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Women in Mining: Penny White’s Leadership at Lancaster Resources

Posted by Brittany McNabb at 11:35 AM on Thursday, May 9th, 2024

In the traditionally male-dominated mining industry, Penny White, CEO of Lancaster Resources, stands out for her innovative leadership. Her approach is transforming her company and setting a strong example for women in the industry.

Leading Lancaster Resources

Under Penny White’s guidance, Lancaster Resources has become a key player in the lithium mining sector, crucial for the growing electric vehicle market. Lithium is essential for battery storage technologies, powering everything from smartphones to electric cars. The company’s focus on sustainable and zero-emissions lithium extraction shows a commitment to environmental stewardship.

Strategic Vision for Sustainable Mining

Lancaster Resources, led by White, is pioneering the Alkali Flat Lithium Brine project in New Mexico. This project is not only promising for lithium production but also follows sustainable mining practices. This minimizes environmental impact and sets a new standard in the industry.

The demand for lithium is expected to increase significantly, driven by the auto industry’s shift toward electric vehicles. White’s strategic planning is key to positioning Lancaster Resources at the forefront of this trend.

Promoting Gender Diversity in Mining

White’s role as CEO is significant in an industry where women are often underrepresented, especially in leadership positions. Her success encourages more women to enter and succeed in mining and related STEM fields.

Looking Forward

The future of mining, especially for resources like lithium, is increasingly focused on sustainability and ethical practices. Leaders like Penny White are crucial in guiding this sector towards these goals. As Lancaster Resources continues to grow under her leadership, it not only contributes to the global economy but also leads in corporate responsibility and gender diversity.

White’s impact goes beyond her company, influencing industry standards and practices. Her commitment to sustainable mining and the empowerment of women in the field is central to her legacy, paving the way for future leaders in mining.

In conclusion, Penny White’s leadership at Lancaster Resources is a compelling story of business success, environmental responsibility, and gender equality. Her efforts are inspiring a reevaluation of both the role of women in mining and the environmental impact of the industry.


Lancaster Resources Believes They Are On The Cusp of A Groundbreaking Lithium Find

Posted by Brittany McNabb at 1:42 PM on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of energy, few elements hold as much promise and potential as lithium. As the automotive industry gears up for a monumental shift toward electric vehicles (EVs) and renewable energy sources, the demand for lithium is set to skyrocket. Lancaster Resources, a trailblazing exploration company, stands at the forefront of this revolution with its groundbreaking approach to lithium extraction.

Understanding the Lithium Revolution

The rise of electric vehicles marks a pivotal moment in transportation history, with projections indicating that the automotive industry will invest a staggering $500 billion in transitioning to EVs by 2030. With 20 million electric vehicles expected to be sold in 2025 alone, the demand for lithium, a key component in EV batteries, is poised to surge. But it’s not just the automotive sector driving this demand; the shift toward renewable energy sources and the exponential growth of artificial intelligence also contribute to the need for energy storage solutions powered by lithium-ion batteries.

Lancaster Resources: Powering the Future of Carbon-Free Lithium

Lancaster Resources, a company dedicated to spearheading the transition to net-zero lithium production. Led by an exceptional team, Lancaster Resources is focused on unlocking the potential of lithium brine deposits, particularly at its flagship Alkali Flat Lithium Brine project in New Mexico. This project represents a significant milestone in the company’s quest to revolutionize lithium extraction while minimizing environmental impact.

The Journey to Discovery

Lancaster Resources’ journey to potential discovery is marked by meticulous research and strategic planning. Leveraging decades of geological data, including insights from the U.S. Department of Energy’s NERD program, the company identified promising lithium-rich formations in New Mexico. Through extensive geochemical sampling, drone surveys, and resistivity analysis, Lancaster Resources pinpointed two massive aquifers with substantial lithium concentrations, setting the stage for its inaugural drilling program.

A Paradigm Shift: Lithium Brine vs. Hard Rock Deposits

Unlike traditional hard rock or clay deposits, lithium brine offers a faster path to resource delineation and extraction. With lithium brine, the lithium-rich solution is found within porous rock formations, simplifying the extraction process. Lancaster Resources’ adoption of Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) technologies further enhances efficiency while minimizing environmental impact, positioning the company as a leader in sustainable lithium production.

Towards Net-Zero Lithium Production

Central to Lancaster Resources’ mission is the pursuit of net-zero lithium production. By harnessing renewable energy sources such as solar and geothermal power, the company aims to minimize its carbon footprint while delivering high-quality lithium to meet growing demand. This commitment to sustainability not only aligns with industry standards but also appeals to environmentally conscious consumers and stakeholders.

Charting the Path Forward

As Lancaster Resources prepares to embark on its maiden drilling program, anticipation runs high for what lies beneath the surface. With the potential for a significant lithium discovery on the horizon, the company stands poised to reshape the global lithium landscape. From potentially securing offtake agreements with major auto manufacturers to advancing sustainable extraction technologies, Lancaster Resources is laying the groundwork for a future powered by clean, carbon-free lithium.

Conclusion: A New Era of Lithium Exploration

In closing, Lancaster Resources’ pursuit of net-zero lithium production represents a paradigm shift in the energy sector. With a strategic focus on sustainability, innovation, and resource optimization, the company is positioned to thrive in an era defined by electrification and renewable energy. As investors and stakeholders alike await the results of Lancaster Resources’ drilling program, one thing remains certain: the future of lithium exploration has never looked brighter.

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Lancaster Resources Believes They Are On The Cusp of A Groundbreaking Lithium Find

Posted by Brittany McNabb at 5:10 PM on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

If you need reasons to believe in the future of electric vehicles and and the role lithium is going to play in this massive paradigm shift, then consider the following:

  1. The automotive industry is expected to invest $500 BILLION in the transition to EVs by 2030.
  2. 20M EV Vehicle sales projected by ‘25
  3. The Tesla Model S Long Range is reported to contain ~350 kilograms of lithium per vehicle

Enter Lancaster Resources, a dynamic exploration company dedicated to this emerging energy sector transition. Through the development of Net Zero Lithium, Lancaster will help power the future of Carbon free lithium development and production.

Major Lithium Breakthrough
Lancaster is on the verge of a groundbreaking discovery in lithium exploration, particularly at the Alkali Flat Project in New Mexico. With exclusive acquisition rights covering 5,200 acres, this property boasts exceptional accessibility with its proximity to both an interstate highway and a railway.

Striking Parallels
The Alkali Flat Project bears remarkable resemblance to Clayton Valley, the only active lithium mine in the US, projecting production of 10,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate-equivalent annually.

Cutting-edge AI / Drone Technology
Through a strategic alliance with KorrAI Technologies, Lancaster leverages cutting-edge imaging technology to expedite exploration processes, promising faster and more precise results. This partnership underscores Lancaster’s commitment to sustainable resource development and positions them as trailblazers in the industry.

Insights from Penny White
CEO Penny White sheds light on the meticulous research behind Lancaster’s lithium ventures, showcasing years of groundwork and strategic planning. The recent finding of unusual conductivity in underground water suggests there could be large amounts of lithium hidden underground. This discovery matches what’s expected in Clayton Valley, where there’s a high potential for finding significant lithium deposits. Expectations soar as Lancaster gears up for its maiden drill program, poised to validate the lithium concentrations in aquifers and potentially delineate a valuable resource.

Anticipated negotiations for off-take agreements signal promising prospects amidst the global deficit of lithium, driven not only by EV adoption but also by the expanding requirements of the AI and sustainable energy sectors.

Quote from Andrew Watson, Lancaster’s VP Engineering & Operations
“The approval of our maiden drilling application is confirmation of our commitment to responsible, minimal impact exploration and the last major hurdle before launching our maiden drilling program at Alkali Flat.”
With the recent approval of the Drill Permit for the Alkali Flat Lithium Brine Project, Lancaster Resources marks a pivotal milestone in its journey towards responsible and impactful exploration. As Lancaster progresses towards drilling the first well at Alkali Flat, witness the unfolding of a potentially game-changing discovery in the world of lithium exploration.

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Lancaster Resources To Deploy AI To Find Gold Near The Largest Gold Mine In Saskatchewan

Posted by Brittany McNabb at 10:20 AM on Tuesday, April 30th, 2024

With the price of gold hovering over $2,300 and near all-time highs, as well as, surging prices in copper and other metals, investors are looking for great undiscovered resource companies that are now starting to emerge into the spotlight.

Lancaster Resources (LCR: CSE) (LANRF: OTCQB) is primarily engaged in exploring lithium and uranium and other critical minerals, with a goal to produce Net-Zero Lithium. Guiding Lancaster is CEO Penny White and skilled management and technical teams with collective involvement in over 15 commercial mineral discoveries, so it should come as no surprise the team is expanding its portfolio to include some very interesting opportunities in gold.


Lancaster announced its latest endeavour: the acquisition of the Piney Lake Gold Property. Nestled in Saskatchewan, Canada, this 2,267.8-hectare property represents an exciting addition to Lancaster’s exploration portfolio.

Situated just 65 kilometers east of La Ronge Provincial Park, Piney Lake is surrounded by established gold claims.

Specifically, Saskatchewan’s largest gold mine, SSR Minerals Seabee Operations, is located approximately 40 km to the north Piney Lake, with the Santoy underground mine in continuous commercial production since 2014.  Commercial production at the Seabee underground mine commenced in 1991 and exhausted Mineral Resources in 2018.

Moving beyond gold, North Arrow Minerals’ discovery of diamonds in 2013, followed by Alto Minerals’ exploration in 2014, emphasizes the properties’ mineralization and exploration upside for gold, copper, and other minerals.

Its accessibility via provincial highways adds to its appeal as a prospective exploration site.


Historical samplings have identified significant gold showings along a north-south trend, indicating the property’s high-grade potential. These findings, coupled with modern exploration techniques, set the stage for exciting discoveries.


Lancaster intends to deploy hyperspectral imaging, which combines satellite imagery and drone surveys. The company will then leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to delineate a focused field exploration program.

Penny White, President and CEO of Lancaster Resources Inc.

“The acquisition of the Piney Lake Gold Property marks an exciting addition to our exploration portfolio.”


The acquisition of Piney Lake Gold Property signifies a significant step forward for Lancaster Resources and great diversification of the Company’s strong portfolio of critical minerals projects.

Watch this exclusive interview with Lancaster Resources’ CEO, Penny White, as she discusses the strategic significance of the Piney Lake acquisition.

Fabled Copper’s OHM Property Discovery Unveils Exciting Lithium Prospects

Posted by Brittany McNabb at 8:48 AM on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

In a recent development, Fabled Copper Corp. (CSE:FABL)(FSE:XZ7) has revealed the promising results of its first-phase sampling program on the OHM Property, situated in the resource-rich region of Quebec. This news is sparking interest among investors and industry enthusiasts as the company unveils a wealth of untapped potential.

Uncovering the OHM Property

The OHM Property, a vast expanse covering 2,856 hectares approximately 70 kilometers south of Val D’Or, has long remained under the radar. However, Fabled Copper’s groundbreaking exploration has shed light on this hidden treasure trove. The property’s strategic location, with easy access via route 117 and forestry roads 43 and 44, coupled with excellent outcrop visibility due to extensive logging, makes it an enticing prospect.

Pioneering Exploration

In late July 2023, following a forest fire-induced hiatus, Fabled Copper initiated its exploration sampling program with several key objectives in mind:

  • Assess accessibility and field conditions.
  • Identify the presence of pegmatites across the property.
  • Determine whether these pegmatites are boulders, glacial trains, or in situ outcrops.
  • Analyze the characteristics of discovered pegmatite boulders.
  • Investigate the presence of lithium and associated minerals within these boulders.
  • Decide on the viability of further exploration endeavors.

Discovering Lithium Potential

Over the course of a week in July, Fabled Copper collected 19 samples, covering an impressive 8 kilometers by 2 kilometers area of the property. These samples included a variety of angular and rounded pegmatite boulders. Notably, the central region of the property exhibited pegmatite outcroppings of undetermined dimensions.

Detailed geologic observations revealed a fascinating composition of pegmatites across various sectors, with crystal sizes of associated minerals hinting at low-temperature crystallization. Furthermore, the central area displayed promising K/Rb ratios and elevated lithium and cesium levels, indicators of lithium fertility.

The Path Forward

Fabled Copper’s initial success is just the beginning. With hundreds of pegmatite boulders yet to be sampled, unexplored outcroppings, and substantial data from Quebec’s Ministere des Ressources naturelles et des Forets SIGEOM database, the company is gearing up for a Second Phase Exploration Program. This phase will involve comprehensive data analysis, detailed sampling, structural mapping, and more, underscoring Fabled Copper’s commitment to unlocking the OHM Property’s full potential.

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VIDEO – St Georges $SX $SXOOF Ramps Up Battery Metals Exploration With 11k Meter Drill Program at Julie Nickel Project $ $ $ $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM at 4:23 PM on Thursday, May 13th, 2021
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St Georges is advancing 2 projects in Quebec focused on Batttery Metals ( Nickel, Cobalt, Palladium). SX also owns all the active mineral exploration licenses in Iceland with a focus on Gold & Geothermal power, has 19M in cash & investments ( Iconic, Zeus ThreeD, Altair Int. ) and recently created a subsidiary focused solely on the recycling of EV batteries to recover valuable elements. It’s called EVSX.

It is no wonder insiders own close to 17%

It has everything to do with metals. SX is embarking on a very large program that is going to have them drilling for Battery & Platinum Group Metals as they search Quebec for an economic discovery. The Julie Nickel project is going to be drilled this year and probably into next, supplying the market and investors with steady stream of information as they track down a discovery. The Manicouagan Palladium project, also in Quebec, will see enough drilling to develop a Maiden NI 43-101 resource.

St. George Eco Mining (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF)) Interim President & CEO, Herb Duerr sits down to discusses 2021 exploration and its importance to shareholders.

SX Eco-Mining $ $SXOOF Secures Future EV Batteries Recycling Plant & Engineering $ $ $ $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM at 8:17 AM on Monday, April 19th, 2021

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CNSX:SX.CN)(OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) is pleased to disclose that it has entered a binding term sheet to secure the site and building for its proposed battery recycling plant in the deep seaport of Baie-Comeau on the Québec North Shore.

The parties will have 30 days to finalize and execute a long-form agreement conditional on the positive outcome of the feasibility study already underway. Part of the binding agreement concerns the access to the engineering expertise that will allow the Company to have trained professionals working in the facilities from day one of operations planned for later this year.

Important milestone reached allowing equipment vendors to share information with the newly secured engineering team to accelerate the design of the Baie-Comeau proposed electric vehicle, or EV, battery recycling plant with a target phase 1 production capability of 10,000 annual metric tonnes.

The agreement, a long-term lease with an option to buy the targeted plant, was executed on April 16, 2021, and calls for a long-form agreement to be signed within 30 days. Additionally, a long-form engineering and technical services agreement, with the option to acquire the engineering firm, Roberge Industries Inc., will be included in the final agreement.

St-Georges will design the battery recycling plant to be modular and preassembled to reduce construction and installation costs, timelines, and other challenges. The approach is to have a universal battery recycling plant that can use the procedures for process, safety, and maintenance anywhere in the world, including maintenance management systems with a technology allowing real-time auditing and the generation of tradeable carbon credits as well as machine learning management systems allowing real-time optimization of the process as well as the output based on market needs.

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SX Eco-Mining $ $SXOOF Releases Initial Cathode Material EV Battery Test Results $ $ $ $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:22 AM on Monday, April 12th, 2021
  • 100% of the targeted metals were recycled in situ or selectively leached in solution

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CNSX:SX.CN)(OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) is pleased to disclose the results of its initial electric vehicle (EV) cathode material battery recycling tests aimed at specific car makers and OEM battery specifications.

As previously disclosed in a press release titled Initial Recovery Battery Test Results” dated February 22, 2021, the Company has set aside a significant portion of its laboratories resources to be able to perform “(…) additional tests to optimize the process of recovery of critical elements (…) using synthetic compounds to move the development along faster.” In a subsequent press release titled EV Batteries Recovery Tests Results: Lithium” dated March 18, 2021, the Company disclosed that it had “(…) 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 (…)” Additionally, leveraging the support of some important stakeholders in the success of Company initiatives, St-Georges’ metallurgists were able to gather data on the composition of certain batteries in development or about-to-be commercially deployed in the coming year that are Lithium-Iron-Phosphate or LFP (LiFePO4) based. These not-yet-on-the-market batteries have been conceptually characterized, synthetically reproduced, and tested with the Company’s processing technology.

Four sets of battery category, covering all current car makers previously mentioned, along with the addition of the LFP batteries, have been processed in St-Georges’ contracted pilot-plant installations:

 |Main Core Powder|Chemical Formula      |
 |LCO             |LiCoO2                |
 |LMO             |LiMn2O4               |
 |NMC             |LiNi0.33Mn0.33Co0.33O2|
 |LFP             |LiFePO4               |

Cathode materials results

This initial test campaign’s objective was to determine which metals were put in solution from cathode materials using St-Georges’ proprietary acid-blend. From those experiments, it can be deduced that Lithium, Iron, Phosphate, Cobalt, Nickel, and Magnesium can be expected to be found in solution when using commercial batteries, on top of other metals such as Aluminium, Manganese, and Copper that can be recuperated in situ.

It is important to note that the LFP batteries might require a slightly different process to recycle 100% of the metals. Iron content generates a small amount of magnetism during the process while everything else remains in line with other battery compounds.

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New Age Metals $ $NMTLF Initiates Pre-Feasibility Study for the River Valley Palladium Project, $ $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM at 8:50 AM on Monday, April 12th, 2021
  • Will take 8 to 12 months
  • Completion early 2022

New Age Metals Inc. (TSXV:NAM); (OTC:NMTLF); (FSE:P7J.F) (“NAM” or “Company”) is pleased to announce agreements with leading engineering firms to complete a Pre-Feasibility Study of its 100% owned River Valley Palladium Project near Sudbury, Ontario (Canada). The Pre-Feasibility Study will be undertaken over the next 8 to 12 months, with completion slated for early 2022.  

The Pre-Feasibility Study will be completed by four engineering firms: P&E Mining Consultants Inc. for Initial Mineral Reserve estimation, mine planning, economic analysis and Project Lead; SGS Canada Inc. and D.E.N.M. Engineering Ltd. for mineral processing and metallurgical test work; Knight-Piésold Consulting for design of the tailings facility and open pit geotechnical engineering; and Story Environmental for environmental and community impact interactions and permitting. P&E Mining Consultants Inc. will be updating the Mineral Resource Estimate and leading the preparation of the Pre-Feasibility Study NI 43-101 Technical Report.

Harry Barr, Chairman and CEO, said, “We are extremely pleased to have assembled such an impressive team for our Pre-Feasibility Study. These firms will work together with NAM to optimize the value of the River Valley Palladium Project, by maximizing the economic aspects while minimizing the environmental impacts and benefitting the local communities. The River Valley Project will be very well-timed for the green metal revolution.”

Work for the Pre-Feasibility Study is planned to commence this month. Four new holes will be drilled by NAM to recover fresh material for new mineral processing and metallurgical testwork. The SGS Canada Inc. and D.E.N.M team will work on the material to optimize recovery of palladium, platinum, gold, copper, nickel, rhodium and cobalt. This work will build on previous studies by SGS Lakefield in 2012 and include, for the first time, systematic rhodium recovery determinations. Knight-Piésold Consulting will complete the first geotechnical and geomechanical studies of the Project, based on new drilling and excavations by NAM in the areas of the open pit mines, processing plant, waste dumps and tailings facilities, as outlined in the Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) of June 2019 (Figure 1). Story Environmental will continue baseline environmental studies and build effective relationships with local government agencies and communities, including First Nations, for future permit applications and approvals.

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SX Eco-Mining $SX $SXOOF: Received Latest Shipment of Bulk Test Lithium Material from Iconic $ $ $ $

Posted by AGORACOM 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.


“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