LEADING EDGE MATERIALS REPORTS WARRANT EXERCISE AND PROVIDES CORPORATE UPDATE
Vancouver, January 9, 2023 – Main Edge Supplies Corp. (“Main Edge Supplies” or the “Firm”) (TSXV: LEM) (Nasdaq First North: LEMSE) (OTCQB: LEMIF) (FRA: 7FL) is happy to announce that the Interim Chief Government Officer Mr. Eric Krafft has exercised warrants offering proceeds to the Firm of CAD 1.3 million as a way to help the continuing improvement and exploration packages at its Swedish and Romanian initiatives. Upon closing of the train, Mr. Krafft will maintain 38% of the issued and excellent frequent shares of Main Edge Supplies, and 42% of the frequent shares on a completely diluted foundation.
Eric Krafft, Director and Interim CEO of the Firm, states: “As beforehand, I’m happy to have the ability to help funding of the Firm by exercising present issued warrants. There’s sturdy help from the shareholder base and the Board is dedicated to keep away from dilutive fairness financings at these ranges. We anticipate materials progress throughout 2023 to advance all our three initiatives as a way to enhance and make seen vital shareholder worth.”
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Norra Kärr (NK) represents probably the most vital heavy uncommon earth deposits with an uncommon enrichment of the heavy magnet vital parts Dysprosium and Terbium. NK is recognized as a vital mission by the European Parliament (ERECON research). Highlights of the Preliminary Financial Evaluation1 (PEA) accomplished on NK reported potential to get well the commercial mineral Nepheline Syenite (NS), zirconium oxide (Zr) and niobium oxide (Nb) along with the uncommon earth oxide (REO) merchandise, leading to greater than 50% of whole mined materials deliberate to be offered as merchandise. The PEA, compared to earlier research, considerably lowered land space utilization of the Mission by roughly 80% and ends in no chemical course of tailing dams being required at Norra Kärr. These adjustments significantly scale back the environmental danger profile of the Mission at Norra Kärr, together with probably lowering extra water necessities by nearly 100% and the elimination of discharge necessities to native water our bodies in comparison with if mine dewatering is used solely for water provide. Monetary highlights of the PEA are a post-tax Internet Current Worth of $762M (utilizing a ten% low cost price) and an Inside Charge of Return of 26.3%.
Main Edge Supplies is presently within the technique of endeavor the Natura2000 environmental research for mission which is predicted to focus on the much-reduced environmental footprint of the mission as outlined within the PEA. Present Swedish laws requires a Natura 2000 allow previous to the analysis of a mining lease. Along with the Natura2000 the Firm is planning on commencing the Pre-feasibility Examine for NK within the second half of 2023.
Woxna Graphite represents certainly one of few fully-built graphite mines within the western world, with 4 deposits underneath mining leases, totally constructed processing plant and infrastructure. The mine was constructed within the mid-90s, however presently stays on care and upkeep. Throughout 2022 the Firm introduced plans to contemplate re-starting the mine. Nevertheless, a change within the Firm’s government administration in the course of the second half of the yr delayed a call on this course of.
A PEA2 issued in 2021 indicated the potential viability of a Swedish operation producing battery grade graphite anode materials utilising the prevailing graphite mine and concentrator with the addition of a value-add processing facility offsite. The proposed course of route within the PEA makes use of a thermal purification course of which, mixed with entry to low-cost hydropower presents a low carbon footprint for the operation. The PEA utilised solely certainly one of 4 deposits presently owned by Woxna underneath granted exploitation concessions, the place two of the opposite deposits even have indicated and inferred mineral useful resource estimates providing potential upside for additional enlargement in future improvement or research. Based mostly on this, the PEA reviews a Publish-tax Internet Current Worth (NPV) of $248m utilizing an 8% low cost price and IRR of 37.4%.
The Bihor Sud exploration license perimeter covers a 25 sq. kilometre space within the Northern Apuseni Mountains of Transylvania. Positioned roughly 90 km south-east from Oradea, which is the executive capital of Bihor County, the Mission lies throughout the Higher Cretaceous and Neogene Carpathian magmatic arcs which prolong from Turkey to Hungary and are host to a number of well-known mines and mineral deposits such because the Timok-Bor-Majdanpek copper-gold zone, Skouries and Chelopec. The Northern Apuseni Mountains have documented excessive grade skarn and carbonate alternative mineral deposits and historic manufacturing of Cu, Mo, Ag, Au, Zn, U and Pb. Throughout the License space, there’s a vital quantity of historic mine works together with a considerable former underground uranium and polymetallic mine which stopped manufacturing within the Nineties.
After receiving the exploration license for Bihor Sud in Might 2022, the Firm has commenced subject work on the property which is holds by means of its 51% owned Romanian subsidiary, LEM Romania SRL (“LEMR”). Preliminary work targeted on subject mapping to research petrographic, structural, alteration, and mineralisation information with the latter particularly positioned in a carbonate lithology.
During the last couple of months, LEMR’s workforce of geologists have carried out geological mapping work primarily based from the established exploration camp within the Leucii Zone within the south-western space of the license perimeter. Entrance to this space is facilitated by an present forestry street and grants the exploration workforce and consultants a base for accessing gallery openings G7 and G4 within the Leucii Zone, and G Dibarz within the Dibarz Zone. This space was prioritized primarily based on outcomes from earlier work achieved and sampling of historic mined materials in the course of the prospecting allow, with samples assaying as much as 28% nickel, 6.8% cobalt and 17.75 ppm gold.
Throughout this mapping work the carbonate stage has been recognized exactly in a number of new areas extending earlier data of the extent of the carbonate lithology. Alteration and mineralization zones related to main fault zones have additionally been outlined. Further findings have been a number of beforehand unknown historic mining galleries, believed to be from exploration work carried out by Soviet geologists within the 1950-60s. These newly recognized mining works are two hidden gallery mouths, eight prospecting trenches in addition to a lot of drilling areas, together with discarded drill cores on the bottom. These discoveries will help to higher perceive the extent of historic exploration work achieved on the mission.
Throughout 2023 the Firm is planning on opening adits G7 and G4 which can initially allow a face-sampling program to be undertaken on the historic report base metallic exposures reported in these adits. Following this program, the Firm expects to commences an exploration drilling program from websites throughout the adits.
Martin S. Oczlon, PhD Geo, CEng MIMMM, a guide to Main Edge Supplies and Certified Individual as outlined in NI 43-101, has learn and permitted all technical and scientific info associated to the Firm’ initiatives contained on this information launch.
On behalf of the Board of Administrators,
Main Edge Supplies Corp.
Eric Krafft, Interim CEO
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About Main Edge Supplies
Main Edge Supplies is a Canadian public firm targeted on growing a portfolio of vital uncooked materials initiatives positioned within the European Union. Essential uncooked supplies are decided as such by the European Union primarily based on their financial significance and provide danger. They’re immediately linked to excessive development applied sciences equivalent to batteries for electromobility and vitality storage and everlasting magnets for electrical motors and wind energy that underpin the clear vitality transition in direction of local weather neutrality. The portfolio of initiatives consists of the 100% owned Woxna Graphite mine (Sweden), Norra Kärr HREE mission (Sweden) and the 51% owned Bihor Sud Nickel Cobalt exploration alliance (Romania).
The data was submitted for publication by means of the company of the contact individual set out above, on January 9, 2023 at 3:00 pm Vancouver time.
Main Edge Supplies is listed on the TSXV underneath the image “LEM”, on the OTCQB underneath the image “LEMIF” and Nasdaq First North Stockholm underneath the image “LEMSE”. Mangold Fondkommission AB is the Firm’s Licensed Adviser on Nasdaq First North.
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1 See Nationwide Instrument 43-101 report titled “PRELIMINARY ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF NORRA KÄRR RARE EARTH DEPOSIT AND POTENTIAL BY-PRODUCTS, SWEDEN” ready for Main Edge Supplies Corp. with efficient date August 18, 2021 and situation date August 19, 2021. See Main Edge Supplies Corp.’s SEDAR profile on www.sedar.ca or www.leadingedgematerials.com for report and extra info. The PEA is preliminary in nature, it consists of inferred mineral assets which are thought of too speculative geologically to have the financial concerns utilized to them that may allow them to be categorized as mineral reserves, and there’s no certainty that the PEA will probably be realized.
2 See Nationwide Instrument 43-101 report entitled “NI 43-101 Technical Report – Woxna Graphite” ready for Woxna Graphite AB with efficient date June 9, 2021 and situation date July 23, 2021. See Main Edge Supplies Corp.’s SEDAR profile on www.sedar.ca or www.leadingedgematerials.com for report and extra info. The PEA is preliminary in nature, it consists of inferred mineral assets which are thought of too speculative geologically to have the financial concerns utilized to them that may allow them to be categorized as mineral reserves, and there’s no certainty that the PEA will probably be realized.