CALGARY, AB, Jan. 4, 2023 /CNW/ – E3 LITHIUM LTD. (TSXV: ETL) (FSE: OW3) (OTCQX: EEMMF), Alberta’s leading lithium developer and extraction technology innovator, is pleased to share that the sample results from its second well are consistent with the lithium concentrations from its first well and the historic results across the Leduc Reservoir.
The second well, located approximately 20 kilometres south of the first well in the Clearwater Project Area in the Bashaw District, was drilled in the summer of 2022. Based on brine samples retrieved from three zones, the P501 lithium concentration from E3 Lithium’s (E3) second well is 74 mg/L. Please see Figure 1 for the zone intervals and concentration results.
“The consistency of lithium across our reservoir as demonstrated through our first two wells is critical to the confidence in our understanding of this resource and our plans for upgrading to Measured and Indicated,” said Chris Doornbos, President and CEO of E3 Lithium. “The third and final well associated with our 2022 drill program was repurposed from an existing oil and gas well; the sampling program was completed in December with concentration results anticipated soon.”
The brine samples were analyzed by a third-party certified laboratory, following independently verified sample acquisition procedures that maintained a strict chain of custody, in accordance with The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) guidelines.
Read E3’s November 10, 2022 news release for the concentration results of its first well.
174 mg/L is the P50 result from E3 Lithium’s second well. A P50 estimate indicates there is a 50% probability that quantities recovered will equal or exceed the P50 value.
About E3 Lithium
E3 Lithium is a development company with total of 24.3 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) inferred mineral resources1 in Alberta. As outlined in E3’s Preliminary Economic Assessment, the Clearwater Lithium Project has an NPV8% of USD 1.1 Billion with a 32% IRR pre-tax and USD 820 Million with a 27% IRR after-tax1. Through the successful scale up its DLE technology towards commercialization, E3 Lithium’s goal is to produce high purity, battery grade lithium products. With a significant lithium resource and innovative technology solutions, E3 Lithium has the potential to deliver lithium to market from one of the best jurisdictions in the world.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chris Doornbos, President & CEO
E3 Lithium Ltd.
1: The Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the Clearwater Lithium Project NI 43-101 technical report is effective Sept 17, 2021. The mineral resource NI 43-101 Technical Report for the North Rocky Property, effective October 27, 2017, identified 0.9Mt LCE (inferred). The mineral resource NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Bashaw District Project, effective July 11, 2022, identified 23.4Mt LCE (inferred). All reports are available on the E3 Lithium’s website (e3lithium.ca/technical-reports) and SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
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