Vancouver, British Columbia – September 12, 2023 – Nevada Lithium Resources Inc. (CSE: NVLH; OTCQB: NVLHF; FSE: 87K) (“Nevada Lithium” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that drilling of the 100% owned Bonnie Claire lithium project (the “Project” or “Bonnie Claire”) has commenced. The 2023 drill program is part of the overall work program designed to support a Pre-Feasibility Study (“PFS”), building upon the Company’s NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment (as defined below) for Bonnie Claire. The PEA (as defined below) indicates a Net Present Value (8%) of $1.5 Billion USD and 23.8% IRR (both after tax) using a $13,400 USD per tonne LCE price¹. Further details on the 2023 Exploration and Development Plan are available on the Company’s news release, dated August 9, 2023.
Nevada Lithium’s CEO, Stephen Rentschler, comments: “We are pleased to report that Major Drilling Group International, Inc. has advised us that the first core hole of the 2023 program is now underway at Bonnie Claire. Data from this drill program will play a pivotal role for completion of the Company’s PFS. The data will also be used to optimize the Company’s newly funded brine exploration program. This drilling program is additive to the ongoing metallurgical, geologic, and geophysical work now advancing the Project.”
- Core drilling program designed to follow-up on the successful 2022 program which returned high grade lithium values at Bonnie Claire, including 3,201 ppm Li over 520 ft (158 m) within a wider interval of 1,315 ppm Li over 2,000 ft (610 m) (see the Company’s news release dated December 7, 2022).
- Examine the potential for lithium bearing brines at Bonnie Claire through the extension of select core holes past 2,000 feet (610 meters) to the geological “basement” combined with results from planned seismic surveys.
The initial two holes of the current drill program will serve a dual function. First, they will better define the existing sediment hosted resource in support of the Company’s PFS, and they will further the geologic understanding of the Project. These two holes will be drilled to a maximum depth of 3,000 feet (914 meters), or geologic basement, using PQ, and then HQ coring, to sample all geology between the surface and bedrock.
The second function of these first two core holes is to support the Company’s examination of the potential for lithium bearing brines at Bonnie Claire. Upon completion of each hole, geologic and downhole geophysical logging will be used to define potential permeable brine hosts for future exploration and testing.
All further core holes for the 2023 program are designed as 2,000 feet (610 meter) deep HQ core holes to help define and expand the existing resource in support of the Company’s PFS. A hole from the 2022 program is currently being recompleted to provide water for future drilling. As a result, drill water for the current program is expected to change from hauled in, to on site, within the next month.
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About Nevada Lithium Resources Inc.
Nevada Lithium Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration and development company focused on shareholder value creation through its core asset, the Bonnie Claire Lithium Project, located in Nye County, Nevada, where it holds a 100% interest.
Bonnie Claire has a current NI 43-101 inferred mineral resource of 3,407 million tonnes (Mt) grading 1,013 ppm Li for 18.372 million tonnes (Mt) of contained lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE), at a cut-off grade of 700 ppm Li¹.
The PEA for Bonnie Claire indicates a Net Present Value (8%) of $1.5 Billion USD (after tax) using $13,400 USD per tonne LCE and after-tax IRR of 23.8%. With an LCE price of $30,000 USD per tonne, the Net Present Value (8%) of the Project is $5.9 Billion USD (after tax) and an IRR of 60.3%¹.
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The technical information in the above disclosure has been reviewed and approved by the designated Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, Dr. Jeff Wilson, PhD, P.Geo, Vice President of Exploration for Nevada Lithium. Dr. Wilson is not independent of Nevada Lithium, as he is Vice President of Exploration for Nevada Lithium.
¹See Preliminary Economic Assessment NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Bonnie Claire Lithium Project, Nye Country, Nevada authored by Terre Lane, J. Todd Harvey, MBA, PhD, Hamid Samari, PhD and Rick Moritz (Effective date of August 20, 2021, and Issue date of February 25, 2022) (the “PEA” or the “Preliminary Economic Assessment”) as summarized in Nevada Lithium’s news release dated October 13, 2021, which are available on Nevada Lithium’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca. Results of the Preliminary Economic Assessment represent forward-looking information. This economic assessment is, by definition, preliminary in nature and includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. There is no certainty that the Preliminary Economic Assessment will be realized. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves as they do not have demonstrated economic viability. There is no certainty that all or any part of the Mineral Resources will be converted into Mineral Reserves.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Nevada Lithium Resources Inc.
Stephen Rentschler, CEO
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