Lithium

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.

A Critical Q & A With MGX Minerals CEO Jared Lazerson

Driftwood Creek; pilot plant

MGX Minerals (XMG.CSE) is a rare breed of junior, as it has a staggering 22 ongoing projects, it is CSE listed, works on revolutionairy "petrolithium"  and zinc air fuel cell tech, has booked no tangible, independently verifiable results yet, but still manages to raise tens of millions of dollars like it's nothing, and keeps producing a true avalanche of news releases because of these 22 projects. When talking to management, there are always plans for even more projects they might go after. Too much? One might think so as progress is slower than projected on several fronts and results are few and far in between, while in the mean time new projects are being added, seemingly creating everchanging dynamics in a vibrant pool of increasing activity as far as focus and strategy is concerned.

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:

A Critical Q & A With MGX Minerals CEO Jared Lazerson

Oil wells; source

According to the significant number of news releases and different projects and activities going on at the moment, MGX Minerals (XMG.CSE) must be one of the busiest junior mining companies I know. A few of those activities definitely have the potential to be company makers on a vast scale in my view. However, as most activities are still relatively early stage, not verified and sometimes seem to compete for strategy focus, it could be difficult at times to follow what's exactly going on for investors, let alone adequately value the company. As a consequence, the share price has been side-ranging for quite a while now, as can be seen here:

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:

The Hirschberg Premium Stockpick Series Part I: MGX Minerals

    

1. Introduction

This is the first episode in a series of featured junior mining stocks, which are part of the portfolio of famous resource investor Robert Hirschberg from Toronto, Canada. He has made his fortune by being the owner/manufacturer of a promotional clothing company, and invests in junior mining stocks since 1981. Hirschberg has been devoting more and more time to mining stocks over the years, and has made it into being a full-time speculator nowadays.

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