Lithium Processing Update & New Canadian Focused Subsidiary
Montreal, Quebec / TheNewswire / October 5, 2017 – St-Georges Platinum & Base Metals ltd (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) is pleased to update its shareholders and stakeholders on the progress of a few of its business initiatives.
Lithium Research Initiative Update
The Company has received in Montreal a first delivery of material from the Bonnie Claire sedimentary lithium project, which is 100% owned by Iconic Minerals (TSX-V: ICM). St-Georges’ metallurgists have devised a protocol to extensively test the material in order to prepare a multi-tonne larger bulk test in a pilot plant environment later this fall in collaboration with St-Georges R&D partners. Please refer to St-Georges’ press release dated August 10, 2017 for details regarding the relationship between St-Georges and Iconic Minerals.
St-Georges’ research team will be working on the optimization of the lithium recovery process specific to the Bonnie Claire project’s mineral composition and will be reviewing the potential economic recovery of secondary commodities such as strontium. The approach can be summed up to a combination of hydrometallurgy and mineral process configured in such a way that it optimizes the liquid separation of the valuable elements. St-Georges has now moved away from the stage of the proof of concept and is currently characterizing and identifying the key performance indicators for each step of the lithium recovery pertinent to Bonnie Claire’s mineral material.
New Canadian Focused Subsidiary
Mr. Mark Billings, chairman of the board of St-Georges, will become the president of a new subsidiary of St-Georges that will be receiving certain assets of the company, including the nickel, copper & cobalt project known as the Isoukustouc Project, which is located on the Quebec North Shore, north of the deep-sea port town of Baie-Comeau and on the territory of the Quebec Government Initiative known as the “Northern Plan”.
Owned 100% by St-Georges, the Isoukustouc Project is located 75 km north of the town of Baie-Comeau on the Quebec North Shore and is composed of 32 claims representing an approximate total of 1,800 hectares or 18 square kilometers. Previously reported historical assay values obtained on selected grab samples yielded grades of 17.00% wt. copper, 3.84% wt. nickel and 0.20% wt. cobalt. The 2012 surface sample program from the B40 section yielded 1.85% nickel and 0.335% copper on average. An exploration program of 2,343 line-km of airborne magnetic geophysical survey with 100m spacing was completed in 2011.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FRANK DUMAS, PRESIDENT & CEO
St-Georges is developing new technologies to solve the biggest environmental problems in the mining industry. If these new technologies are successful, they should improve the financial bottom line of current mining producers. The potential success of these technologies would also involve upgrading certain current known metal resources to economic status while addressing the environmental and social acceptability issues.
The Company controls directly or indirectly all of the active mineral tenures in Iceland. It also explores for nickel on the Julie Nickel Project & for industrial minerals on Quebec's North Shore and for lithium and rare metals in Northern Quebec and in the Abitibi area. Headquartered in Montreal, St-Georges' stock is listed on the CSE under the symbol SX, on the US OTC under the Symbol SXOOF and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 85G1. For additional information, please visit our website at www.stgeorgesplatinum.com
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