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February 9, 2016, Vancouver, BC, Canada – ALIX RESOURCES CORP. (“Alix” or the “Company”) (AIX-TSX:V) (37N–FRANKFURT) announces the signing of an option agreement with Lithium Australia NL (“LIT”)(ASX:LIT) to jointly explore and develop the Electra lithium project in Sonora, Mexico. Agreement terms are set out below. Alix and LIT will also work to define a percentage interest whereby Alix will share an interest in successful lithium extraction from clay technology patents arising from the joint efforts in Mexico. This transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.
Alix and Lithium Australia NL will harness the expertise of both companies and their strategic partners to advance the Electra Project which hosts projected extensions of the Sonora lithium clay deposit located in Mexico under development by Bacanora Minerals Ltd. (BCN-TSX:V) and Rare Earths Minerals PLC (REM). Kappes Cassiday and associates (Nevada) will provide valuable processing expertise. In-field lithium assaying capability will be provided by SciAps (Boston-based instrumentation company specializing in portable analytical instruments). Alix offers an integrated exploration team, complete with seasoned professionals fluent in Spanish and English, covering legal, logistics and tenure activities, from offices based in Vancouver, Canada and Hermosillo, Mexico. It is anticipated that field crews will return to the properties shortly to commence an exploration program designed and approved by the management of both LIT and ALIX. The location of the Electra project in northern Sonora allows for year round access and field activities.
Also in conjunction with this transaction, LIT will work with clay samples taken from the Electra concessions in an effort to develop a disruptive lithium extraction technology. Lithium clay deposits have presented significant challenges and the application of the best available technology will be key to commercializing these occurrences. Adoption of mineral separation technology form other industries may allow the production of a beneficiated product, to reduce capital and operating costs.
Mike England, President of Alix states, “This transaction will see the Electra project advanced with dilution not being a factor, a very favorable development for Alix shareholders given market conditions.”
Alix – LIT agreement terms:
BINDING FARM IN TERMS
Phase 2 – LIT may earn a 49% interest in the Project by;
Phase 3 – LIT may earn a 65% interest in the Project by;
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Michael England, President, CEO, Director
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