Maricunga Project Update

Vancouver, British Columbia – Bearing Lithium Corp. (“Bearing” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture:BRZ) (OTCQB:BLILF) the Company is please to provide a Maricunga project update.

  • Minera Salar Blanco (“MSB”) continues to work with Mitsui & Co. Ltd. on its due diligence, along with process testing of samples of Maricunga brine in its Japanese facility.
  • It is expected that the existing non-binding MOU with “MSB”, announced to the TSX/ASX on 11 May 2021, will progress to be binding in Q1 2022.
  • An updated JORC/43-101 Resource Report is due for finalization and release mid-September 2021.
  • An updated Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) is due for release in early November 2021.
  • “MSB” is also pleased to advise that it is in discussions with several other potential international partners to take a financial position, with both debt and/or equity, in the development of the project.

Lithium Power International Limited (ASX:LPI) 50.6% majority owner of Minera Salar Blanco (“MSB”) announced today the completion of a placement gross proceeds of $AUD 12.4 million. Funds raised from the Placement will be used for ongoing funding for Minera Salar Blanco (“MSB”) in the development of the Maricunga Lithium Brine Project (“Maricunga”) and for renewed exploration programs in Western Australia.

Bearing Lithium’s Chairman Gil Playford commented:

“On July 19, 2021 Bearing announced a private placement of $CAD 1.6 million. Bearing invested $US 1.2 million in “MSB” on August 3, 2021 for it’s share of equity requirements in “MSB” for 2021, prior to a final investment decision in Maricunga for 2022.”

About Bearing Lithium Corp.

Bearing Lithium Corp. is a lithium-focused mineral exploration and development company. Its primary asset is a 17.14% interest in the Maricunga Lithium Brine Project in Chile. The Maricunga Project represents one of the highest-grade lithium brine salars globally and the only pre-production project in Chile. Over $US 67 million has been invested in the Maricunga Project to date.


Signed “Gil Playford”
Gil Playford, Chairman

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