Vancouver, British Columbia, October 31st 2022 – EMP Metals Corp. (CSE: EMPS)(OTC: EMPPF) (“EMP” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce Hub City Lithium Corp. (“HCL”), a subsidiary company to EMP, has now commenced the re-entry of wellbore 101/14-36-008-13 W2M (the “Second Test Well”) to test the inflow potential and lithium concentrations in the Duperow zone. The Second Test Well is located in the Mansur Permit Area of southeast Saskatchewan, approximately half a mile from the Company’s first test well, 11/11-02-009-13W2/0, which confirmed lithium concentrations of up to 96.3 mg/l (see press release dated February 2, 2022)(Figure 1).
Rob Gamley, CEO of EMP, commented, “We are pleased to commence this second re-entry at Mansur and believe it will be a key catalyst for EMP Metals and the expansion of our prospect. This operation will complement our results from our first re-entry, and we are optimistic this step-out re-entry will allow us the option to consider a Preliminary Economic Assessment.”
The Mansur Permit Area has existing infrastructure with an ample amount of 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.
HCL licenses 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 totaling 212,633 acres (86,050 hectares) of Subsurface Crown Mineral Dispositions in the Williston basin of Southern Saskatchewan. Brin esampling of a vertical wellbore located on one of the properties returned lithium concentrations in the Duperow formation up to 96.3 mg/l.
EMP 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 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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