Vancouver, British Columbia, November 30th, 2022 – EMP Metals Corp. (CSE: EMPS)(OTC: EMPPF) (“EMP Metals” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Hub City Lithium Corp. (“HCL”), a subsidiary company to EMP, has acquired an additional wellbore in its Mansur Permit Area (Figure 1).
The new well, 141/08-03-009-13 W2M (“Third Test Well”), is located at the Mansur Permit Area of southeast Saskatchewan and is approximately half a mile from the Company’s first test well in the Mansur which confirmed concentrations of up to 96.3 mg/l in the Duperow zone and approximately one and a half miles from the second test well for which results are pending (please see press release dated October 31, 2022). The Third Test Well has been acquired for no consideration and the assumption of future abandonment and reclamation costs.
It is anticipated that a multi-zone perf test will be performed on the Third Test Well, testing the inflow potential and lithium concentrations in the target Duperow zone.
Rob Gamley, CEO of EMP, commented, “As we eagerly await testing results from our second test well at Mansur, acquiring this Third Test Well aligns with our Company’s cost-effective strategy of testing for lithium in existing infrastructure and advancing our project. Mr. Gamley continued, “We firmly believe we are at the right time and the right place with the need to create domestic lithium supply and the Government of Saskatchewan’s recent announcement to expand both the Oil and Gas Processing Investment Incentive (OGPII) and the Saskatchewan Petroleum Innovation Incentive (SPII) programs to allow eligible lithium projects to be included.”1
The Mansur Permit Area has existing infrastructure with greater than fifty oil wellbores drilled through the target formation. This allows for potential cost savings on future development and allows the Company to map and target certain lands with lithium potential. This existing infrastructure is expected to lower the ultimate cost of early-stage development of the resource.
The Mansur Permit Area, Tyvan Permit Area, and Viewfield Permit Area now collectively cover an area extending 40 miles north and 40 miles east of the City of Weyburn. The existing oil and gas infrastructure within the area includes over a hundred oil wells drilled through the target formation that can be used for geological mapping, future lithium testing, and development. In addition to the existing oil field infrastructure and labour pool, the economics of the project area are enhanced by the presence of existing infrastructure, including but not limited to: paved highways, rail lines, existing three phase electrical supply, and access to natural gas.
Lithium Brine Properties Joint Venture
The lithium brine properties consist of 37 permits totalling 212,633 acres (86,050 hectares) of Subsurface Crown Mineral Dispositions in the Williston basin of Southern Saskatchewan.
EMP Metals holds 75% of the joint venture with ROK Resources Inc. (ROK.V) holding the balance.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Greg Bronson, P. Geo., a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101.
About EMP Metals
EMP Metals is a Canadian-based exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of mineral projects with significant development potential. Its current portfolio of lithium brine properties consists of 37 permits totaling 212,633 acres (86,050 hectares) of Subsurface Crown Mineral Dispositions in the Williston basin of Southern Saskatchewan. Brine sampling of a vertical wellbore located on one of the properties returned lithium concentrations in the Duperow formation up to 96.3 mg/l. For more information, please go to the Company’s website at www.empmetals.com.
Rob Gamley, President & CEO
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