THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 12, 2016) - Alset Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ION) ("Alset" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that the Company continues to move towards completion of the definitive agreement to acquire a right to earn 100% in the previously announced Mexican lithium, potassium and boron brine salar assets (see PR May 10, 2016) located in Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Alset's Mexican subsidiary, Grupo Minero Alset, has been incorporated and registered with the requisite government authorities. In addition, the Optionors, through Alset's legal counsel in Mexico, are filing all documentation with the governing bodies with respect to the mineral concessions. Permitting for exploration and development work will start immediately after the completion of the definitive agreement.
The Company would also like to announce that it has received the permits necessary to conduct further exploration work on their 100%-owned Champion graphite project, located near Kenora, Ontario. As such, a trenching program is currently underway to test encouraging carbon values uncovered from the recently completed prospecting program. During the program, seven small individual holes dug to bedrock at a depth of approximately 1m over a distance of approximately 1.3km across stratigraphy has identified flake graphite that graded from 1.7% to 8.98% carbon (See PR dated May 25, 2016). The Company cautions all the sampling results above are selective grab samples and may not be reflective of the average grade of any of these identified zones. Channel sampling of the exposed bedrock created during the trenching program will provide better confidence in the size and grade of the graphite mineralization as well allowing for the collection of mini-bulk samples for metallurgical purposes if warranted. Trenching will be followed by diamond drilling of priority targets, if warranted.
In addition, the Company is presently working with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines and Lac La Croix First Nation to secure an exploration permit that will allow the Company to advance the Wisa Lake Lithium project in a manner that is respectful of Lac La Croix's traditional and cultural practices. Early prospecting at the Wisa Lake Lithium project returned grades from trace to as high as 6.28% Li2O in selective grab samples (see PR dated May 30, 2016).
Alset is well funded with approximately $900,000 in cash.
Clinton Barr (P.Geo.), V.P. Exploration for Alset Energy Corp, is the qualified person responsible for this release.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Alset Energy Corp,
Stephen Stares, President
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