Western Lithium USA Corporation
TSX VENTURE : WLC

Western Lithium USA Corporation

May 28, 2009 08:48 ET

Western Lithium Commences Drilling to Test Sonic Drill Technology in Preparation for 2009 Drilling Program

RENO, NEVADA--(Marketwire - May 28, 2009) - Western Lithium Canada Corporation (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:WLC) has commenced drilling of several core holes at its Kings Valley, Nevada lithium property using sonic drilling technology to test the technology as it prepares for its 2009 drilling campaign. The current drill program will provide larger samples for metallurgical testing and clay characterization and will twin previous holes where the subsurface geology and lithium clay intercepts are known. The 2009 drilling campaign is designed to enable the project to advance through Scoping Studies to a Prefeasibility Study.

Sonic drilling employs high frequency resonant vibrations and has been used to drill formations containing Industrial Clays, Nickel Laterite, Iron Ore, Manganese, Uranium, Coal and disseminated Gold.

"The technology behind sonic drilling enables the retrieval of highly representative continuous samples from soft rock formations, which is particularly suitable for the Hectorite Clay at our lithium property in Nevada," said Dennis Bryan, Western Lithium's Senior Vice President of Development. "In addition, this method will provide larger diameter samples more amenable for bulk metallurgical testing than conventional methods."

Western Lithium is planning to drill approximately 30 core holes in 2009 in an infill drilling program on the Stage I (PCD) lens to bring the existing National Instrument 43-101 Indicated and Inferred Resource estimate to the Prefeasibility Study level. In addition, large scale trenching is planned to obtain bulk samples and to test suitable mining methods for the deposit. The 2009 drilling and trenching program is expected to commence in the fall at an estimated cost of approximately $750,000 with a Prefeasibility Study to follow in 2010.

Western Lithium is developing the Kings Valley, Nevada lithium deposit into potentially one of the world's largest strategic, scalable and reliable sources of battery grade lithium carbonate. The company is positioning itself as a 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.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain of the statements made and information contained herein is "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the Ontario Securities Act. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to risks inherent in mining including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected geological formations, ground control problems and flooding; risks associated with the estimation of mineral resources and reserves and the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations; the potential for and effects of labour disputes or other unanticipated difficulties with or shortages of labour or interruptions in production; actual ore mined varying from estimates of grade, tonnage, dilution and metallurgical and other characteristics; the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations; uncertain political and economic environments; changes in laws or policies, delays or the inability to obtain necessary governmental permits; and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in each management discussion and analysis. Forward-looking information is in addition based on various assumptions including, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of management, the assumed long term price of lithium; appropriate equipment and sufficient labour and that the political environment where the Company operates will continue to support the development and operation of mining projects. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking information. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

Cautionary Notes to Investors - Reserve and Resource Estimates

In accordance with applicable Canadian securities regulatory requirements, all mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates of the Company disclosed in this release have been prepared in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"), classified in accordance with Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum's "CIM Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves Definitions and Guidelines" (the "CIM Guidelines").

The Company uses the terms "mineral resources", "measured mineral resources", "indicated mineral resources" and "inferred mineral resources". While those terms are recognized by Canadian securities regulatory authorities, they are not recognized by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and the SEC does not permit U.S. companies to disclose resources in their filings with the SEC.

Pursuant to the CIM Guidelines, mineral resources have a higher degree of uncertainty than mineral reserves as to their existence as well as their economic and legal feasibility. Inferred mineral resources, when compared with measured or indicated mineral resources, have the least certainty as to their existence, and it cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will be upgraded to an indicated or measured mineral resource as a result of continued exploration. Pursuant to NI 43-101, inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of any economic analysis, including any feasibility study. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of a mineral resource exists, will ever be converted into a mineral reserve, or is or will ever be economically or legally mineable or recovered.

On behalf of Western Lithium Canada Corporation

Jay Chmelauskas, President

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