Vancouver, B.C. (December 14, 2022) – FE Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: FE) (“FE” or the “Company) is pleased to announce that it has received an update from SGS metallurgical laboratory, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada regarding progress for the ongoing metallurgical testwork on the Augustus Lithium Property. The metallurgical testwork successfully produced a spodumene concentrate with 6.08% lithium oxide (Li2O) for the composite samples from the Augustus Property (see Table 1 below). The concentrate was produced by using a combination of dense media separation (DMS) and flotation with an expected global recovery of around 85%. As a next step, SGS hydrometallurgical team is actively working on the spodumene concentrates and is in the middle of high purity lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) production process.
The following are the highlights of the metallurgical testwork steps:
- The head sample assayed 0.68% Li (or 1.46% Li2O).
- Overall, a very favourable result by DMS + flotation method: a final spodumene concentrate assayed 6.08% Li2O was produced at an expected global lithium recovery of ~85%. The iron content in the final product was 1.27% Fe2O3, slightly higher than 1% industrial requirement (see Table 1 below).
About Metallurgical Testwork
The goal of the testwork is to develop a preliminary process to treat the spodumene bearing lithium mineralized rock to conceptualize a flowsheet, produce lithium oxide concentrate, and generate a high-purity lithium carbonate product.
The Company shipped to SGS Lakefield, a 200-kilogram sample which includes a 50/50 mixture of drill core and surface samples with visible spodumene bearing lithium oxide mineralization.
The testwork approach is to first develop a beneficiation process on the composite samples with the goal of generating 6% Li2O at maximum recovery. Dense media separation (DMS) and flotation are the main two processes examined. Beneficiated concentrates from this work will be combined for extractive metallurgical evaluation. The main goal of this part of the scope will be to generate a high-purity lithium carbonate product.
Afzaal Pirzada, P.Geo., Geological Consultant of the Company, and a “Qualified Person” for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release.
Lastly, the Company is pleased to announce it has closed a non-brokered private placement of 3,707,500 flow-through (FT) shares for gross procesds of $ 2,225,475 by issuing a total of: (i) 2,040,000 Quebec FT shares at pric of $0.625 cents per share; (ii) 1,667,500 National FT shares at a price of $ 0.57 cents per share.
In connection to the above noted non-brokered private placement, a finder’s fees may be paid to eligible finders in accordance with the policies of the CSE. Closing of the proposed private placement is subject to obtaining all required approvals, including from the CSE and any other regulatory approval. The securities will be subject to a four-month hold period plus one day under applicable securities laws.
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About FE Battery Metals Corp
FE Battery Metals Corp is focussed on identifying , exploring and advancing early-stage lithum pegmatite projects in Canada. The Company’s primary efforts have been on exploration projects located in Quebec, with its flagship property being the Augustus Lithium Property. Augustus is located in the immediate vicinity of Val d’Or Quebec where several historical prospects and a previously active lithium mine is located within a 10km radius from the property. North American Lithium mine (NAL) and the Authier Project are two notable projects in the area that highlight the potential of the Augustus Lithium Property.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF
FE BATTERY METALS CORP.
CEO & Director
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Table 1: Global Mass Balance