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St Georges Eco-Mining Profile

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Why St-Georges Eco-Mining

St-Georges Highlights

St-Georges’ new subsidiary, EVSX Corp. 

  • Initiative to recover and recycle key materials from EV batteries in an ecologically sound manner
  • Initial tests on lithium-ion batteries successful in recovery of lithium, nickel and cobalt
  • Able to leach more than 99% of the cobalt and of the nickel contained in the batteries
  • Large-scale domestic battery testing slated to confirm scalability
  • Mr. Paul Pelosi, Jr. Director and President

Entered  a partnership to complete a feasibility study on a proposed site and plant for its EV battery recycling operations 

Control all the active mineral tenures in Iceland

  • Flagship Thor gold project
  • Opportunity to extract epithermal gold with geothermal power
  • Targeting maiden resource

St-Georges Mettalurgy Corp.

  • Lithium Pilot Processing Plant
  • Lithium (patent pending) and Energy metals processing technology
  • Iconic licensed this technology for their Bonnie Claire project through an extraction process development & royalties agreement.

Funded Nickel Projects:

  • North of Baie-Comeau, Quebec
  • Funded large borehole diamond drilling campaign ( Spring 2021 )

Julie Nickel project

  • Focus on adding value to the entire supply chain, with the extraction of battery-grade nickel and cobalt
  • 11.64 meters channel intersection providing exceptional surface grading nickel at 1.82%
  • Nickel accounts for 35% of EV battery metal cost
  • Recrystallized nickel mineralization could sell at premium for EV applications

Manicouagan Palladium project

  • Planning Maiden NI 43-101 resource
  • 15,000m Diamond Drill Program planned

6 Investment Assets Valued over $9M

Investments: 

  • ZeU Technologies, Inc. CSE: ZEU
    • Blockchain platform  (8,750,175 shares)
  • Iconic Minerals Ltd TSX.v:ICM (2m shares)  
  • Threed Capital Ltd CSE:IDK (300,000 shares) 
  • Altair: Lithium & EV project developer: (300,000 shares)
  • Islensk Vatnsorka hf 15%:
    • Developing both hydro- and geothermal energy projects in Iceland
  • Borealis ehf (100%)
    • Decentralized and distributed digital derivatives marketplace (in development)

St-Georges Subsidiary EVSX Corp.

Aims to solve electric vehicle’s dirty little secret, by applying next-generation technology to battery recycling

  •     Dedicated to electric vehicle battery recycling and future partnerships in the development of lithium mineral resources
  • EVSX Corp. 100% owned by St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp
  • Paul Pelosi Jr., President of EVSX Corp
  • VSX's patent-pending technology effectively separates lithium and other rare earth materials in a more cost-effective and less carbon-intensive process.
  • Initial tests on lithium-ion batteries successful in recovery of lithium, nickel and cobalt

Extraction Process

EVSX aims to recover metals like nickel, cobalt, rare earths, and critical elements from old batteries.

Accomplished through 2 circuits:

First, lithium circuit extracts lithium, cobalt, iron fines, coarser aluminum, and phosphate.
This first leach collects cobalt for high purity cobalt with electrowinning. 

Second, recovery of nickel and rare earths.
  • ·         The second solvent extraction circuit collects nickel for high purity nickel production and goes to electrowinning.

Received a formal offer to enter into a partnership to complete a feasibility study on a proposed site and plant in Baie-Comeau, Québec, where the company could start its EV battery recycling operations in 2021.

EVSX is hopeful that this competitive advantage will enable the company to form strategic relationships with scrap dealers and sign contracts with uses for lithium, nickel, cobalt, fertilizer and other rare earth minerals

Gold Focus: Iceland

  • SX control all the active mineral tenures 
  • Thor Gold Project drill ready 
  • One of the countries with the highest ratio of green energy  
  • Diversified project portfolio:
    • 6 active exploration projects
  • Potential for technology deployment parallel to geothermal operations for in situ productions, tailings processing and in-situ lithium brines

Thor Project

TARGETING MAIDEN GOLD RESOURCE OF 1.5 MILLION OUNCES

BUDGET: $2.5M

Thormodsdalur Project most advanced project in Iceland 

  • Drill up to 1,000 meters or up to 25 new shallow holes on the Thor Gold project 
  • Opportunity to extract epithermal gold with geothermal power 
  • Total area in excess of 4,600 km2. 
  • 9 prospecting licences
  • Iceland’s best-known gold deposit within 13km from Reykjavik  
  • Site of historical gold mining operations in Iceland  
  • Shallow underground workings from 1908 through 1925  
  • Promising preliminary drilling   
  • High grade mineralization within 100m of surface  
  • Mineralized zones recorded down to ca. 450m below surface  
  • Gold grades in drill core up to 415 g/t Au  
  • Common Au intercepts of >10g/t over several meters Mineralization model: rift low sulphidation epithermal  
  • Diamond drilling defined two 2 high-grade plunging shoots 
  • Open along strike to the north and at depth Parallel north-south trending structures yet to be investigated 

The Thormodsdalur Gold Project is located about 20km east of the city center of Reykjavik and south-east of the Lake Hafravatn. The project was discovered in 1908. The property produced a gold concentrate from 1911 to 1925, which was then shipped to Germany for processing.  

  • Over 300 meters of tunnels explored and mined one or more quartz veins and wall rock below open cuts at the surface.  

Studies between 1996 and 2013 identified a low sulfidation system hosted by basic to intermediate flows of Pliocene to Miocene age. The host contains banded chalcedony and ginguro within a fault zone up to 5 meters in width where drills intercepts identified a gold trend with a strike length of 700 meters. To date, the identified gold trend has a known strike length of 700 meters determined by drill intercepts. Petrographic analysis of the vein material identified gold occurring in its free form and as part of an assemblage with pyrite and chalcopyrite. Petrographic and XRD studies show an evolution of the vein system from the zeolite assemblage to quartz-adularia and lastly, to minor calcite.  

To date, thirty-two holes have been drilled on the project, for a total of 2439 meters. Gold grades returned up of 415 g/t over 0.2 meters. (These values were obtained from selected random intervals and cannot be construed to be representative of any particular thickness or overall length.) The best intercepts from the diamond drilling are 33.5m of 8.0 g/t Au (true thickness) and 5.2m of 35.4 g/t Au (true thickness).

 

St-Georges Metallurgy Corp.

Lithium Processing Technology with Altair Corp.

  • St-Georges Metallurgy Corp., and Altair International Corp. have entered into a License and Royalty Agreement
  • Altair to license St-Georges Metallurgy’s patent-pending extraction methods and technology in separation, recovery, and purification of lithium
  • Pilot plant is a state of the art newly-built facility owned and operated by CIMMS
  • Act as an agent of St-Georges’ developing technology in battery recycling
  • St-Georges Owns 300,000 shares of Altair

Royalties

On Altair Nevada Lithium Project

The Parties will establish a 5% royalty stream on the commercial output of the Nevada Property for the whole mine life period.

  • Based on the location of the lithium-in-clay mineral project of Altair, 20% of the established NRR will be assigned to Iconic Minerals (TSX-V: ICM) based on current active agreements between the two companies.

On the Commercial Recycling of EV Batteries

The parties will establish a mutually beneficial partnership royalty stream on the commercial implementation and output of the battery recycling technology. The proportionate ownership will be transferable at the discretion of St-Georges, Altair or its successors.

Leach Strategy Benefits  

  • Less acid is consumed by elements not targeted.  
  • Less acid lost due to neutralization steps.  
  • Less effort needed to purify the lithium.  

Overall, less chemicals for leaching and/or neutralizing and less tailings created such as gypsum from sulphuric acid processes. Greener and more Economical 

Purification 

Like commonly performed with the lithium from brines, a resin is used to selectively collect lithium. Loading and unloading the resin is controlled by pH adjustments with minor additions of citric acid which follows a greener and more ecological approach. 

Electrowinning for lithium carbonate/lithium hydroxide 

  • The pilot plant is a “state of the art” newly-built facility owned and operated by CIMMS.  
  • The agreement has an 18-month duration and can be extended.