- Option to acquire 100% of a Strategic Lithium Project
- Claims situated 8.5 km SE of the Tanco Mine Site
- 40 historical surface pegmatites, many lithium bearing
- Objective to develop an economic lithium hard rock project
- Exploration planning in progress
May 3, 2016 Vancouver, Canada — Pacific North West Capital Corp. (“PFN” and the “Company”) (TSX.V: PFN; Frankfurt: P7J.F; OTC Pink: PAWEF Further to the company’s news release (PFN April 21, 2016, News Release) whereby the Company had acquired, through option, 11 unpatented contiguous mining claims from Cliff Allbutt of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Company would like to provide further details of the option. The claim area is 2,272 hectares (5,614 acres) and is situated 8.5 kilometres southeast of the Tanco Mine Site (the “Lithium One Project”). The Lithium One Project is located approximately 125 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Optionor has agreed to grant an option to the Company to acquire a 100% undivided interest in the Lithium One Project. In order to acquire a 100% interest in the Lithium One Project (subject to the Production Royalty), the Company will issue up to 400,000 shares (200,000 in 10 days and 200,000 by the first anniversary date) and keep the claims in good standing. The Agreement is subject to approval from the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”).
With respect to the Lithium One Project, a finder’s fee of 75,000 shares is payable to Carey Galeschuk. The finder’s fee is subject to Exchange approval.
All shares issued in connection with the acquisition and finder’s fee are subject to a four month and one day hold period from the date of issuance.
About The Company’s Lithium Division
The company’s new Lithium Division will focus on the acquisition, exploration and development of Lithium Projects in Canada. In the United States the company will use its wholly owned U.S.A subsidiary to acquire and develop projects in active mining camps in Nevada, Arizona and California.
Management believes that these new age metals, Lithium, PGM’s and Rare Earths, have robust macro trends with surging demands and limited supply. Going forward, this new division will explore for the minerals needed to fuel the demand for energy storage and other core 21st Century Technologies.
In addition to the lithium brine potential of the CV West Li Project in Nevada, the company has and is developing hard rock lithium projects in Canada (PFN April 24th, 2016 news release). The Lithium One Project in southeast Manitoba, is located 8.5 kilometers south of the Tanco Mine Site, North America’s richest and longest operating hard rock mine for tantalum, lithium and cesium.
Lithium and Platinum group metal prices have improved dramatically in recent months. Lithium supplies remain in deficit relative to their demand. Both metals groups are used for the expanding worldwide automobile industry (conventional and electric). In the case of PGM’s, demand is increasing for autocatalysts, a key component for reducing toxic emissions for automotive, gasoline and diesel engines. In regards to Lithium, there is an ever increasing demand for batteries in cellphones, laptops, electric cars, solar storage, wireless charging and renewable energy products.
About the company’s Platinum Group Metals Division
Achievements to date and future plans for River Valley are outlined below as follows:
- PFN currently has 100% ownership in the River Valley Project, subject to a 3% NSR;
- Completed exploration and development programs on the River Valley property include more than 600 holes drilled since year 2000 and several mineral resource estimates and metallurgical studies;
- Results for the current (2012) mineral resource estimate are below;
- 2015 drill program confirms new high grade T2 discovery
- Exploration and development plans outlined for 2016
- Ongoing strategic partner search for River Valley project
- Formation of Lithium Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary
- Prepared by Tetra Tech (Wardrop)
- High Confidence: Measured plus Indicated = 72% of total
- Reported on PdEq basis: Pd=40% & Pt=20% of the payable metals
- Pd to Pt ratio = 2.5:1; Cu to Ni ratio = 3:1
- High Grade potential, particularly in the north part of River Valley deposit
- Resources under evaluation for development potential as open pit mining operation
- Results for the most recent Metallurgical Testwork Study are summarized below:
- Results for the 2015 discovery drill program on the T2 target are as follows:
- Drill hole intercepts much higher than the average grade of current mineral resource estimate
- Possible new mineralized zone at the north end of the River Valley deposit
- Show potential to take the River Valley PGM Project in a new direction
- More drilling required
- Exploration and Development Plans for 2016
- Mineral prospecting and geological mapping on surface
- Drill programs targeted to add more higher grade
- Geological interpretation and 2D/3D modelling of all drill and surface results
- Application to the OPA’s Junior Exploration Assistance Program (JEAP) for 33% refund of all exploration expenditures up to $300,000
- Strategic Partner Search for River Valley
The contents contained herein that relates to Exploration Results or Mineral Resources is based on information compiled, reviewed or prepared by Dr. Bill Stone, Principal Consulting Geoscientist for PFN. Dr. Stone is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Chairman and CEO
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