Unity Energy Corp.

Unity Energy Corp.

May 17, 2016 03:30 ET

Unity Energy Corp. Completes Phase 1 Ground Sampling Program at Miller's Crossing Lithium Project, Nevada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - Unity Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UTY)(FRANKFURT:UJN2) ("Unity" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the completion of its Phase 1 near-surface short hole sampling program to test brine sediments on its 100% owned Miller's Crossing Lithium Project in the Big Smoky Valley, Nevada.

Sediment sampling was completed by hand to investigate for the presence of lithium in the near-surface soil profile. Sampling was completed utilizing a grid with north-south and east-west lines. A total of 15 samples were collected to a maximum depth of one meter below surface. Sediment horizons encountered were classified as volcanogenic clays and salt bearing zones, each of which is favorable for the potential accumulation of lithium.

All samples have shipped to Western Environmental Testing Laboratory in Sparks, Nevada, which is a US EPA accredited independent laboratory. The samples will be analyzed for lithium, potassium, and boron using Test Methods for Evaluation of Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods (SW846).

The results of this program in conjunction with historical gravity survey data will be used to develop a detailed exploration plan for the property, which is expected to culminate in Phase 3 deep hole drilling (refer news release of 21 April, 2016).

Regarding the completion of the field program, CEO Ian Graham commented: "We are very pleased to have encountered sedimentary layers which appear to be favorable for hosting concentrated lithium salts and other commercial compounds. The Phase 1 baseline survey will be used to guide Phase 2 drilling, which targets sample depths of up to 50m."

The technical contents of this news release have been prepared under the supervision of Dr. Peter Born, P. Geo. Dr. Born is a Qualified Person, as that term is defined in National Instrument 43-101, and has approved this news release.

On Behalf of the Company,

Anita Algie, President

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