Tecpetrol Bid and Hombre Muerto Drilling Update
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alpha Lithium Corporation (NEO: ALLI) (OTC: APHLF) (German WKN: A3CUW1) (“Alpha“) or the (“Company”) announces that TechEnergy Lithium Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Tecpetrol Investments S.L. (“Tecpetrol”), has advised that it has taken-up and acquired 102,692,615 common shares of Alpha, representing approximately 54% of the issued and outstanding Alpha shares, pursuant to its offer (the “Offer “) to acquire Alpha for C$1.48 in cash per share. Tecpetrol advises that they will pay for the tendered shares within three business days.
Tecpetrol has further advised that all the conditions to the Offer have been satisfied or waived (including the statutory minimum tender condition), and Tecpetrol has extended the expiry time of the Offer by a mandatory period of 10 days to 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on October 31, 2023.
Hombre Muerto Drilling Update
Alpha has completed drilling two wells on one of its existing properties in Hombre Muerto. The first well was drilled to 550 meters and the second was drilled to 577 meters. Zelandez Services Argentina SRL (“Zelandez”) (www.zelandez.com), the most advanced technology-based service provider in Argentina, has performed highly-detailed and accurate Borehole Magnetic Resonance (BMR) measurements to determine porosity and specific yield in each wellbore.
Both wells encountered multiple brine bearing zones and, as they were both drilled as producing wellbores, are currently being flow-tested.
Samples from each well were collected during initial pumping, serving as composite chemistry for the entire screened interval of the well and are more representative of the chemistry that would be expected from that well during production pumping.
Samples were sent to the Alex Stewart International (ASI) laboratory in Argentina and a summary of the results is presented below.
Well #1, drilled to 550 meters:
|Sample 1||604||924||< 6.0||7,026||778||1,862||7.25||98,993||6|
|Sample 2||591||910||< 6.0||6,975||776||1,885||7.35||98,692||7|
|Sample 4||570||914||< 6.0||7,042||783||1,911||7.42||99,761||9|
|Sample 5||595||910||< 6.0||6,999||787||1,897||7.29||100,014||10|
The average lithium concentration in well #1 is 784 mg/L, with an average Mg:Li ratio of 2.42.
Well #2, drilled to 577 meters:
*Duplicate Pumping Sample
The average lithium concentration in well #2 is 836 mg/L, with an average Mg:Li ratio of 2.50.
Brad Nichol, President and CEO of Alpha stated, “These results confirm what our world-class exploration team expected all along – that Hombre Muerto is one of the world’s finest salars.”
Dr. Mark King, PhD, FGC, PGeo, of Groundwater Insight, Inc., is a qualified person (QP) as defined by NI 43-101. Dr. King has extensive experience in salar environments and has been a QP on many lithium brine projects. Dr. King is independent from the Company and has reviewed and approved the technical information mentioned in this press release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF ALPHA LITHIUM CORPORATION
President, CEO and Director
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