Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (the “Company”), is pleased to report an updated lithium (“Li”) and potassium (“K”) resource statement for its Pastos Grandes brine project in Salta province of Argentina. The NI 43-101 resource statement, detailed in Table 1 below, includes 4,120,000tonnes of lithium carbonate (“Li2CO3“) equivalent (LCE) and 15,342,000 tonnes of potash (“KCl”) equivalent in the Measured and Indicated Resource categories, with an additional798,000 tonnes of LCE and 2,973,000 tonnes KCl in the Inferred Resource category. Compared to resource estimates completed by Montgomery & Associates in its previous report titled Measured, Indicated and Inferred Lithium and Potassium Resource Estimate Pastos Grandes Project Salta Province, Argentina and dated December 22, 2017, the updated resources represent an almost 100% increase in the Measured and Indicated LCE tonnage (2017 value of 2,131,000 tonnes LCE).
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to report encouraging results from a short-term pumping test of a third production-scale well at its Pastos Grandes Project in Salta, Argentina. Pumping well PGPW18-17 was installed as a future production well, and meanwhile to undertake short-term pumping of lithium brine to determine aquifer parameters and chemical variation during a 72-hour period in March, 2019. At a pumping rate of 19.4 litres/second (L/s), the drawdown was approximately 30 metres (m), with rapid water level recovery. Estimated transmissivity was calculated from the water level recovery data to be about 100 square metres per day (m2/day). The pumping test was completed under the direction and supervision of Montgomery & Associates.
Advantage Lithium Corp. (the “Company” or “Advantage Lithium”) (TSX Venture: AAL) (OTCQX: AVLIF) is pleased to announce that the updated resource estimate for the Company’s flagship Cauchari Project in Jujuy, Argentina has more than doubled from the previous resource announced in May 2018, making the project the second largest development project in Argentina (based on NI 43-101 compliant M&I resources only).
Figure 1: Location of Cauchari properties, drill holes and the resource area – dashed line shows the cross section in Figure 2 (CNW Group/Advantage Lithium Corp)
MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG / OTCQB: MGXMF) and Eureka Resources, LLC have signed a Letter of Intent to form an exclusive joint venture to recover lithium from water produced at non-conventional oil and gas sites across the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in the eastern United States.
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its on-site permanent Project Center, including a 60-100 person camp, an on site laboratory, and a process pilot plant under construction which is to be commissioned in the second quarter. In line with the Company’s commitment to sustainability, the Project Center is to be powered by a state-of-the-art hybrid solar power system that will reduce CO2 output and costs for fuel.
MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG / OTCQB: MGXMF) reported today that its collaborative research partnership with the University of British Columbia (“UBC”) has completed a comprehensive baseline assessment of metallurgical silicon originating from each of the Company’s three silicon projects in southeastern British Columbia. MGX and UBC are working together to develop next-generation Li-ion batteries capable of quadrupling energy density from current 100 Wh/kg up to 400 Wh/kg for use in long-range electric vehicles and grid storage.
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to report encouraging results from an extended pumping test of a second production-scale well at its Pastos Grandes Project in Salta, Argentina. Pumping well PGPW17-04 was installed to complete extended pumping of lithium brine to determine the robustness and chemical variation of the aquifer over 23 days in September, 2018. At a pumping rate of 15 litres/second (L/s), the lithium content remained consistent over the trial period and the drawdown was approximately 57 metres (m), with rapid recovery. Estimated transmissivity was calculated from the drawdown data at 40m2/day. The pumping test was completed under the direction and supervision of Montgomery and Associates.
MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG / OTCQB: MGXMF) and engineering partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions (“PurLucid”) are pleased to report a second deployment of an advanced wastewater treatment system is near completion and commissioning is expected shortly. The system is capable of processing up to 10m3 per hour. The system will significantly reduce greenhouse gases through energy savings on steam generation. The technology provides superior treatment outcomes when compared to conventional technology which requires offsite trucking and high cost (due to toxicity) disposal. The technology can treat the water in line, under temperature and pressure, without cooling water first and is a paradigm shift advancement in waste water management and oilsands operations. This will result in significantly less energy use for water treatment, reduction in greenhouse gases and also eliminate a major operational challenge of a (“SAGD”) facility, which is heat exchanger fouling.
MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / OTCQB: MGXMF / FSE: 1MG) is pleased to report that its wholly owned subsidiary MGX Renewables Inc. (“MGXR”), a leader in the development of low-cost energy storage systems, has appointed former Canadian Member of Parliament and renewables / infrastructure industry veteran and energy specialist Ron MacDonald to its Board of Directors effective immediately.