VANCOUVER, BC, June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Megawatt Lithium and Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: MEGA) (FSE: WR20) (OTC PINK: WALRF) (the “Company” or “Megawatt”) is pleased to announce that geological consultancy, Elmore Limited of Perth Australia has been appointed to take the lead in developing the Artic Fox and Isbjorn properties in Northern Territory, Australia.
Legacy desktop work has verified the two properties are prospective for rare earth elements, especially neodymium and praseodymium, and uranium oxide mineralisation. Arctic Fox is contiguous and along strike from the world-class Nolans Bore REE project, which is set for commissioning in mid-2022 and has a JORC Compliant Mineral Resource. Additionally, Isbjorn is contiguous to the advanced Charley Creek REE project.
Internal review of recent reports by Adamas Intelligence on rare earth elements (REEs) and Canaccord Genuity on uranium have indicated favorable forward demand-supply dynamics, resulting in potential upward price pressure over the balance of the decade. Much of the anticipated incremental demand for REEs and uranium arises from green stimulus, decarbonization polices and increasing uptake of electric vehicles.
Geological consultancy appointed
Megawatt has appointed ASX-listed Elmore Limited (ASX: ELE), an experienced geological consultancy and mining contract processor to manage the inaugural exploration campaign across the Artic Fox and Isbjorn properties.
Elmore expects the campaign to take 8-10 days in total and use a team of four made up of geologists and technicians. The team will undertake geological mapping and comprehensive sampling across prospective areas within both properties. Further, the team would use helicopter and follow up ground support to ensure the campaigns are completed most efficiently.
Review of assay results once fully analysed, may lead to formulation of targets for test-drilling and further follow up development work.
David Thornley-Hall Chief Executive Officer commented: “We are very encouraged by the outlook for REEs and uranium and excited to work with Elmore as our Northern Territory geological consultancy.”
Mr. Geoffrey Reed (MAusMM (CP)) (MAIG), Consultant for the Company, is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure or Mineral Projects and has reviewed the scientific and technical information in this press release.
About MegaWatt Lithium and Battery Metals Corp.
MegaWatt is a British Columbia based company involved in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in Canada. The Company holds a 100% undivided interest, subject to a 1.5% NSR on all base, rare earth elements and precious metals, in the Cobalt Hill Property, consisting of eight mineral claims covering an area of approximately 1,727.43 hectares located in the Trail Creek Mining Division in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.
Additionally, the Company has acquired a 60% interest in a company that indirectly holds a 100% interest (subject to a 2% NSR) in two prospective silver-zinc projects in Australia, being the Tyr Silver Project and the Century South Silver-Zinc Project (see press release dated August 13, 2020), an indirect 100% interest (subject to a 1% NSR) in and to certain mining tenements in Northern Territory and New South Wales, Australia prospective for nickel-cobalt-scandium and rare earths and a 100% interest (subject to a 2% NSR) in and to the Route 381 Lithium Property, comprised of 40 mineral claims located in James Bay Territory, north of Matagami in the Province of Quebec, covering 2,126 hectares (see press release dated February 3, 2021).
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