Western Lithium USA Corporation

Western Lithium USA Corporation

March 31, 2010 13:31 ET

Western Lithium Appoints Dr. Graham R. Thompson to Advisory Committee

RENO, NEVADA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) - Western Lithium Corporation (TSX VENTURE:WLC)(PINK SHEETS:WLCDF) has appointed Dr. Graham R. Thompson to its Advisory Committee.

Dr. Thompson, Professor Emeritus of Geology at The University of Montana, specializes in Clay Mineralogy and Petrology. He is a leading expert on clays and the occurrence of clays in volcanic caldera environments, which form the basis of the Western Lithium Kings Valley, Nevada lithium deposit. He has published more than 20 articles in major professional journals dealing with the mineralogy and petrology of clays over the course of a 40 year research career. Before pursuing an academic and research career, he worked as an exploration geologist for the Bear Creek Mining Corporation – the exploration arm of Kennecott. He is a member of the Geological Society of America and The Clay Minerals Society and has also co-authored 11 introductory geology textbooks.

The newly formed Advisory Committee will consult with the Board of Directors on the development of Western Lithium's Kings Valley, Nevada Lithium Project. The committee will be comprised of leading experts in the technical, commercial and financial fields, who can contribute to the advancement of the project.

Western Lithium is developing the Kings Valley, Nevada lithium deposit into potentially one of the world's largest(1) strategic, scalable and reliable sources of high quality lithium carbonate. The Company is positioning itself as a major U.S.-based supplier to support the rising global demand for lithium carbonate that is expected from the increased use of mobile electronics and hybrid/electric vehicles.

(1) Western Lithium has completed a National Instrument 43-101 resource estimate for the envisioned initial stage of development. The current resources are part of the historical estimate of 11 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) prepared by Chevron Resources and ranks in size behind deposits in Bolivia (47 million tonnes LCE), Chile (37 million tonnes LCE), North Carolina (14 million tonnes LCE) and the DRC (12 million tonnes LCE). Source: R. Keith Evans, 2010; Roskill Information Services Ltd., 2009; and company disclosures. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources under National Instrument 43-101, the Company is not treating the historical estimate as current mineral resources and the historical estimate should not be relied upon. A copy of Western Lithium's NI 43-101 technical report has been filed on SEDAR under the Company's profile.

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