Critical Elements Corporation (the "Corporation" or "Critical Elements") (TSX VENTURE:CRE) (OTCQX:CRECF) (FRANKFURT:F12) is pleased to announce that it will mobilized contractors in the next few days to collect a bulk sample of approximately thirty-five tons of material from the Rose deposit.
The material will be shipped to Val-d'Or for crushing and ship to a laboratory for pilot testing. The lithium spodumene concentrate produced by the pilot plant will be used to complete pilot work for chemical conversion to lithium carbonate. A on-site water sample will be taken from the planned water supply source for use in the pilot plant to make sure all project water input data is representative of the future mine operation.
"We are really excited about initiating final equipment selection for the processing plants," said Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, President and Chief Executive Officer of Critical Elements Corporation. "This is where the project really begins to take shape. The Rose lithium-tantalum project has always returned lithium recoveries and grades that were above industry standards, so the goal of this phase of work is to make sure we select the right equipment for large-scale production."
Jean-Sébastien Lavallée (OGQ #773), geologist, shareholder and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical content of this release.