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Cypress Development Closing In On A World Class Sized Resource For Its Dean/Glory Lithium Project

Drilling at Dean claystone project; Clayton Valley, Nevada

After completing their drill program, Cypress Development (TSXV: CYP; OTC: CYDVF; FRA: C1Z1) is on track to deliver the maiden resource estimate for the Dean and Glory projects before the end of this month. The latest results, published on April 3, 2018, provided very strong showings for the northern part of the Glory project, likely adding more tonnage than expected here.  Intercepts included an intersection of 97 meters averaging 1,144 ppm Li in the final hole, GCH-6, along with intersections of 122.4 meters averaging 977 ppm Li in DCH-17 and 129.5 meters averaging 767 ppm Li in GCH-5. All three holes show consistency in encountered Li grade with the  previous 20 holes drilled on the Dean and Glory properties.

Below is a map of the drill collar locations for both Dean and Glory:

Cypress Development Keeps Hitting Mineralization At Dean/Glory; Maiden Resource Estimate Expected To Be Significant

Dean claystone project; drilling Oct 2017

Cypress Development (CYP.V) seems to have a relatively easy job so far, as all completed drill holes returned thick mineralized intercepts, both on the Dean and Glory projects. Results for the Dean project consisted of two remaining assays: 106.7m @1134ppm Li for DCH-13, which is one of the best holes so far, and 75.7m @733ppm Li for DCH-14. The first hole also generated dark green to black ash-rich mudstone, starting at around 50m depth, just like a few other, earlier holes did in the 2017 program on Dean. On DCH-13, the lithium grade increased at depth.

Cypress Development: Positive Drill Results Confirm Large Scale Potential For Dean Lithium Project

Dean claystone project; Clayton Valley, Nevada

Things seem to go as planned for Cypress Development (CYP.V), as the first three holes drilled on the Dean project returned very solid intercepts, as part of the Stage 2 fall program. Results ranged from 102.7m @1029ppm Li for hole DCH-11 to 62.8m @677ppm Li for DCH-12. This last hole generated dark green to black ash-rich mudstone at a depth of 53.4m. Management hasn't seen this before, and assumes that this type of claystone doesn't differ a lot recovery-wise, and just has a different color, but has to sample and test this first of course to be sure. This is a table of the last results:

Future Upside Provides Excellent Entry Point For Fiore Gold

Pan Mine, Nevada

After a lengthy trading halt since June 12, Fiore Gold (F.V) started trading on October 2, having completed the business combination with GRP Minerals. This took quite a bit of time, as it was a fairly complex venture for both companies, with a lot of paperwork.  I view this deal as an accretive one, as a lot of tangible value through much more advanced assets was added, up to an estimated Net Asset Value of about C$120M in my view, and a lot of realistic growth potential. Apparently, not everybody had the same long term view for Fiore Gold as is needed in this case, the company now morphing into a long term growth production story instead of an exploration story, and a sell-off started immediately after opening of the markets:

Genesis Metals: Chevrier Phase I Drilling Completed, Phase 2 Program Commencing

Chevrier Gold project; IP anomaly

In between exploration success stories (for example GT Gold) or possible myths in the making (Novo Resources) taking center stage, Genesis Metals quietly completed the Phase I drill program, consisting of 4,900m of diamond drilling. Results were announced on October 3rd of 9 drill holes, and channel sampling. Management received two separate batches of results of the Phase I drill program, reporting 8 out of 9 holes testing greenfield IP anomalies in 2 target areas in (see image above in red) now in the first batch, and the remaining 13 drill holes focused on the Main Zone will come out in the second batch in about 3 weeks.

A Critical Q & A With Nemaska Lithium CEO Guy Bourassa

It has been relatively quiet around Nemaska Lithium the last 6 months or so, after it started construction on the Phase I plant and completed several early stage parts of the Whabouchi Mine, besides looking for capex financing packages along the way. Although lithium product prices held up very well at relatively high levels and are even slowly rising again:

Source: Galaxy Resources/CJ Securities by Seekingalpha

the Canadian stock market sentiment turned a bit soft/neutral, so an advanced and permitted lithium development story looking for major funding often doesn't get the most love from investors in this kind of climate, as can be seen in this chart:

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