Vancouver, British Columbia – November 18, 2022 – Iconic Minerals Ltd. (the “Company” or “Iconic”) (TSX-V: ICM) (OTC: BVTEF) (FSE: YQGB) reports that it has filed an amended National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) preliminary economic assessment technical report for the Bonnie Claire project (the “Bonnie Claire Property”) located 48 km (30 miles) north of Beatty, Nevada.
The NI 43-101 technical report is entitled “Preliminary Economic Assessment NI 43-101 Technical Report, Bonnie Claire Lithium Project, Nye County, Nevada” (the “Amended PEA Technical Report”) and is dated effective August 20, 2021 with a revised and amended date of November 11, 2022. The Amended PEA Technical Report was prepared pursuant to NI 43-101 by Global Resource Engineering Ltd. of Denver, Colorado. The Amended PEA Technical Report is available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.iconicminerals.com.
Bonnie Claire Property
The Bonnie Claire Property is located within Sarcobatus Valley, which is approximately 30 km (19 miles) long and 20 km (12 miles) wide. Quartz-rich volcanic tuffs containing anomalous amounts of lithium occur within and adjacent to the valley. Drill results from the salt flat have included lithium values as high as 2550 ppm Li and a 1560 foot (roughly 475 meter) vertical intercept that averaged 1153 ppm Li. The current 43-101 resource from the Amended PEA Technical Report for the borehole mineable portion of the resource is 3,407 million tonnes (inferred) grading 1,013 ppm Li or 18,372 million kilograms of lithium carbonate equivalent. The gravity low within the valley is 20 km (12 miles) long, and the current estimates of depth to basement rocks range from 600 to 1,200 meters (2,000 to 4,000 feet). The current claim block covers an area of 74 km2 (28.6 mi2) with potential for brine systems and further sediment resources.
Richard Kern, Certified Professional Geologist, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release. Mr. Kern is not independent of the Company as he is the Chief Executive Officer of Iconic.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
SIGNED: “Richard Kern”
Richard Kern, President and CEO
For further information on Iconic, please visit our website at www.iconicminerals.com, or contact: Keturah Nathe, VP Corporate Development (604) 336-8614.
The Company’s public documents may be accessed at www.sedar.com.
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