CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Dec 22, 2014) – BACANORA MINERALS LTD. ("Bacanora" or the "Company) (TSX VENTURE:BCN)(BCN.L) notes the announcement made today by Rare Earth Minerals plc ("REM") regarding their independently commissioned and funded scoping study (the "REM Scoping Study") on the El Sauz and Fleur concessions which form a part of the Company's Sonora Lithium Project in Sonora State in Northern Mexico. A summary of the REM Scoping Study has been provided by REM in their press release today. Bacanora has not received a copy of the REM Scoping Study and is unable to comment on the valuations, assumptions, conclusions or methodology employed in the REM Scoping Study. Bacanora commends REM for its initiative in commissioning its independent study and its efforts in supporting the continued assessment and development of the concessions that are the subject of the study.
Bacanora remains committed to developing its borate and lithium projects in Mexico in the most efficient and optimal way possible. Once received, Bacanora will consider the study in conjunction with the ongoing exploration, development and pre-feasibility studies presently budgeted and under way on Bacanora's borate and lithium projects. The Company's current strategy is to remain focused on bringing the El Cajon (part of the Magdalena borate project) and La Ventana (part of the Sonora Lithium Project) concessions into production in the most efficient and economic manner.
Bacanora owns 70% of the shares of and Mexilit S.A. de C.V. (the company holding the El Sauz, El Sauz 1, El Sauz 2, Fleur and Fleur 1 concessions that form part of the Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico), with REM owning the remaining 30%. Bacanora also owns 70 % of the shares of Minera Megalit S.A. de C.V. ("Megalit"), with REM owning the remaining 30%. Megalit owns the San Gabriel, Buenavista and Megalit concessions in Sonora State in Northern Mexico.
Bacanora is a Canadian and London listed minerals explorer (TSX VENTURE:BCN)(BCN.L). The Company explores and develops industrial mineral projects, with a primary focus on lithium and borates. The Company's operations are based in Hermosillo in northern Mexico and it currently has two significant projects under development in the state of Sonora. The two main assets of Bacanora are:
- The Sonora Lithium Project, which consists of ten mining concession areas covering 104,064 hectares in the north east of Sonora state. The Company, through drilling work to date, has established an NI 43-101 compliant indicated resource of 3.28 mt of LCE at a 2,000 ppm cut-off grade. The Company's 100 % owned La Ventana deposit, which lies within the Sonora Lithium Project, hosts an NI 43-101 compliant drill indicated lithium resource of 1.27 mt of LCE; and
- The Magdalena Borate Project, covering 16,503 hectares in Sonora state, Mexico, where the Company's main borate zone, El Cajon, has an NI 43-101 compliant indicated resource of 1.17 mt of B2O3, at an eight per cent cut-off grade. The Company has completed a number of measures to determine the geological and commercial potential of the project and is undertaking a pre-feasibility exercise to determine the economic benefit of developing the mine and constructing a processing plant on site in order to become a supplier of boric acid.
Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. In particular, forward-looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to future reviews of the REM Scoping Study and the continued assessment and updating of future project plans. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. We cannot guarantee future results, performance or achievements. Consequently, there is no representation that the actual results achieved will be the same, in whole or in part, as those set out in the forward-looking information.
Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause the results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information include, but are not limited to: commodity price volatility; general economic conditions in Canada, the United States, Mexico and globally; industry conditions, governmental regulation, including environmental regulation; unanticipated operating events or performance; failure to obtain industry partner and other third party consents and approvals, if and when required; the availability of capital on acceptable terms; the need to obtain required approvals from regulatory authorities; stock market volatility; competition for, among other things, capital, skilled personnel and supplies; changes in tax laws; and the other risk factors disclosed under our profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Readers are cautioned that this list of risk factors should not be construed as exhaustive.
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