panasonic Corp. as partners for several $2 billion factories, according to Bloomberg, with confirmation expected later in the year.

Previous announcements of billion-dollar investments in battery factories by Volkswagen were largely brushed off by investors as deflections from their “Dieselgate” scandal. But with LG and Panasonic in the picture, concrete plans appear to be crystalizing.

Combined with Daimler putting $550 million into tripling its battery production capacity in Germany, Nissan’s planned investments in the UK for its third generation Leaf, and GM’s joint venture with LG Chem to produce batteries in Holland, Michigan, for its Volt and Bolt, it is clear that auto manufactures are beginning to shift to electric—and in a very big way.

Given this new investment, plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales are expected to experience 62% year-over-year Growth in 2016, 60% in 2017, and likely 100% in 2018. This translates into over 600,000 in PEV sales expected in 2018, creating a new level of demand for which the market will need two new lithium mines in operation to even begin to satiate.

“Looking at the full picture here, the future demand for lithium is truly staggering,” says Michael Kobler, CEO and director of American Lithium Corp., one of the ambitious new explorers shaking up the lithium mining scene in Nevada.

Read entire article here: http://www.resourceinvestor.com/2016/07/19/why-lithium-will-see-another-price-spike-fall

Lithium Canada Launches Summer 2016 Lithium Pegmatite Phase One Exploration Program in Southeast Manitoba $PFN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:11 AM on Thursday, July 21st, 2016

  • Phase One Exploration Program to begin Summer 2016
  • Program of Pegmatite Sampling, Prospecting and Mapping planned for the Lithium One, Lithman North and Lithman East Project
  • Numerous historical Pegmatites to be tested for Lithium mineralization
  • Summer Surface Exploration; objective to outline future Drill Programs
  • Utilizing the Prospector Generator Model, the Company is currently seeking participation by interested Option/Joint Venture Partners for its Lithium Projects (see About the Company’s Business Model – Page 2)

Vancouver, BC / July 21, 2016 – Pacific North West Capital Corp. (“PFN”, the “Company”) (TSX-V: PFN; Frankfurt: P7J; OTCQB: PAWEF announces that its 100% owned subsidiary, Lithium Canada Developments will be conducting a Phase One Exploration Program, during the summer of 2016, on three Lithium Projects in southeast Manitoba.

A surface Phase One Exploration Program, consisting of Mapping, Prospecting and Sampling of known Pegmatites, on three of the company’s Lithium Projects, will begin during the summer of 2016. Presently, work permits have been submitted with the government and once granted, the field work will begin. The exploration program planned will lay the groundwork for future Exploration Plans and Drill Programs. Historic records in the region have indicated Lithium mineralization and mineralogy to be present in several Pegmatites, but at the time, exploration was being conducted for other commodities.

The three projects that are being explored this summer will be the Lithium One, Lithman North and Lithman East Projects. All three have previously mapped Pegmatites and are situated in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field. This Pegmatite Field hosts the world class Tanco Pegmatite, which has been mined from an underground operation, at the Tanco Mine Site in various capacities, since 1969. It once was one of the primary producers of Spodumene (a primary Lithium ore) in North America.

The Tanco Pegmatite is not exposed at surface, except for under Bernic Lake. It is an extremely fractionated, rare-metal, complex type-Petalite subgroup, LCT (Lithium-Cesium-Tantalum) Pegmatite, hosted in a late-stage, subvolcanic Gabbro. Current NI43-101 compliant resource calculations are not available for the Tanco Pegmatite. Academic publications have estimated the size of the deposit to be up to approximately 57 million tonnes. The last published mineral reserves (end of 1992) were 1.075 million tonnes of 0.12% Ta2O5, 3.5 million tonnes of 2.7% LiO2, and 315,000 tonnes of 23.3% Cs2O.


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Lithium Canada Development Inc. (100% wholly owned Subsidiary of Pacific North West Capital); total land holding in SE Manitoba, as of July 2016: 6,181 hectares (15,274 acres).

Further announcements regarding potential Joint Ventures and other exploration initiatives, on the company’s Lithium Projects, in southeast Manitoba will be forthcoming.

About the Company’s Business Model

“Utilizing the Prospector Generator Model and an aggressive project Acquisition Program, management plans to provide our shareholders with the opportunity to explore and develop a number of Concurrent Exploration Projects. After an initial phase of exploration on our projects, our team plans to partner via Option/Joint Venture Agreements with Major and well-funded Junior companies that want exposure to the Lithium industry.

The Prospector Generator Model reduces risk, share dilution and increases Discovery Potential.”

About The Company’s Lithium Division

The company’s new Lithium Division will focus on the Discovery, Acquisition, Exploration and Development of Lithium Projects in Canada. In the United States, the company will use its wholly owned U.S.A subsidiary to Acquire and Develop projects, in active mining camp, in Nevada, Arizona and California.

Management believes that these New Age Metals, Lithium, PGMs and Rare Earths, have robust macro trends, with surging demands and limited supply. Going forward, this new Division will explore for the minerals needed, to fuel the demand for energy storage and other core 21st Century Technologies.

The company has a growing portfolio of Lithium Projects. The Clayton Valley Forks Li Project in Nevada is a recent Lithium Brine Project, acquired by the company (PFN News Releases: April 25th, 2016 and May 9th, 2016.) The company also has Hard Rock Lithium projects in Canada (PFN News Releases: April 21st, 2016, May 24th, 2016 and July 5th, 2016), located in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field of southeast Manitoba.

Lithium and Platinum Group Metal prices have improved dramatically in recent months. Lithium supplies remain in deficit, relative to their demand. Both metals groups are used for the expanding worldwide automobile industry (conventional and electric). In the case of PGMs, demand is increasing for Autocatalysts, a key component for reducing toxic emissions for automotive, gasoline and diesel engines. Regarding Lithium, there is an ever increasing demand for batteries, in cellphones, laptops, electric cars, solar storage, wireless charging and renewable energy products.

About the Company’s Platinum Group Metals Division

Achievements to date and future plans for River Valley are outlined below as follows:

  1. 1.PFN currently has 100% ownership in the River Valley Project, subject to a 3% NSR, with options to buy down;
  2. 2.Completed Exploration and Development Programs, on the River Valley property, include more than 600 holes drilled since year 2000 and several mineral resource estimates and metallurgical studies;
  3. 3.Results for the current (2012) mineral resource estimate are below;
  4. 4.2015 Drill Program confirms New High Grade T2 Discovery
  5. 5.Exploration and Development Plans outlined for 2016
  6. 6.Exploration and Development Plans outlined for 2016
  7. 7.Exploration and Development Plans outlined for 2016


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  1. 8.Results for the most recent Metallurgical Testwork Study are summarized below:

– Prepared by Tetra Tech (Wardrop)

– High Confidence: Measured plus Indicated = 72% of total

– Reported on PdEq basis: Pd=40% & Pt=20% of the payable metals

– Pd to Pt ratio = 2.5:1; Cu to Ni ratio = 3:1

– High Grade potential, particularly in the north part of the River Valley deposit

– Resources under evaluation for development potential, as open pit mining operation


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  1. 9.Results for the 2015 Discovery Drill Program, on the T2 Target are as follows:

– Drill hole intercepts much higher than the average grade of current mineral resource estimate

– Possible new mineralized zone at the north end of the River Valley deposit

– Show potential to take the River Valley PGM Project in a new direction

-More drilling required


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Exploration and Development Plans for 2016:

-Mineral Prospecting and Geological Mapping on surface

-Drill Programs targeted to add more higher grade

-Geological interpretation and 2D/3D modeling of all drill and surface results

-Application to the OPA’s Junior Exploration Assistance Program (JEAP) for 33% refund

of all exploration expenditures up to $300,000.

-Ongoing Strategic Partner Search for River Valley

QUALIFIED PERSON

The contents contained herein that relates to Exploration Results or Mineral Resources is based on information compiled, reviewed or prepared by Dr. Bill Stone, Principal Consulting Geoscientist for Pacific Northwest Capital. Dr. Stone is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

” Harry Barr ”

Harry Barr

Chairman and CEO

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.

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Nevada Energy Metals Announces Update: American Lithium Corp Joint Venture in Clayton Valley $BFF.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:37 AM on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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  • Subsequent to the Companies news release of June 17th, 2016, American Lithium Corp. has received TSX-V approval to acquire all of the outstanding shares of 1074654 B.C. Ltd
  • Holds the right to acquire up to a 70 % interest in and to the Clayton Valley BFF-1 project “the Property” located in Nevada.
  • Following the exercise of the Option, the American Lithium Corp shall have a seventy (70%) interest in and to the Property, with Nevada Energy Metals retaining the balance.

July 19, 2016 / Vancouver, British Columbia- Nevada Energy Metals Inc. “the Company”, TSX-V: BFF (OTCQB: SSMLF) (Frankfurt: A2AFBV) is pleased to announce that, subsequent to the Companies news release of June 17th, 2016, American Lithium Corp. has received TSX-V approval to acquire all of the outstanding shares of 1074654 B.C. Ltd which holds the right to acquire up to a 70 % interest in and to the Clayton Valley BFF-1 project “the Property” located in Nevada.

American Lithium Corp. now assumes the obligations in respect to the previously announced option agreement, which in addition to a non-refundable deposit of USD$25,000 (paid) is USD$2750,000 and 1,200,000 million common shares of American Lithium Corp. in three tranches on or before the second anniversary of closing, and $1-million in exploration expenditures on or before the third anniversary.

Following the exercise of the Option, the American Lithium Corp shall have a seventy (70%) interest in and to the Property, with Nevada Energy Metals retaining the balance. Thereafter, the parties will work diligently and in good faith to negotiate the terms of a joint venture to advance development of “the Property. The joint venture will provide that expenditures on the Property will be funded on a pro rata basis, based upon the respective parties proportionate interest in the Property. In the event that any one party declines to fund the expenditures in proportion to their interest, their respective interest in the joint venture shall be reduced accordingly, provided that no party shall be diluted below a fifteen (15%) interest in the Property.

Rick Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Energy Metals, commented: “We are delighted to have American Lithium Corp as our partner with which to advance the Clayton Valley property. The BFF-1 Project covers an area similar to the structural and geologic settings at Albemarle’s Silver Peak lithium-brine operation and lies only two hundred meters to the north west side of their property. We look forward to an exciting exploration program being carried out in the months ahead.”

About the BFF-1 Project:

The Clayton Valley BFF-1 Project is an early-stage lithium brine prospect in Esmeralda County, Nevada. A total of 77 placer claims cover an area of approximately 623 ha (1,540 acres) on the north-western side of the original Clayton Valley playa. The property position covers an inferred graben bounded by the Silver Peak Range front on the west and by an outlier of Paleozoic rocks known as Goat Island on the east. The exploration concept is that the graben is a sub-basin of the larger Clayton Valley basin and may represent a secondary trap for lithium brines within the greater system.

The Clayton Valley BFF-1 NI 43-101 Technical Report by Alan Morris, CPG, QP, states “The property has strong potential to host Lithium brine deposits in favorable geologic horizons within the basin fill. Another possible target is lithium enriched clay within the fill package and potentially in previous high stands of the playa.” (April, 2016)

Geologic and geophysical mapping conducted for geothermal exploration and documented by Hulen (2008) indicates previously unrecognized, deep graben lying between the Silver Peak range front and outcrops of Paleozoic rocks at Goat Island and Alcatraz Island. This area was their target zone for a deep circulating geothermal system they hoped to exploit for geothermal power. This graben is the main target for lithium brine as it may represent a separate sub-basin in Clayton Valley that holds brines not subject to pumping by production wells on the east side of the main valley. Exposed mineralization is confined to salt crust on the playa surface and other locations in the valley.

Western Geothermal Partners drilled a 120 meter (400 foot) geothermal gradient test well in 2006 on what is now the Clayton Valley BFF-1 project. Bottom hole temperature was 50?C (122?F) which showed moderate potential for geothermal power. Of significance, the well encountered a 25-foot-thick zone of volcanic ash reportedly similar to the Main Ash Aquifer in the Clayton Valley lithium operation. The presence of any felsic ash in this hole is significant in light of that, it is the presumed source for at least some of the lithium in the brines (Price et al, 2000).

Qualified Person: The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Alan Morris CPG, Elko, Nevada

About Nevada Energy Metals: http://nevadaenergymetals.com/

Nevada Energy Metals Inc. is a well funded Canadian based exploration company who’s primary listing is on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company’s main exploration focus is directed at lithium brine targets located in the mining friendly state of Nevada. The Company has 100% ownership in 77 claims in Clayton Valley, only 250m from Rockwood Lithium, the only brine based lithium producer in North America. Nevada Energy Metals has also acquired, 100 claims (Teels Marsh West) covering 2000 acres (809 hectares) at Teels Marsh, Mineral County, Nevada, a prospective lithium exploration project, 100% owned without any royalties; the San Emidio Desert lithium project, consisting of 155 claims (approximately 3,100 acres/1255 hectares) in Washoe County, Nevada; the Alkali Lake Project in Esmeralda county, is a 60% earn in option agreement from Dajin Resources Corp, where near surface lithium values have been confirmed; the Dixie Valley Project consisting of 911 claims covering 73.6 square kilometers/28.4 square miles (7,363 hectares/18,194 acres) of salt marsh playa. Of the seven characteristics favourable for the formation of a lithium brine deposit as outlined in the U.S. Geological Survey deposit model, all seven are found in Dixie Valley. The lithium deposit model for Dixie Valley is a Clayton Valley-style brine deposit.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Rick Wilson, President & CEO

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