Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - March 7, 2023) - Brascan Gold Inc. (CSE: BRAS) (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has entered into a second option agreement to acquire a 100% interest in a second lithium property ("Property #2") with BHBC Exploração Mineral Ltda. ("BHBC") and RTB Geologia E Mineração Ltda., both limited companies incorporated and existing under the laws of Brazil (together, the "Optionor"). Property #2 is a 2,963.7-hectare mineral claim package comprising 1.5 contiguous claim blocks in Brazil's Minas Gerais State, a mining-friendly jurisdiction located approximately 55 kms from Sigma Lithium's Grota do Cirilo property, the largest lithium hard rock deposit in the Americas. Brascan's Property #2 is located immediately west of the first property optioned from the Optionor in February 2023 and the two properties are separated by less than 500 m.
Sigma Lithium is located in an emerging world class hard rock Lithium District in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Lithium Ionic, CBL and Latin Resources are very active in exploration and discovery of new lithium deposits.
Latin Resources (A$275M mkt), Sigma Lithium (C$4.1bn mkt) and Lithium Ionic (C$288M mkt) indicate the potential valuations possible for the two Brasil-Li properties upon exploration, discovery and development of a new lithium resource in the district.
Claims map (below) of the Brasil-Li Lithium Property #2 in relation to CBL and SIGMA. Salinas Formation in blue, intruding granitoids in various shades of pink to red (After CPRM Geology Map, 2016).
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Brascan notes that no Qualified Person working for Brascan has verified the reported occurrences on Sigma, CBL and the Ionic claims, and the information is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization on Property #2.
Property #2 covers mapped metasediments of the Salinas Formation (unit 1), comprising mica-quartz and quartz-mica schists, as well as locally occurring meta conglomerates and micaceous quartzites (CPRM Geology map, 1:250:000 scale; 2016). This is the same unit of the Salinas Formation that has been mined by CBL for spodumene lithium for almost 30 years, and contains Sigma's Grota do Cirilo deposit. Brascan intends to start prospecting, sampling, detailed mapping and multispectral analysis of satellite data immediately to identify potential exploration targets.
Brascan has been granted an option to acquire a 100% right, title and ownership interest in Property #2 by (i) paying an aggregate of $150,000 in cash, (ii) issuing an aggregate of 3,000,000 common shares and (iii) incurring aggregate exploration expenditures of $100,000 over a 3-term period. Upon earn-in under the option, BHBC will retain a 2% Net Smelter Royalty (the "NSR"), but the Company will have the right to purchase 1% of the NSR for $500,000. The Option Periods and payment schedule (in Canadian dollars):
Option Period 1
- $50,000 cash payment within 5 days of the term option agreement
- issuance of 2,000,000 shares within 5 days of the term option agreement
- $100,000 in exploration expenditures before September 20, 2023
- $50,000 cash payment before September 20, 2023
- issuance of 2,000,000 shares before September 20, 2023
Option Period 2
- $50,000 cash payment before October 1, 2024
- issuance of an 1,000,000 shares before October 1, 2024
- $100,000 in exploration expenditures before September 20, 2024
Option Period 3
- $50,000 cash payment before September 20, 2025
Balbir Johal, Chief Executive Officer of Brascan, states, "Brascan is very excited to double our lithium landholdings to 60 square kilometres in the Sigma Lithium District in Minas Gerais, Brazil, with the potential to explore and discover hard rock lithium deposits. Exploration will begin immediately after exploration planning is quickly completed."
He further said, "Brascan will continue to implement the business plan to acquire several highly prospective lithium assets in two World Class Hard Rock Lithium Districts in Minas Gerais, Brazil and the PMET camp in Quebec, Canada. Our model is similar to Brunswick Exploration Inc."
Harrison Cookenboo (Ph,D., P.Geo.), is a qualified person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, and has reviewed and approved the content of this news release.
About the Company
Brascan (CSE: BRAS) is a Lithium and Gold exploration issuer based in Vancouver, B.C. BRAS owns a 100% interest in the Quebec-Li properties in northern Quebec. Also the company owns 100% of the Albany Forks Rare Earth Elements (REE) property in northern Ontario and an option to earn 100% of the Alegre Gold Project in Para State in Northeastern Brazil.
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