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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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VIDEO – New Age Metals Has 2.9Moz of #Palladium Equivalent (M&I), 7 #Lithium Projects And Eric #Sprott As An Investor To Win The Green Metal Revolution $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $GLEN

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:33 PM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Harry Barr / Chairman, CEO & Director of New Age Metals Inc. / (TSXV:NAM); (OTC:NMTLF); (FSE:P7J) discusses the River Valley PGM deposit, as well as their Lithium holdings.  Advancement of the River Valley PGM deposit is ongoing studies conducted continue to solidify the value of the 2.9Moz Palladium Equivalent (Measured & Indicated) resource.

With Palladium increasing 25%, the $2300 threshold for Palladium has been breached, and investors are starting to take notice; as they should.  One of mining’s great investors, Eric Sprott is already a strategic shareholder. 

River Valley Highlights 

  • 100% ownership of a multi-million-ounce district scale North American Palladium asset
  • 100 km north east of Sudbury, $40M of expenditures at River Valley Palladium Project
  • Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA)complete, working towards Prefeasibility (PFS)
  • Excellent exploration upside across the Company’s project portfolio
  • River Valley Project payable metal suite hosts other battery metals  including copper, nickel, cobalt

Have a seat and find out why New Age Metals is a leader of Green Metal Projects in North America.

New Age Metals $NAM.ca Provides Lithium One Project Surface Exploration Results $NAM.ca $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $GLEN

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:49 AM on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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New Age Metals Inc. (NAM) (TSXV:NAM ) ; ( OTC:NMTLF ) ; ( FSE:P7J) (“NAM” or the “Company”) New Age Metals announces results from the surface prospecting activities at its 100% owned Lithium One Project near Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.  The project was co-funded by the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce’s administered Manitoba Mineral Development Fund (MMDF).  Work completed on the Property in the fall months of 2020 consisted of field rock sampling and geological mapping. Reported herein are the assay results for grab samples testing the Silverleaf Pegmatite, Greer Lake Quarry, and other locations on the Lithium One Project (Table 1).  

Table 1: 2020 Silverleaf assay result highlights from grab samples.

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 |Sample|Li2O (%)|Rb2O (%)|Cs2O (%)|
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 |171878|0.03    |0.13    |0.00    |
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 |171879|3.12    |0.13    |0.02    |
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 |171880|0.15    |0.11    |0.00    |
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 |171881|0.05    |0.02    |0.00    |
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 |171882|1.43    |1.06    |0.08    |
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 |171883|2.06    |0.87    |0.06    |
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 |171886|1.40    |0.47    |0.05    |
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 |171887|2.39    |1.81    |0.26    |
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 |171888|2.82    |2.15    |0.31    |
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 |171889|0.16    |0.17    |0.01    |
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 |171890|1.93    |0.49    |0.04    |
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Figure 1:  Newer outcrop exposure of spectacular Spodumene-Lepidolite mineralization at Silverleaf.

Mineral prospecting activities in the fall of 2020 focused on Silverleaf Zone and Greer Lake Quarry (Figures 2, 3, and 4). The purpose of the field work was to examine possible extensions of the Silverleaf Pegmatite and the Greer Lake Pegmatite Quarry. A total of 75 field samples were collected.

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#Platinum and #palladium to run higher as industrial demand picks up in 2021 – SPONSOR: New Age Metals $NAM.ca $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $GLEN

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:53 AM on Thursday, December 31st, 2020

SPONSOR: New Age Metals Inc. The company owns one of North America’s largest primary platinum group metals deposits in Sudbury, Canada. The company has an updated NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate of 2,867,000 PdEq Measured and Indicated Ounces, with an additional 1,059,000 PdEq Ounces Inferred. Learn More.

  • Some analysts expect that as the global economy returns to some normalcy, palladium will resume its sharp uptrend from 2019.
  • Before the pandemic decimated the global economy, palladium prices were rocketing higher, hitting an all-time high above $2,700.
  • The price of the precious industrial metal has been driven by a significant supply and demand imbalance.
  • Demand for palladium has risen sharply over the years as automakers use more of the metal to meet tightening emission standards; meanwhile, supply has dropped sharply.

By: Neils Christensen

(Kitco News) – Although gold attracted a lot of attention in 2020, especially after hitting an all-time high in August, investors should have been paying attention to platinum group metals (PGMs), according to some analysts.

Like all other assets, the PGM space has been extremely volatile this past year as investors have tried to navigate the massive uncertainty and economic destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, looking ahead, many analysts are fairly optimistic that platinum and palladium will attract new investor attention due to rising industrial demand as the global economy starts to recover from the effects of the coronavirus.

The two metals are primarily used in autocatalytic converters to reduce harmful exhaust emissions. Palladium is used in gasoline-powered engines, and platinum is used in diesel-powered vehicles. Platinum also has a slight advantage over palladium when it comes to physical demand as it also has a small jewelry market.

Some analysts expect that as the global economy returns to some normalcy, palladium will resume its sharp uptrend from 2019. Before the pandemic decimated the global economy, palladium prices were rocketing higher, hitting an all-time high above $2,700. The price of the precious industrial metal has been driven by a significant supply and demand imbalance. Demand for palladium has risen sharply over the years as automakers use more of the metal to meet tightening emission standards; meanwhile, supply has dropped sharply.

Platinum and palladium saw some renewed interest in November after Democratic candidate Joe Biden solidified his presidential win. Economists and market analysts expect that a Biden administration will lead to tighter environmental regulations and a renewed focus on developing green energy technology.

In a report published last month, Jonathan Butler, precious metals analyst at Mitsubishi, said that one of the first acts of the new government will bw to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord.

“Regardless of the ease with which the new administration can pass climate-friendly legislation from next year, rejoining the Paris agreement will be a clear signal of intent and will likely be followed by moves to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and regulate other pollutants as well as promote green energy. This is likely to be generally favorable to PGMs in emissions control, coming at a time when the auto industry is in recovery phase and as the rest of the United States follow California’s lead in addressing regulated pollutants and lowering average vehicle CO2 emissions,” he said.

While analysts expected platinum and palladium to push higher next year, the sentiment is mixed as to what metal will outperform in 2021. 

Analysts at Metals Focus said that they see palladium prices pushing to $3,000 an ounce in 2021. The analysts said that the metal is expected to see its 10th annual supply deficit next year.

“Even though global light-duty vehicle production will only return to its 2019 level by 2022, palladium autocatalyst offtake could touch a new all-time high in 2021,” the analysts said. “This reflects the metal’s dominance in the gasoline segment and the trend towards higher metal loadings in response to tightening emission standards.”

Metals Focus is relatively neutral on platinum as it expects prices to average $1,000 an ounce next year.

“Jewelry demand will remain healthy due to platinum’s hefty discount to gold. Overall, the market is expected to become broadly balanced in 2021, keeping above-ground stocks near record levels,” the analysts said.

Analysts at TD Securities are also slightly more optimistic on palladium compared to platinum. The Canadian bank also sees palladium pushing closer to $3,000 an ounce by the end of next year. The bank is an average price forecast of $2,656 an ounce for 2021.

Meanwhile, the TD analysts see platinum prices averaging the year around $1,013 an ounce, with prices peaking in the fourth quarter.

“Overall, the pandemic aftershock’s will likely result in a primary market surplus for platinum, particularly driven by a strong recovery in South African production, yet we expect investment demand for the metal to balance the market when the dust settles. While speculative demand for platinum has not benefited from the surge in appetite for gold and silver, it will likely benefit from speculative interest in the reflationary tailwinds expected for next year as the vaccine deployment helps the global recovery,” the commodity analysts said in their 2021 forecast report.

“At the same time, given that palladium will remain in a deficit, and that expectations for substantial headwinds from substitution may still not materialize as quickly as some anticipate, periods of scarcity and higher prices may still ensue in the New Year.”

However, not all analysts are convinced that palladium will be the biggest winner among PGMs in 2021.

Analysts at Commerzbank gives platinum a slight edge in 2021. In its outlook forecast, the bank sees platinum prices averaging $1,250 an ounce in the fourth quarter of next year, up nearly 17% from current prices. At the same time, palladium is seeing averaging the fourth quarter around $2,500 an ounce, up only 5% from current prices.

For the year, the German bank sees platinum prices averaging around $1,1125 an ounce; they see palladium averaging 2021 around $2475 an ounce.

One major wild card that could have a significant impact on PGM metals and push platinum demand higher is the development of green hydrogen technology.

While many economists are expecting to see surging demand for electric vehicles in the coming years, battery technology has not been sufficient enough for heavy-duty vehicles. Many companies are looking at hydrogen fuel cells to fill the important void.

Platinum is the critical metal used in the process that separates water into hydrogen and oxygen.

“New demand for platinum is definitely creating a compelling investment story for the precious metal and could drive industrial demand.” Said Steve Dunn, head of exchange-traded products at Aberdeen Standard Investments, in a recent interview with Kitco News. “This story can’t be found in palladium.”

Trevor Raymond, head of research at the World Platinum Investment Council, said that he is watching the developing green hydrogen economy very closely.

“For many governments fighting climate change has become a major priority, but fewer funds are available to make broad sweeping changes. The development of hydrogen as an alternative fuel source is one of the most cost-effective options we have,” he said in an interview with Kitco News.

“The COVID-19 pandemic gave the world a glimpse of what it could look like. There was clean air where there has never been clean air, and I don’t think we want to go back,” he added. “Green hydrogen gives you short-term cost-effectiveness and a long-term alternative energy solution.”

Not only is new demand from a growing sector increasing interest in platinum, but Dunn added that the precious metal could attract investor interest in 2021 as investors look for more value in the precious metal space.

Source: https://www.kitco.com/news/2020-12-31/Platinum-and-palladium-to-run-higher-as-industrial-demand-picks-up-in-2021.html

New Age Metals $NAM.ca $NMTLF Corporate Update – Year in Review & Outlook for 2021 $LIX.ca $LI.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $GLEN

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:59 AM on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
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  • In 2020 the Company’s primary objective was to follow up on recommendations made in the 2019 River Valley Palladium Project Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA).
  • 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 Company completed a three-phase exploration and development plan at River Valley which included drilling, environmental, and archaeological studies.
  • The Company also completed follow-up mapping and sampling programs on its Lithium One Project in Southeast Manitoba. The program was co-funded by the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce’s, Manitoba Mineral Development Fund (MMDF). In December the Company received a drill permit for its Lithium Two Project and a permit is pending for Lithium One. Further drill target definition surveys are being contemplated for 2021.
  • The Company is expecting results and corresponding press releases from both its rhodium evaluation program at River Valley and the surface sampling program from its Lithium One Project in Manitoba before the end of January 2021.
  • The spot price of an ounce of Palladium increased by over 18% in the last year, to $US2,220/oz as at December 21, 2020. Rhodium, which is also present at River Valley, has seen a price increase of over 160% year-to-date to $US16,000/ oz.
  • The Company is actively seeking an option/joint venture partner for our Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni Project in Alaska and for our Lithium division in Manitoba.

December 22, 2020 – Rockport, Canada – New Age Metals Inc. (TSXV:NAM ) | ( OTC:NMTLF ) | ( FSE:P7J) Harry Barr, Chairman & CEO, stated ; “We are pleased to provide shareholders with a year end review of our activities in 2020 and a view of our exploration and development plans for our portfolio of green metal projects in 2021.”

The Company’s primary objective this year was to follow-up on recommendations made in the 2019 River Valley Project PEA. To that end we have completed a three-phase exploration and development plan which included two rounds of drilling, initiated environmental baseline and archaeological studies, and have commenced a phase one rhodium evaluation program with the objective of including rhodium as a payable metal.

As we progress into 2021, we are focused on advancing River Valley to a Prefeasibility study. This would include recommendations to complete metallurgy, hydrogeology, geotechnical surveys, an updated mineral resource estimate, environmental baseline, infill and exploration drilling. Management is currently soliciting quotes from third party engineering firms with the objective of completing a final Prefeasibility budget by the end of February 2021. Subject to the completion of additional funding we plan to initiate this study by the third quarter of 2021 and our objective is to complete the Prefeasibility study by the end of the first quarter of 2022.

Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni Project

The Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni Project is an under explored, highly prospective drill ready property. In 2020 NAM’s management continued to seek an option/joint-venture partner for this road accessible PGM-Cu-Ni Project using the Prospector Generator business model. COVID-19 disrupted property visits which in turn hindered any finalization of a potential option / joint venture deal. The Company paid for all holding costs in 2020 and the project remains in good standing. The stable land status, ease of access and superb infrastructure make this project prospective for year-around exploration, and development.

2020 Exploration and 2021 Plans for Lithium Division

The Company has several Lithium and Rare Element Projects in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field, located in South East Manitoba and situated around the Tanco Mine. The world-class Tanco Pegmatite is a highly fractionated lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT)–type pegmatite that has historically been mined (Tanco Mine) since 1969 for Li, Ta, Cs, Rb and Be ores. The Tanco Pegmatite is a very rich tantalum and cesium deposit with it being the world’s most significant and richest known source of cesium representing more than two-thirds of the world’s reserve.

In 2020, the company conducted a follow-up round of surface exploration work on its Lithium One Project to generate future drill targets. This program was co-funded by a grant from Manitoba Chamber of Commerce’s, Manitoba Mineral Development Fund (MMDF). Over 80 samples have been sent to a laboratory in Saskatchewan and results are expected in January. Samples from a previous work program on the project were taken from the Silverleaf and Annie pegmatites and not only returned significant Li20 assays of up to 4.1% but heightened levels of Rubidium Oxide (Rb2O).

Management plans to make a second application for a grant from the MMDF in 2021. In December 2020 the Company received a drill permit for its Lithium Two Project and the application for a permit on Lithium One was submitted to the Manitoba government. The Company continues to solicit potential option/joint venture partner(s) to continue the development of its Lithium division.

Shares for Services

The Company has issued 135,600 common shares at a deemed value of $0.10 per share to Agora Internet Relations Corp. (“AGORACOM”) pursuant to the terms of the March 2020 agreement. The securities issued represent the fourth payment for services under the terms of the agreement and are subject to a four month plus one day hold period expiring April 22, 2021.

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About NAM

New Age Metals is a junior mineral exploration and development company focused on the discovery, exploration and development of green metal projects in North America. The Company has two divisions; a Platinum Group Metals division and a Lithium/Rare Element division. The PGM division includes the 100% owned, multi-million-ounce, district scale River Valley Project, one of North America’s largest undeveloped Platinum Group Metals Projects, situated 100 km from Sudbury, Ontario. The Company has recently completed a Preliminary Economic Assessment on the project and is working towards Prefeasibility. In Alaska the Company owns 100% of the Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni Project.

The Lithium division is the largest mineral claim holder in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field, where the Company is exploring for hard rock lithium and various rare elements such as tantalum and rubidium.  Our philosophy is to be a project generator with the objective of optioning our projects with major and junior mining companies through to production. The Company is actively seeking an option/ joint venture partner for its road-accessible Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni project in Alaska and for our Lithium division in Manitoba.

Investors are invited to visit the New Age Metals website at www.newagemetals.com where they can review the company and its corporate activities. Any questions or comments can be directed to [email protected] or Harry Barr at [email protected] or Cody Hunt at [email protected] or call 613 659 2773.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Harry Barr”

Harry G. Barr

Chairman and CEO

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:37 AM on Friday, December 18th, 2020

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:05 AM on Thursday, November 5th, 2020
  • Chairman and CEO, Harry Barr stated, “In the last week we have delivered over 300 River Valley samples from our core storage facility to Geolabs in Sudbury from which we expect assay results returned in early December. The analytical packages used at the lab will test for rhodium, palladium, platinum, ruthenium and iridium. Additionally, our field team in Manitoba have collected over 80 rock samples to be sent to Saskatchewan Research Council laboratories from our Lithium One Project. A second phase of rock sampling and mapping begins this week.”

November 5, 2020 – Rockport, Canada – New Age Metals Inc. (NAM) (TSXV:NAM ) ; ( OTC:NMTLF ) ; ( FSE:P7J) (“NAM” or the “Company”) NAM is pleased to provide an update on exploration activities for the Company’s two green metal divisions.

Chairman and CEO, Harry Barr stated, “In the last week we have delivered over 300 River Valley samples from our core storage facility to Geolabs in Sudbury from which we expect assay results returned in early December. The analytical packages used at the lab will test for rhodium, palladium, platinum, ruthenium and iridium. Additionally, our field team in Manitoba have collected over 80 rock samples to be sent to Saskatchewan Research Council laboratories from our Lithium One Project. A second phase of rock sampling and mapping begins this week.”

Exploration Update


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On September 29 the Company announced its plans for the third phase of exploration and development work at the flagship River Valley Palladium Project which includes the initiation of a project wide rhodium evaluation program and the second round of environmental baseline work in 2020. Story Environmental have scheduled the delivery of a final report presenting their work for the end of January 2021. The stated objective of the rhodium evaluation program is to ultimately evaluate the feasibility of including rhodium as a payable metal as part of the River Valley Project’s payable metal suite , that includes palladium, platinum, gold, copper, and nickel. The work in the final quarter of 2020 will focus on assaying historical River Valley samples for rhodium and other metals. This work will require follow-up metallurgical test work to prove rhodium recoverability.


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The Company’s River Valley core storage facility holds core from over 700 holes (above)


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Pictured above are field crew members from the Twohearts foundation who collaborated with New Age consultants at our latest field program at Lithium One.


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Above is a new outcrop exposure of the Silverleaf pegmatite displaying spodumene-lepidolite mineralization and on the right are.

Additional Activities for Q4 2020

Additional activities planned for Q4 regarding River Valley include exploration targeting which will continue to focus on footwall mineralization, though at the Dana South Zone in addition to the Pine Zone-T3 target. The interior of the River Valley Intrusion will also be re-evaluated for the possibility of MT and gravity surveys to aid development of targeting models for reef-type PGM deposits.

Shares for Services

The Company has issued 226,000 common shares at a deemed value of $0.06 per share to Agora Internet Relations Corp. (“AGORACOM”) pursuant to the terms of the March 2020 agreement. The securities issued represent the third payment for services under the terms of the agreement and are subject to a four month plus one day hold period expiring March 5, 2021.

About NAM

New Age Metals is a junior mineral exploration and development company focused on the discovery, exploration and development of green metal projects in North America. The Company has two divisions; a Platinum Group Metals division and a Lithium/Rare Element division. The PGM division includes the 100% owned, multi-million-ounce, district scale River Valley Project, one of North America’s largest undeveloped Platinum Group Metals Projects, situated 100 km from Sudbury, Ontario. The Company has recently completed a Preliminary Economic Assessment on the project and is working towards Prefeasibility. In Alaska the Company owns 100% of the Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni Project in Alaska. The Lithium division is the largest mineral claim holder in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field, where the Company is exploring for hard rock lithium and various rare elements such as tantalum and rubidium. Our philosophy is to be a project generator with the objective of optioning our projects with major and junior mining companies through to production. The Company is actively seeking an option/ joint venture partner for its road-accessible Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni project in Alaska and for our Lithium division in Manitoba.

About the River Valley Palladium Project

The details of the updated Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) and Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) were announced in the press release dated August 9, 2019 and are described on NAM’s website. The pit constrained Updated Mineral Resource Estimate formed the basis of the PEA . At a cut-off grade of 0.35 g/t PdEq, the Updated Mineral Resource Estimate contains 2.867 Moz PdEq in the Measured plus Indicated classifications and 1.059 Moz PdEq in the Inferred classification. The PEA is a preliminary report, but it demonstrates that there are potentially positive economics for a large-scale mining open pit operation, with 14 years of Palladium production. Refer to the NAM website (www.newagemetals.com) for details.

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The contents contained herein that relate to Exploration Results or Mineral Resources is based on information compiled, reviewed or prepared by Dr. Bill Stone, P.Geo., a consulting geoscientist for New Age Metals. Dr. Stone is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Harry Barr”

Harry G. Barr

Chairman and CEO

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St-Georges $SX.ca Has Secured the Ownership of All Mineral Licenses in the Republic of Iceland $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:10 AM on Monday, October 26th, 2020
  • Completed the acquisition of Melmi EHF, the Icelandic corporation that owned the majority interest in the Thor Gold Project
  • Acquisition allows St-Georges to control its destiny and plan its exploration campaigns with no interference

Reykjavik – TheNewswire – October 26, 2020 St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX) (CNSX:SX.CN)(OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) is pleased to report that it has completed the acquisition of Melmi EHF, the Icelandic corporation that owned the majority interest in the Thor Gold Project and the remainder or the Icelandic mineral licenses not already controlled by St-Georges.

This transformative acquisition gives total control over the mineral licenses of the Republic of Iceland to St-Georges, making it the only junior exploration company to own all the mineral rights of a western country. This acquisition allows St-Georges to control its destiny and plan its exploration campaigns with no interference. It also gives the Company’s geological team access to extensive libraries of geological data, a large number of historical mineral samples and a well-maintained and secured national core shack that will be useable for future development. Furthermore, all the diamond drill cores from the Thor Gold project are now in the Company’s ownership and possession. The Company expects to be able to resample these cores in the process of elaborating its maiden NI 43-101 Gold-Silver and Copper resource estimate on the Thor Gold Project.

The Melmi EHF Acquisition

As previously disclosed in a press release on July 2, the Corporation will pay up to CA$775,000 in consideration of all the Melmi EHF shares as follows:

  1. (i)pay $65,000 upon the execution of the definitive share purchase agreement (the “Definitive Agreement”)
  2. (ii)pay an additional $60,000 on the earlier of: (a) 90 days of execution of the Definitive Agreement; and (b) the start of drilling on the Thor Gold Project;
  3. (iii)issue $400,000 of non-transferable debentures of the Corporation bearing a 6% annual interest, maturing 3 years from issuance (the “Maturity Date”), of $100,000 will be convertible into common shares in the capital of SX (the “SX Shares”) at a deemed price of $0.10 per SX Shares, $150,000 at a deemed price of $0.15 per SX Shares, and $150,000 at a deemed price of $0.20 per SX Shares; and
  4. (iv) as additional consideration, subject to and upon all the Licences Application having been granted, issue $250,000 non-transferable debentures of SX bearing a 6% annual interest, maturing 3 years from issuance, and convertible into SX Shares at a deemed price of $0.20 per SX Shares.

Iceland Operational Update

In September, the Corporation drilled a reversed circulation (RC) drill hole for a total length of 124 meters.

In October, reconnaissance and follow-up fieldwork was conducted in Vopnafjordur (Vopna) and Trollaskagi (Trolla) projects. Mineralization bearing outcrops were identified and sampled and brought to St-Georges’ secure facilities in Reykjavik for petrographic analysis. Some of the

se samples were prepared to be sent for assays to ALS Laboratories in Dublin, Ireland. Management expects that the results of these essays will become available later this year, and the Company expects to report on it as soon as the information becomes available.

Picture 1, Outcrop on Trolla Gold Project

Picture 2. Outcrop on Trolla Gold Project

Picture 3. Close up of a Quartz Vein from an Outcrop on Trolla

Picture 4 & 5: Quartz Vein from Trolla Outcrop (Picture 3) Under Magnifying glass (10X)

Picture 5. Magnified Quartz vein from Trolla Outcrop gold is associated with pyrite in Iceland

Picture 6. Outcrop at Trolla Gold Project

Picture 7. Water Stream over Outcrop at Vopna Gold.

About Iceland

Iceland climate, location, access and infrastructure (Histed,R,2010)

Located in the North Atlantic, approximately midway between Greenland and Great Britain, the warm North Atlantic Current ensures that the climate in Iceland, described as subpolar, oceanic, has generally higher temperatures than locations of similar latitude throughout the world. Regions or places that have similar climate are Tierra del Fuego, the Aleutian Islands and Alaskan Peninsula. Although Iceland lies close to the Arctic, its coasts remain ice-free year-round.

As can be expected, the southern coast is generally warmer, wetter and windier than the northern coast. The lower-lying, inland areas in the north are the most arid, although snowfall in the north during the winter months is greater than in the south.

Historically, recorded temperature extremes for the country are 30.5 C and -38.0C. The high in Reykjavik was 26.2C in 2008, and the low there was -24.5C in 1918. Although the Icelandic climate can be harsh, the GI-Melmi JV completed a drilling program at Thormodsdalur (Thor Gold Project) from November 2005 through May 2006 without undue difficulty. In the north, the increased snowfall would make an effort such as this more difficult. Reconnaissance is to be limited to the summer months.

Iceland’s infrastructure is well developed and modern. Road construction was begun around the start of the 20th century and peaked during the 1980’s. The roads are well constructed and maintained asphalt, although some gravel roads are still found. The current road system connects most of the larger towns and villages and is mostly confined to the coastal areas. Currently, there are a total of 12,691 kilometers of roads in Iceland that includes 3,262 kilometers of paved surface. Inland road access diminishes to dirt roads to no roads making access to some areas difficult, requiring foot travel or helicopter support. There are no railroads in Iceland.

Geological Setting

Iceland occurs at the junction of two large physical structures; the Mid Atlantic Ridge and the Greenland-Iceland-Faeroes Ridge (Figure 9). At this intersection, the mantle is hotter and less dense than the surrounding mantle. The mantle material rises as a result of heat and chemical-related density differences resulting in a dome in the crust above. This hotspot is causing a higher rate of extrusive volcanism at this point on the Mid Atlantic Ridge, which has, in turn, caused the region to be built up to a level more than 3 kilometers above the surrounding seafloor and covers an area of more than 350,000 km2. This is known as the Iceland Basalt Plateau. The portion of the plateau above sea level is now the country of Iceland (Martin, et al., 2007).

Tectonic Setting

In the Mid Atlantic Rift environment, the central portions of Iceland have moved outwards, away from the zones of active rifting and crustal development such that oldest rocks occur towards the margins and youngest in the center. Due to the migration of the hotspot to the south-east with time, an asymmetry has been imparted to the shape of the island. Currently, the hotspot lies under the south-eastern quadrant of the island (Corbett, 2004). This area now denotes the zone of active rifting and volcanism. Figure 10 shows the geology of Iceland defined by tectonic zones that coincide with the ages of the rocks.

Principal Tectonic Zones

The significant rift systems that have focused volcanism through time are noted below.

  • – The Snaefellsnes-Skagi Rift Zone in western Iceland was active in the 16-6.5 m.y. period. – The Reykjanes-Langjokull Rift Zone in central western Iceland resulted in the development of the Reykjanes Peninsula from about 6 my. – The North Volcanic Rift Zone became active from 3-4 my and extends to the present time. – An Eastern Volcanic Rift Zone is developing at this time.

Significant quantities of felsic intrusive and extrusive rocks occur in the dominantly basaltic sequence, and the felsic rocks locally display gold-anomalous hydrothermal alteration (Corbett, 2004).

Structurally, NE fractures reflect the spreading centre direction and are, therefore, some of the most numerous and laterally extensive fracture patterns, commonly evident as normal faults that may be exploited by dykes. NS and ENE fractures are developed as conjugate fractures during the NW-SE extension.

$NAM.ca Announces #Rhodium Assay Program for River Valley in Q4 2020 $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $GLEN

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:33 AM on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
  • Announced its Q4 2020 program for the River Valley Palladium Project near Sudbury, Ontario
  • Primary focus of the program is a Phase 1 of a multi-phase rhodium assay program designed to prove-up the world’s most valuable metal as a payable component of River Valley.
  • Chairman & CEO Harry Barr stated; “We have seen the price of rhodium run from $6,050 an ounce to a high of $13,800 this year and the company plans to investigate the potential economic metal credit that rhodium offers at River Valley
  • We know the project contains rhodium as evidenced by its presence in our latest Mineral Resource Estimate.
  • However, rhodium was not included as a payable metal in our 2019 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), due to insufficient number of assays and limited metallurgical recovery information.”
  • The highest-grade rhodium assay is 0.873 g/t Rh for drill core from the Lismer North Ridge Zone
  • This potential metal credit may be significant at current pricing and our objective is to complete sufficient re-assaying and metallurgy to prove that rhodium could provide up to 5% of the Project’s payable metal package”.

September 29, 2020 –  Rockport, Canada – New Age Metals Inc. (NAM) (TSXV:NAM ) ; ( OTC:NMTLF ) ; ( FSE:P7J) (“NAM” or the “Company”) NAM is pleased to announce its Q4 2020 program for the River Valley Palladium Project near Sudbury, Ontario. The primary focus of the program is a Phase 1 of a multi-phase rhodium assay program designed to prove-up the world’s most valuable metal as a payable component of River Valley. Chairman & CEO Harry Barr stated; “We have seen the price of rhodium run from $6,050 an ounce to a high of $13,800 this year and the company plans to investigate the potential economic metal credit that rhodium offers at River Valley. We know the project contains rhodium as evidenced by its presence in our latest Mineral Resource Estimate. However, rhodium was not included as a payable metal in our 2019 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), due to insufficient number of assays and limited metallurgical recovery information. The Mineral Resource Estimation work completed to date shows over 25,000 ounces of rhodium in the Measured plus Indicated resource classification and an additional 20,000 ounces in the Inferred classification. The highest-grade rhodium assay is 0.873 g/t Rh for drill core from the Lismer North Ridge Zone . The first phase of the rhodium work will focus on the northern area of the Project, where initial production would potentially begin as determined in the 2019 PEA Study. This potential metal credit may be significant at current pricing and our objective is to complete sufficient re-assaying and metallurgy to prove that rhodium could provide up to 5% of the Project’s payable metal package”.

Rhodium Market

Rhodium (Rh), one of the six Platinum Group Metals, is a silver-white metallic element that is highly reflective and strongly resistant to corrosion. Rh’s primary use is in catalytic converters of automobiles, where it reduces the amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx) exhaust gases emitted into the atmosphere. In 2019, almost 90% of rhodium demand was from the auto-catalyst sector . Rh is a very special metal in terms of its performance in converting NOx into harmless gases, and will continue to be the metal of choice for the control of NOx .

Mined supply of Rh in 2019 was over 750,000oz and recycled supply was 315,000oz, resulting in a deficit of approximately 50,000oz. Rh supply is inelastic to demand for various reasons: Rh content in the earth’s crust is extremely rare, and the metal is mined as a by-product of platinum and palladium mining or nickel mining. There is no such thing as a primary Rh mine, and the major producers are all located in South Africa . South Africa produces over 85% of the global Rh supply annually, with majority of this supply being generated by the mining companies listed below (Rh production listed as a percentage of overall mining production):

  • – Sibanye Stillwater (2019 Rh production, 7% overall contributed 22% of revenue) – Anglo Platinum (H12020 Rh production, 7.5% overall contributed 34% of revenue) – Impala Platinum (H12020 Rh production, 6.5% overall contributed 25% of revenue)


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Rhodium Assay Program

Rhodium (Rh), the world’s most valuable metal (US$ 12,000/oz as of September 28, 2020),
is present with palladium and platinum at the River Valley Deposit (Figure 1). However, the amount of existing Rh assays is relatively small and their spatial distribution limited, due to the high cost of assaying. The highest-grade rhodium assay is 0.873 g/t Rh for a core sample from the Lismer North Zone . Rhodium is included in the 2001, 2012, 2018 and 2019 Mineral Resource Estimates. Rhodium grades in the 2019 Mineral Resource Estimate (Table 1) are based on
Rh assay data for 7,471 drill core samples and 2,641 channel samples, for a total of 10,112 assays. Of these, 8,268 core and channel sample Rh assays records are for the Dana North Zone,
1,338 core and channel sample Rh assay records for the Dana South Zone, and 506 core sample assays for the Lismer Zones: there are no Rh assays available in the database for the Pardo, Pine, Banshee, Lismer Ridge, Varley, Azen, and Razor zones . Clearly, the Rh assay data distribution is highly concentrated at Dana North. Furthermore, the rhodium mineral hollingworthite (Rh, Pt, Pd) AsS has been identified during mineralogical and metallurgical testwork studies of drill core from Dana North and Dana South. Although included in the 2019 Mineral Resource Estimate for the River Valley Palladium deposit, Rh was excluded in the 2019 Preliminary Economic Assessment as payable metal in the Net Smelter Return estimates.

In addition, a relatively small amount of additional Rh assay data (337 analyses) are available for core samples analyzed during an academic research project and for surface grab samples (158) assayed during exploration programs. The highest grades were 0.372 g/t Rh for the core and 0.309 g/t Rh for the surface grab samples. However, these data cannot be used directly for Mineral Resource Estimation purposes.

The Rhodium Assay Program for Q4 2020 is to be based on re-assaying available drill core samples for Rh. The drill holes to be sampled will be carefully selected from representative drill cross-sections of priority zones, primarily Pine Zone and possibly Dana South and Lismer North. Samples from mineralized core intervals above the lower cut-off grade and adjacent material are to be submitted to an appropriate laboratory for PGM assay with enhanced detection limits.
In addition to Rh (and palladium platinum and gold), the minor PGM ruthenium (Ru) and iridium (Ir) will also be assayed. The Q4 2020 work will be Phase 1 of a multi-phase program . Pending results and progress, the follow-up phases of work will include more sampling and assaying and mineralogical and metallurgical testwork, in order to ultimately prove-up rhodium as a payable metal for the River Valley Project.


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Figure 1. The mineralized zones and current pit constrained Mineral Resource Estimates of the River Valley Palladium Deposit near Sudbury, Ontario. Source: NAM press release dated August 8, 2019.


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Additional Activities for Q4 2020

Additional activities planned for Q4 regarding River Valley include environmental baseline studies, archaeological assessments, and development of new exploration targets for field validation and testing in 2021. The environmental baseline studies will involve a second round of surface water quality sampling and flow measurement. Exploration targeting will continue to focus on footwall mineralization, though at the Dana South Zone in addition to the Pine Zone-T3 target. The interior of the River Valley Intrusion will also be re-evaluated for the possibility of MT and gravity surveys to aid development of targeting models for contact-type PGM deposits.

About NAM

New Age Metals is a junior mineral exploration and development company focused on the discovery, exploration and development of green metal projects in North America. The Company has two divisions; a Platinum Group Metals division and a Lithium/Rare Element division. The PGM division includes the 100% owned River Valley Project, one of North America’s largest undeveloped Platinum Group Metals Projects, situated 100 km from Sudbury, Ontario as well as the Genesis PGM Project in Alaska. The Lithium division is the largest mineral claim holder in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field, where the Company is exploring for hard rock lithium and various rare elements such as tantalum and rubidium. Our philosophy is to be a project generator with the objective of optioning our projects with major and junior mining companies through to production. The Company is actively seeking an option/ joint venture partner for its road-accessible Genesis PGM project in Alaska and for our Lithium division in Manitoba.

About the River Valley Palladium Project

The details of the updated Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) and Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) were announced in the press release dated August 9, 2019 and are described on NAM’s website. The pit constrained Updated Mineral Resource Estimate formed the basis of the PEA . At a cut-off grade of 0.35 g/t PdEq, the Updated Mineral Resource Estimate contains 2.867 Moz PdEq in the Measured plus Indicated classifications and 1.059 Moz PdEq in the Inferred classification. The PEA is a preliminary report, but it demonstrates that there are potentially positive economics for a large-scale mining open pit operation, with 14 years of Palladium production. Refer to the NAM website (www.newagemetals.com) for details.

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The contents contained herein that relate to Exploration Results or Mineral Resources is based on information compiled, reviewed or prepared by Dr. Bill Stone, P.Geo., a consulting geoscientist for New Age Metals. Dr. Stone is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Harry Barr”

Harry G. 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements: This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results and are based on current expectations or beliefs. For this purpose, statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements include statements in which the Company uses words such as “continue”, “efforts”, “expect”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “confident”, “intend”, “strategy”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “project”, “goal”, “target”, “prospects”, “optimistic” or similar expressions. These statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of important factors, including, among others, the Company’s ability and continuation of efforts to timely and completely make available adequate current public information, additional or different regulatory and legal requirements and restrictions that may be imposed, and other factors as may be discussed in the documents filed by the Company on SEDAR (www.sedar.com), including the most recent reports that identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake any obligation to review or confirm analysts’ expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Investors should not place undue reliance on forw ard-looking statements.