Enertopia Announces Maiden NI 43-101 Resource Estimate

|Apr 2|magazine13 min read

KELOWNA, Canada, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Enertopia Corporation (OTC: ENRT)  (the "Company" or "Enertopia") is pleased to provide the following maiden resource estimate at the Company's lithium claystone property at Clayton Valley, NV.  

At a 400 ppm lithium cut-off, the deposit has 81.7 million tonnes at 1,121 ppm lithium as indicated resources, and 18.1 million tonnes lithium at 1,131 ppm lithium as inferred resources, this equates to 487,887 tonnes indicated and 109,410 tonnes inferred of lithium carbonate equivalent – ("LCE")

A breakdown of grade and tonnage by resource category and LCE by cut-off values is given in Table 1 below.

 

Indicated Mineral Resource


400 ppm Li Cutoff

700 ppm Li Cutoff

1000 ppm Li Cutoff

1200 ppm Li Cutoff

Tonnage

81,732,150

75,951,000

59,534,100

34,478,100

Average Grade

1121

1160

1247

1346

Contained Li (kg)

91,656,383

88,129,744

74,225,389

46,424,369

LCE (Tonnes)

487,887

469,115

395,102

247,117



Inferred Mineral Resource


400 ppm Li Cutoff

700 ppm Li Cutoff

1000 ppm Li Cutoff

1200 ppm Li Cutoff

Tonnage

18,165,600

17,252,100

15,999,300

8,913,150

Average Grade

1131

1156

1170

1196

Contained Li (kg)

20,554,207

19,948,516

18,719,880

10,664,088

LCE (Tonnes)

109,410

106,186

99,646

56,765















  Table 1

 SOME KEY POINTS FROM 43-101 Report:

  • Preliminary testing for the extraction of the lithium from the mined material has indicated that the material will be relatively inexpensive to process.
  • From the preliminary testing, the sediments will not require crushing or grinding prior to processing but may require some preprocessing to upgrade the material by removing the coarser fraction, which has been found to be of lower grade.
  • The type of processing envisioned will have a much smaller footprint than lithium brine operations, which now employ large evaporation ponds, making the proposed operation more environmentally friendly.

Table 2 below shows the average grade of each major lithologic unit within the model. the reduced sediments tend to be higher grade than the oxidized units and are in bold below.

Lithologic unit

Weighted average grade Li ppm

Surface Gravel

790

Upper Olive Claystone

834

Main Blue Claystone

1136

Dark Blue Black Claystone

1464

Lower Olive Mudstone

1082

Table 2

Robert McAllister, President and CEO, commented "We are very pleased with our maiden 43-101 resource. We used a higher-grade cutoff and the resource shows very good continuity in resource tonnage as the ppm cutoff is raised to come up with a strong resource number based on the current Lithium market metrics and these are laid out in detail in the company's maiden 43-101 report."

The full 43-101 Report will be filed within 45 days from this release and the report can also be found on the company's website at www.enertopia.com with further details. Below is Figure 1 showing the company's property and drill hole locations for the 4 diamond drill holes used in the resource study.  

The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Douglas Wood, P.Geol, a Certified Professional Geologist who is a Qualified Person with respect to Enertopia's Clayton Valley Lithium Project as defined under National Instrument 43-101. 

About Enertopia:

 A Company focused on using advanced sustainable technology for extracting lithium and verifying or sourcing other emerging intellectual property in the EV & Green Technology sectors in order to build shareholder value. 

Enertopia shares are quoted in the United States under ticker symbol ENRT. For additional information, please visit www.enertopia.com or call Robert McAllister, the President at 1.888.ENRT201

This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. The Company makes forward-looking public statements concerning its expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategy, products and services, potential and financing of its mining or technology projects, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, including statements that include words such as "anticipate," "if," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "should," "will," and other similar expressions that are forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements are estimates reflecting the Company's best judgment based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements., foreign exchange and other financial markets; changes in the interest rates on borrowings; hedging activities; changes in commodity prices; changes in the investments and expenditure levels; litigation; legislation; environmental, judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments in areas in which Enertopia Corporation operates. There can be no assurance that the testing for the brine recovery system will be effective for the recovery of Lithium and if effective will be economic or have any positive impact on Enertopia, or that current talks with respect to potential joint ventures or partnerships will result in definitive agreements or the mineral resources will be economic or mined. The User should refer to the risk disclosures set out in the periodic reports and other disclosure documents filed by Enertopia Corporation from time to time with regulatory authorities. 

The OTC has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact:
Robert McAllister
+12508702219
[email protected]

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