Pure Energy Extracts Lithium with Greater Than 99.9% Purity in Process Testing

- April 22nd, 2015

Pure Energy Minerals (TSXV:PE,FWB:A111EG,OTC:HMGLF) announced that in the final report and results of the lithium extraction processing work conducted by Tenova Bateman Technologies, greater than 99.9% lithium purity was achieved using the Bateman LiP™ (pre-treatment stage) and LiSX™ (main Li-removal) processes for extraction of lithium from brine. The LiSX™ process produced a Lithium Chloride Solution with a purity greater than 99.9%, with practically 100% Li recovery.

Pure Energy Minerals (TSXV:PE,FWB:A111EG,OTC:HMGLF) announced that in the final report and results of the lithium extraction processing work conducted by Tenova Bateman Technologies, greater than 99.9% lithium purity was achieved using the Bateman LiP™ (pre-treatment stage) and LiSX™ (main Li-removal) processes for extraction of lithium from brine. The LiSX™ process produced a Lithium Chloride Solution with a purity greater than 99.9%, with practically 100% Li recovery.

As quoted in the press release:

The final report results of the test program were:

The LiP™ process successfully removed most of the alkali earth elements from the raw brine solution, (practically all the Mg and Sr and93% of Ca) as this stream would be further polished in an industrial application this result indicates excellent performance. The LiSX™ process target purity of Lithium Chloride Solution (LiCl) 99.5% was achieved and exceeded producing a LiCl solution with a purity greater than 99.9%. Lithium concentration in the raffinate (waste stream) was below the detection limit indicating practically 100% Li recovery.

“The process tests results have greatly exceeded our expectations” stated Pure Energy CEO Robert Mintak, “The results from the LiP™ and LiSX™ test are a major step toward executing Pure Energy’s strategy of applying modern process technology in an innovative manner, potentially making our Clayton Valley, Nevada Lithium project more efficient, eliminating the negative environmental impact and foot print associated with existing lithium processing and of greater importance, significantly reducing the time to and cost of production ”

Irad Rekem, General Manager, Lithium Business Unit, Tenova Bateman Technologies commented “We are very pleased with the test work results which once again confirm the advantages of Tenova Bateman Technologies game-changing lithium recovery process consisting of LiP™ and LiSX™”.

These positive results from this report will be used to advance an extensive lithium process technology review program currently underway and to share these results with interested stakeholders/end users and set the stage for the next steps in project development.

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