Manganese X Energy Metallurgical Update and Potential Metallurgical Project Collaboration with the National Research Council Canada
Montreal, Quebec–(Newsfile Corp. – April 11., 2017) – Manganese X Energy Corp. (the “Company”) (TSXV: MN) (FSE: 9SC2) (OTC Pink: SNCGF) has received preliminary results from SGS-Lakefield of chemical analyses, mineralogical characterizations and assessments of the Company’s Sharpe Farm and Moody Hill occurrences at its manganese property near Houlton-Woodstock, New Brunswick. Based on the initial drill assay results, chemical analyses showed manganese contents of 9.42 and 10.45% Mn in the Red and Grey composites respectively. From the X-ray diffraction and Qemscan (Quantitative Evaluation of Materials by Scanning Electron Microscopy) studies it was determined that the manganese occurs in several mineralogical forms including carbonates and silicates where the concentration across the various manganese-bearing species averaged 23% Mn (grey) and 27% Mn (red) with individual values of up to 45% Mn. In addition to the determination of the mineralogical composition of the samples submitted, PMA or particle map analysis was also carried out which permits measurement of individual mineral grain sizes and liberation characteristics. This information will prove invaluable as the Company moves towards assessing proposals from various research establishments with the goal of upgrading the ore to produce a marketable manganese concentrate.
In addition to a series of outreach proposals to commercial laboratories, the Company has also commenced discussions for a potential collaboration with NRC, the National Research Council Canada, which has expertise in mineral processing within the Energy, Mining and Environment sector and could offer assistance to the Company as it positions itself to be a significant supplier to the North American Li-ion market.
Qualified Persons and QA/QC
Roger Dahn, B.Sc., P.Geo (New Brunswick), Manganese X Energy’s Vice President of Exploration, is designated as the Qualified Person in compliance with National Instrument 43-101 with respect to this release and has reviewed the contents for accuracy.
About Manganese X Energy
Manganese’s X mission is to acquire and advance high potential manganese mining prospects located in North America with the intent of supplying value added materials to the lithium ion battery and other alternative energy industries. In addition our company is striving to achieve new methodologies emanating from environmentally and geographically ethical and friendly green/zero emissions technologies, while processing manganese at a lower competitive cost.
For more information, visit the website at www.manganesexenergycorp.com.
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