Manganese X Updates Woodstock NI 43-101 Technical Report: Progressing Towards a Preliminary Economic Assessment
Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 16, 2020 , Manganese X Energy Corp. (TSXV: MN) (FSE: 9SC2) (TRADEGATE: 9SC2) (OTC Pink: SNCGF) (“Manganese X” or the “Company”) Montréal, Québec, Canada, is pleased to announce that it has completed an updated National Instrument (“NI”) 43-101 Technical Report for its 100% owned Woodstock Battery Hill Manganese Property located in New Brunswick. The updated Technical Report, dated June 30, 2020, includes exploration work carried out since 2016. A copy of the Report is available on the Company’s website and on SEDAR (link to the report: https://www.sedar.com/DisplayCompanyDocuments.do?lang=EN&issuerNo=00026880).
The Technical Report states that Battery Hill is a property of merit and notes the following significant advancements:
- Metallurgical and Purification testing on the Battery Hill mineralization has successfully demonstrated techniques capable of producing high purity MnSO4 to 99.95%, with low contaminants, a level potentially sufficient for the use as a component in the production of EV and storage battery manufacturing.
- Diamond drilling has been completed over a 1.8 kilometer strike length of the prospective manganese occurrence trend. Most holes intercepted significant grades and widths of manganese mineralization such as 10.75% Mn over 52.6 meters (core length) in SF-16-05, 12.96% Mn over 32.85 meters (core length) in SF-16-08 and 9.39% Mn over 74.0 meters in SF-17-18.
The Technical Report recommends continued metallurgical testing to focus on flowsheet development to combine the steps identified thus far into a complete process that is efficient and cost effective. Additional diamond drilling is recommended to better delineate the mineralization and to bring it to an inferred resource category. The drilling should be focused primarily on the Moody Hill sector which has the highest grades and thicknesses of near surface Mn mineralization; as well as the largest amount of metallurgically preferred types of mineralization.
The Company intends to commence a diamond drill program, focusing on the Moody Hill sector as recommended this fall; as well as an environmental baseline study as the project advances during 2020 – 2021. As announced on June 23, 2020, Phase Two metallurgical bulk testing with Kemetco Research Inc (“Kemetco”) is underway and the results are encouraging as we continue to advance the development of a workable extraction process and flow sheet.
Upon successful completion of the programs recommended in the NI-43-101Technical Report, work will be initiated towards the completion of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”).
Martin Kepman, CEO of Manganese X commented, “We are accelerating our efforts at capitalizing on our manganese asset. We have already validated the ore purity and acceptability for the EV space as well as the stored energy segment. Manganese is one of the leading battery metals amid the current renewable energy revolution.”
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. The technical information contained in this news release has also been reviewed and approved by Perry MacKinnon, P.Geo., the author of the Technical Report, dated June 30, 2020 and who is a Qualified Person regarding Manganese X Energy’s Woodstock manganese property located in New Brunswick.
Montréal, Québec (Canada), September 10, 2020 – Manganese X Energy Corp. (TSXV: MN) (FSE: 9SC2) (OTC:MNXXF) (“Manganese X” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received additional favourable metallurgical results from Kemetco Research Inc. (Kemetco) in the development process that has now demonstrated greater efficiency and improved economics leading to commercialization.
The Company completed phase 1 yielding manganese sulphate with a purity exceeding 99.95 per cent with low levels of base and alkali metals using material from its Battery Hill property. This has been a transformational achievement, demonstrating its resource material which can be compliant with electric vehicles and other requirements.
Various Phase 2 bench scale metallurgical bulk tests have been conducted, and results to optimize leaching, neutralization and solid-liquid separation are very positive. The Company continues to advance the development of a workable extraction process and flowsheet to further reduce purification steps, which, if successful, could lead to major cost benefits.
Agitated bench scale leach tests under a range of operating conditions and feed preparation meant to optimize manganese extraction will continue. The company, together with Kemetco, is developing a commercializable flowsheet to produce ultrahigh-purity battery-grade manganese products for the growing electric-vehicle and energy storage sectors, using the ethical and sustainable North American mineralization at Battery Hill.
Martin Kepman, CEO of Manganese X Energy, comments: “we are pleased to see continued validation for manganese usage in the EV and stored energy space. Manganese sulphate (MnSO4) has emerged as a critical EV battery material. MnSO4 is driven by the need to reduce the $/kwh of a high-performance EV battery. Our intention is to achieve a low-cost production process utilising manganese ore that is readily available from our New Brunswick property. Key considerations are low cost, high energy density and long battery life. We have a terrific opportunity to exploit our valuable asset in providing a made in North America energy solution that is ethical, economic, and carbon friendly.”
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.
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