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SX Eco-Mining $SX $SXOOF: Received Latest Shipment of Bulk Test Lithium Material from Iconic $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $CRE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:34 AM on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX)(OTC:SXOOF) (CNSX:SX.CN) (FSE:85G1) is pleased to disclose that it has received the latest shipment of bulk material from Iconic’s (TSXV:ICM) Bonnie Claire Lithium Project in Nevada.

As previously reported, St-Georges’ metallurgists were able to concentrate through mineral processing and selective leaching the original feedstock by 25 folds, down to 4% of its initial mass where 99.99% of the lithium was leached into solution after 5 minutes at low temperature and normal atmospheric pressure.

Work on the Bonnie Claire Lithium Project material will now resume along side the on-going work being conducted on other hard rock lithium resources. Current efforts of flow sheet optimisation will focus on front-end challenges, like concentration, and also on the later purification stage, where testing of a newly designed bounding solution should reduce the number of steps required to achieve a 99%+ lithium purity.

Current hypothesis developed using an array of lithium feedstocks from different sources indicate the whole closed-loop initial cycle allows a recovery rate of 90% or better.  Reprocessing of the lithium bearing proprietary acid-blend solution eventually achieves higher total recuperation and achieves battery grade purity.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Enrico Di Cesare”

ENRICO DI CESARE
President & CEO of St-Georges Metallurgy & Director & VP R&D St-Georges Eco-Mining

About St-Georges

St-Georges is developing new technologies to solve some of the most common environmental problems in the mining industry. The Company controls all the active mineral tenures in Iceland. It also explores for nickel & PGEs on the Julie Nickel Project and the Manicougan Palladium Project on the Québec’s North Shore

New Age Metals $NAM.ca $NMTLF Drone Magnetic Survey to be Completed on Several Lithium Projects in Southeast Manitoba $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $PGM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:25 AM on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
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  • NAM has contracted EarthEx Geophysical Solutions (EarthEx) to conduct several UAV-Borne Magnetometry Surveys on the Company’s Lithium Projects in southeast (SE) Manitoba
  • The program is being co-funded by the Company and the Manitoba Mineral Development Fund (MMDF) which is administered by the Chamber of Commerce
  • NAM has 100% ownership of seven pegmatite hosted Lithium and Rare Element Projects in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field, located in SE Manitoba
  • NAM’s exploration focus on SE Manitoba is on Lithium-bearing pegmatites – The seven projects are strategically situated within the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field

New Age Metals Inc. (NAM) (TSXV:NAM); (OTC:NMTLF); (FSE:P7J) (“NAM” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that a Drone Magnetic Survey is being initiated on their Lithium Projects in SE Manitoba through their wholly owned subsidiary, Lithium Canada Development.

The Drone Magnetic Survey is a UAV-Borne Magnetometry survey. The present system being used by EarthEx is the highest resolution drone magnetics system on the market today. EarthEx is a Manitoba-based geophysical consulting company. Daniel Card, Chief Geophysicist and President of EarthEx said “We are excited to be working with such a highly reputable company as New Age Metals, in this prolific pegmatite district, providing services which will accelerate the path to new discoveries.” The EarthEx airborne magnetic geophysical survey technology will be used to further define future drill targets for the Company’s Lithium Two, Lithman West and Cat Lake Lithium Projects, Figure 1.

Harry Barr, Chairman and CEO stated, “Our team is busy advancing the Lithium Projects in SE Manitoba. Drilling is occurring in the next few weeks on one of our Lithium Projects and the Drone Magnetic Survey will help us better determine other drill targets. The potential for economic Lithium Deposits in Manitoba is strong and New Age with its Lithium Division, Lithium Canada Development are pleased to be fully funded and active in the Lithium space in Manitoba. We are also very fortunate to be partnering with the Manitoba Mineral Development Fund again on this work program to help develop this underexplored lithium region.”

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New Age Metals $NAM.ca $NMTLF Closes First Tranche of $2,975,000 with Lead Order from Eric Sprott $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $PGM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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  • Gross proceeds of $2,975,000
  • 1st of 2 Tranches

New Age Metals Inc. (TSXV:NAM) (OTC:NMTLF) (FSE:P7J) (“NAM” or the “Company“), is pleased to announce that further to the news release of March 26, 2021, the Company has completed the first tranche of its private placement (“Private Placement”) raising gross proceeds of $2,975,000.

The Company has issued an aggregate of 18,593,750 units (“Units”) at a purchase price of $0.16 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $2,975,000.  Eric Sprott has closed 18,281,250 of the Units for $2,925,000.

Each Unit consisted of one common share and one half of one share purchase warrant, whereby each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share at a purchase price of $0.20 per share at any time up to March 31, 2023.

Eric Sprott, through 2176423 Ontario Ltd., a corporation which is beneficially owned by him, acquired 18,281,250 Units pursuant to the Private Placement for total consideration of $2,925,000. Prior to the Private Placement, Mr. Sprott beneficially owned or controlled 20,250,000 Common Shares and 17,125,000 Warrants of the Company.  As a result of the Private Placement, Mr. Sprott beneficially owns and controls 38,531,250 Common Shares and 26,265,625 Warrants representing approximately 19.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company on a non-diluted basis and approximately 29.5% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of Warrants.

The Units were acquired by Mr. Sprott for investment purposes.  Mr. Sprott has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional securities of the Company including on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell securities of Company including on the open market or through private dispositions in the future depending on market conditions, reformulation of plans and/or other factors that Mr. Sprott considers relevant from time to time. 

A copy of the applicable early warning report will appear on the Company’s profile on SEDAR and may also be obtained by calling Mr. Sprott’s office at (416) 945-3294 (200 Bay Street, Suite 2600, Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J1).

The second tranche of 12,968,750 Units is to be completed five business days after the Company has obtained shareholder approval (from disinterested shareholders) for the new control person that would be created once Mr. Sprott’s beneficial ownership exceeds 20%.  The completion of the second tranche is conditional upon such shareholder approval being obtained by August 30, 2021.  Mr. Sprott will provide an undertaking not to exercise his warrants (if doing so would result in his non-diluted ownership interest exceeding 20%) until the Company has obtained such shareholder approval.

Mr. Sprott is an insider of the Company and, as such, his participation in the Private Placement is a related-party transaction under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”) and TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9 (which incorporates by reference MI 61-101). The Company is relying on exemptions from the minority shareholder approval and formal valuation requirements applicable to related party transactions under sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a), respectively, of MI 61-101, as neither the fair market value of the Units to be purchased on behalf of Mr. Sprott nor the consideration to be paid by him exceeds 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.

In connection with the first tranche of the Private Placement, the Company has paid finder fees to Mackie Research Capital Corporation of $193,375 in cash and issued 1,208,594 warrants.  Each such warrant will be exercisable for two years at an exercise price of $0.16 per Unit (being the same as the per Unit price under the Private Placement).

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St-Georges $SX $SXOOF: Iceland – The Floor is Hot Lava $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $CRE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:39 AM on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX) (CNSX:SX.CN) (OTC:SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) would like to provide an update on the volcanic activities from the Geldingadalir volcano located on its Reykjanes provisional mineral exploration license in Iceland.

The volcano has been the site of a minor eruption for approximately 11 days at the time of this release.  St-Georges’ geologists, working under the Company’s subsidiary, Iceland Resources EHF, have taken a few kilos of rocks to obtain additional mineral and metallurgic information about what is now some of the youngest rocks on earth. The material coming out of the volcano has been rich in Magnesium, Iron, and Titanium. This appears to be preliminarily corroborated by observing the samples collected by St-Georges submitted to a Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) reading.  

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According to the Icelandic government volcanologists, this is about to change with an influx of copper and potentially precious metals with lava originating from a different depth of the mantle.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) published a summary of the activities, commenting that: “(…) t he lava is basaltic and highly fluid with little explosive activity. It is a very small eruption, and the lava flow has been steady at 5-7 m3/s since its onset. Currently the extent of the lava field is within Geldingadalur but if the eruption keeps ongoing at a similar rate, it is modeled that the lava will flow east towards Merardalur valley. If the volcano continues to erupt it could eventually end up being categorized as a shield volcano. Shield volcanoes are generally formed over long time periods with lava fields extending from a few to several kilometers around its source. There is no way to tell how long the eruption will last.

The current magma is rich in MgO (8.5%) which indicates that it is from depths of around 17-20 km. There has been constant gas pollution close to the eruption site, spatially determined by local wind conditions. Gases can accumulate to life-threatening levels in certain weather conditions. There have been no indications of significant tectonic movements since the eruption started. There is currently no indication of new openings at other locations along the magma injection path.(…)”.

St-Georges and Iceland Resources would like to invite visiting geologists, volcanologists, journalists, and avid volcano tourists to get in touch with us. We can help organize visits to the site and provide geological support for scientific initiatives relating to the recent volcanic eruptions. We are also planning small group visits to the Thor Gold Project for people interested. Please send us a quick note via our website at www.st-georgescorp.com

About the Reykjanes exploration license

The Reykjanes provisional license is part of the license application for active exploration work that is being processed by the Icelandic authorities. It covers the area of the active volcano. It is located in the Reykjanes Peninsula near the towns of Keflavik and Grindavik and the International Airport.  Readers can see the prospect area in the map provided by ISOR in Figure 1 below.

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SX Eco Mining: EV Batteries Recovery Tests Results – Lithium $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $CRE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:38 PM on Thursday, March 18th, 2021
  • 99.99% of the lithium leached in solution after 5 minutes at low temperature and without applying pressure.
  • completed EV battery characterization for 5 car makers
  • Pilot Testing Next

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX)(OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) (CNSX:SX.CN)is pleased to provide an update on the initial testing phase of an array of electric vehicles batteries it received at its testing installations in Québec.

The Company has completed EV battery characterization for the following car makers: Tesla, General Motors (GM), Ford, Toyota, and Nissan. The batteries were sourced from industry aggregators. The Company’s chemists and metallurgists created synthetic powder clones of the metal’s components allowing the testing’s acceleration.

This is in line with the results obtained previously by the Company’s metallurgical team that was able to leach more than 99% of the cobalt and the nickel contained in the batteries. Furthermore, the aluminium foil used to hold the different metals in the batteries’ core remains intact and can be recycled.  

The Company expects to confirm these results via a series of pilot tests as it now is in possession of car makers’ specific testing protocols. Testing will be documented and independently confirmed.  The Company expects to initiate the next phase, metals purification, in April.  The Company hopes to be able to reduce processing time and increase acid re-usage.

EVSX and St-Georges have also identified some of the key equipment required from industrial equipment manufacturers. They expect to be able to receive the electrolysis equipment during the month of May, allowing the manufacture of lithium hydroxide.

The Company had already disclosed on February 22, 2021, that additional tests to optimize the process of recovery of critical elements were to be conducted using synthetic compounds to move the development along faster. Work is ongoing at multiple locations, speeding up delivery and further protecting intellectual property.

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New Age Metals $NAM.ca $NMTLF Announces First Tranche Closing of $3,621,680 Private Placement, with Participation by Eric Sprott $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $PGM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 3:44 PM on Thursday, March 18th, 2021
  • Gross Proceeds of $3,621,680
  • Lead order of $1,000,000 from Eric Sprott
  • Proceeds for Prefeasibility Study on River Valley Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Project, one of North America’s largest undeveloped primary palladium projects

New Age Metals Inc. (TSXV:NAM) (OTC:NMTLF) (FSE:P7J) (“NAM” or the “Company“), is pleased to announce that it has completed a first tranche closing of its non-brokered private placement offering (the “Private Placement”) raising gross proceeds of $3,621,680, with lead order of $1,000,000 from Mr. Eric Sprott.

The Company has issued an aggregate of 22,260,500 units consisting of 20,760,500 non-flow through units (“NFT Units”) at a price of $0.16 per NFT Unit and 1,500,000 flow-through units of the Company (the “FT Units”) at a price of $0.20 per FT Unit.

Each NFT Unit consisted of one common share and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional Common Share at an exercise price equal to $0.20 per share at any time up to 24 months from closing.

Each FT Unit consisted of one flow-through share of the Company that will qualify within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (“FT Common Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “FT Warrant”). Each FT Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price equal to $0.25 at any time up to 24 months closing.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of Units towards its exploration and development work on its projects. The primary use of proceeds from this financing will be for the completion of a Prefeasibility Study for the Company’s flagship River Valley Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Project, one of North America’s largest undeveloped primary palladium projects, and for general corporate and working capital purposes. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of FT Units towards its exploration work on both the Company’s PGM and Lithium divisions. This will include a maiden drill program on the Company’s Lithium Two Project in Manitoba and continued drilling at River Valley.

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New Age Metals $NAM.ca $NMTLF River Valley Prefeasibility Study Update and Drilling on PGM and Lithium Divisions in 2021 $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $PGM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:44 AM on Monday, March 8th, 2021
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  • Subject to closing a recently announced financing, this release will outline our 2021 objectives including;
  • NAM intends to engage third party engineering companies to complete the River Valley Palladium Project’s first Prefeasibility Study before the end of the first quarter of 2022.
  • NAM technical teams are finalizing plans for additional exploration drilling of up to 5,000 metres at the River Valley Project to further delineate the northernmost mineralized zones, expand the known mineralization boundaries and for resource classification.
  • NAM has received notice that a drill permit for its Lithium One Project in southeast Manitoba has been approved and is extending its permit for the Lithium Two Project. A minimum 2,000 metre drill program on the Lithium Two Project is scheduled for the second quarter of this year.
  • NAM has submitted a second application to the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce’s, Mineral Development Fund (MMDF). The Company hopes to co-fund the program with the MMDF to conduct a drone magnetometry survey on its Lithium Two, Lithman West and Cat Lake Lithium projects.
  • The River Valley Palladium Project is one of North America’s largest undeveloped primary Platinum Group Metal (PGM) projects. The Project has excellent infrastructure and is within 100 kilometres of the Sudbury Metallurgical Complex. The Project is 100% owned by New Age Metals.
  • The spot price of an ounce of palladium, platinum, and rhodium as of March 4, 2021 was $US2,285/oz, $US1,160/oz, and $US26,000/ oz respectively (Kitco, 2021)

New Age Metals Inc. (TSXV:NAM); (OTC:NMTLF); (FSE:P7J.F) Harry Barr, Chairman & CEO, stated; “We are pleased to provide shareholders with a corporate update to detail our planned exploration and development activities for our portfolio of North American green metal projects in 2021.”

NAM is focused on advancing River Valley to a Prefeasibility study. This study would be based on completion of metallurgy, hydrogeology, geotechnical surveys, an updated mineral resource estimate, environmental baseline, infill and exploration drilling. Management has received quotes from third party engineering and environmental firms and confirmed a budget for the study. Subject to the completion of the recently announced financing, management plans to initiate this study in the first half of 2021. Our objective is to complete the Prefeasibility study on or before the end of the first quarter of 2022.

NAM’s technical team is finalizing a phase one drill program for up to 5,000 metres for the northern portion of the River Valley Project. Next phases of drilling will focus on the Dana North, Dana South, Pine, Banshee, Lismer and Pardo Zones (Figure 1) given their fundamental importance to any potential mining operation at River Valley. The occurrence of surface mineralization in the River Valley Intrusion, drill hole mineralization and geophysical chargeability east of the footwall boundary of the current resource model are all strong indicators of mineralization that could be added to a future resource model. Proposed drill targets are illustrated in Figure 1 below.

 Figure 1: Northern area of the River Valley Project.The image shows numerous IP anomalies similar to Pine Zone extend northeast (externally) and southwest (internally) of the footwall contact of the River Valley Intrusion. Those IP anomalies remain to be drill tested.

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NAM Further Demonstrates Presence of Rhodium at the River Valley Palladium Project Near Sudbury, Ontario $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $PGM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:20 AM on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Highlights:

  • Rhodium (Rh) is the most valuable platinum group metal (PGM), with recent spot price highs of over $US24,000/oz Rh, nearly 18 times higher than Pt
  • 303 Rh assay results reported for the Pine Zone of the River Valley Deposit
  • Highest assay result is 0.177 g/t Rh, with 9 other samples returned assays at or greater than 0.100 g/t Rh and a total of 50 samples returned assays higher than 0.050 g/t Rh
  • The highest Rh concentrations coincide with the highest palladium (Pd) and platinum (Pt) grades – Rh concentrations in the River Valley Deposit are equivalent to 12% of the Pt grades
  • Based on encouraging results from phase 1, subsequent phases of the multi-phase Rh evaluation program will take samples of PGM mineralized intervals from the Dana South and Lismer zones
  • The River Valley Deposit is one of North Americas largest undeveloped primary platinum-group metal projects with 2.867 Moz Palladium Equivalent (PdEq) in the Measured + Indicated classifications and 1.059 Moz Pd Eq in the Inferred classification

New Age Metals Inc. (NAM) (TSXV:NAM); (OTC:NMTLF); (FSE:P7J) (“NAM” or the “Company”) announces completion of Phase 1 of an ongoing Rh assay program on the River Valley Palladium Deposit near Sudbury, Ontario (Figure 1). Phase 1 of the Rh assay program collected 303 pulp samples from 17 mineralized intervals in 14 drill holes through the Pine Zone. The samples were selected to provide Rh data for mineralization in two cross-sections spaced 50 metres apart through the Pine Zone, located near the north end of the 16 km long River Valley Deposit (Figure 1).  In addition to Rh, the samples were also assayed for gold (Au), iridium (Ir), palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt), and ruthenium (Ru). The assays were completed on 2015-2020 drill core sample pulps at the Geoscience Laboratories in Sudbury.

The new Rh data reported herein are in addition to historical data generated from drill core, channel and surface grab samples from the River Valley Deposit (Figure 2) (see also Pacific North West Capital Corp. press release dated July 26, 2011). Rh is the most valuable platinum group metal (PGM), with recent spot price highs of over $US24,000/oz Rh, nearly 18 times higher than Pt. However, Rh analyses are too costly to be performed on every drill core assay sample. Rh is reported in the current Mineral Resource Estimate for the River Valley Deposit (see NAM press release dated August 8, 2019), based on regression analysis of historical drill core and channel sample assay data for the Dana North, Dana South and Lismer Zones.
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New Age Metals $NAM $ NMTLF Announces Upsize of Private Placement to $5.25 Million $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:38 AM on Friday, February 26th, 2021
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New Age Metals Inc. (TSXV:NAM) (OTC:NMTLF) (FSE:P7J) (“NAM” or the “Company“), is pleased to announce that, due to strong investor demand, it has increased its previously announced non-brokered private placement offering (the “Private Placement”) to up to $5,250,000, consisting of: (i) up to $3,500,000 in units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of $0.16 per Unit and (ii) up to $1,750,000 in flow-through units of the Company (the “FT Units”) at a price of $0.20 per FT Unit.

Each Unit shall be comprised of one common share (a “Common Share“) of the Company and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (each whole warrant, a “Warrant“). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional Common Share at an exercise price equal to $0.20 at any time up to 24 months from closing of the Private Placement.

Each FT Unit will consist of one common share of the Company that will qualify as a “flow-through share” within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (“FT Common Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “FT Unit Warrant”). Each FT Unit Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price equal to $0.25 at any time up to 24 months closing of the Private Placement.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of Units towards its exploration and development work on its projects. The primary use of proceeds from this financing will be for the completion of a Prefeasibility Study for the Company’s flagship River Valley Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Project, one of North America’s largest undeveloped primary palladium projects, and for general corporate and working capital purposes. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of FT Units towards its exploration work on both the Company’s PGM and Lithium divisions. This will include a maiden drill program on the Company’s Lithium Two Project in Manitoba and continued drilling at River Valley.

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St-Georges Eco-Mining $SX $SXOOF Reports on Initial Battery Recovery Test Results $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:14 AM on Monday, February 22nd, 2021
  • Initial tests on lithium-ion batteries successful in the recovery of lithium, nickel and cobalt found as a coating on aluminium foil in the core of the batteries.
  • Leached more than 99% of the cobalt and of the nickel contained in the batteries.

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX) (OTC:SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) (CNSX:SX.CN) is pleased to disclose that its initial tests conducted on an array of lithium-ion batteries have been successful in confirming that the selective leach, conducted with its proprietary blend of acids, allows for the recovery of the lithium, nickel and cobalt that are found as a coating on aluminium foil in the core of the batteries.

The Company’s metallurgical team was able to leach more than 99% of the cobalt and of the nickel contained in the batteries. Furthermore, the aluminium foil used to hold the different metals in the batteries’ core remains intact and can be recycled.  

Company scientists are comfortable that the results obtained on these metals are repeatable and should scale. Initial lithium test results have been in line with expectations and require additional tests at scale prior to disclosure. These additional tests are ongoing, and results are expected sometime in March.

Fig. 1 The metals in solution, to the left the lithium / cobalt circuit, to the right the nickel copper circuit.

For testing, batteries were dismantled at the Company’s contracted pilot plant facility, CIMMS, under the supervision of qualified chemists and metallurgists. Enrico Di Cesare, St-Georges VP Research & Development, established the protocol and supervised the process. The batteries were dismantled manually, and the cores were immersed in St-Georges’ proprietary leach solution for 30 minutes. The Company expects to optimize and reduce this exposure duration with the aim of bringing it closer to the 5 min leach time required by the Nevada clays. Aluminium was taken out of the solution in its solid form and set aside. No test for residues was conducted on the aluminium in the preliminary tests. Metals were then targeted for recuperation in solution. The powders obtained were tested on-site and sent for independent testing by CIMMS

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