Wealth Minerals Discusses the Role of Chile in Lithium and The Challenges Facing the Industry

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Wealth Minerals (TSXV:WML; OTCQX:WMLLF; SSE:WMLCL; Frankfurt:EJZN) (the “Company” or “Wealth”) is a company dedicated to mining and developing lithium assets.

Wealth Minerals (TSXV:WML; OTCQX:WMLLF; SSE:WMLCL; Frankfurt:EJZN) (the “Company” or “Wealth”) is a company dedicated to mining and developing lithium assets. Tim McCutcheon, President of Wealth Minerals, talked with Stock Day’s Everett Jolly about recent news impacting this industry.

Wealth Minerals has interests in Canada, Mexico, Peru and most recently, Chile. Their latest project, the Atacama Project, is part of the prolific Atacama Salar region, which accounts for one third of the world’s production of lithium.

“We set up this platform (Wealth Minerals) to get into the space, a first mover in Chile,” says McCutcheon. “Chile is  a premiere location for the production of lithium from brines.” However, he went on to say, the news for the lithium sector as a whole hasn’t all been promising.

“The lithium space in general has taken a pretty big hit since the beginning of the year, and Wealth has followed its peer group down to lower valuation levels. No one in the company is happy about that.”

McCutcheon, however, tells Jolly it’s important to keep perspective on the numbers. Jolly did mention that minerals are down in general. Then McCutcheon noted that the decline in all lithium peer companies by nearly the same percentage amount since January is likely a sector-wide issue not a company specific issue. However, that could change in a heartbeat.

“Consumers of lithium, meaning mainly the auto companies and the battery manufacturers, are woefully unprepared for the supply crunch that is looming on the horizon, explains McCutcheon. He added, “lithium is a small market and consumed in long term contracts. It doesn’t take a lot of volume to move that price all over the place.”

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About Wealth Minerals

Wealth Minerals is a mineral resource company with interests in Canada, Mexico, Peru and Chile. The Company’s main focus is the acquisition of lithium projects in South America. To date, the Company has positioned itself to develop the Trinity Project, as well as to work alongside existing producers in the prolific Atacama Salar, in addition to the Laguna Verde lithium project acquisition. The Company has also positioned itself to play a role in asset consolidation in Chile with the Five Salars Project.

The Company is transitioning from an asset acquisition phase to developing its current high potential portfolio. Lithium market dynamics and a rapidly increasing metal price are the result of profound structural issues with the industry meeting anticipated future demand. Wealth Minerals is positioning itself to be a major beneficiary of this future mismatch of supply and demand. The Company also maintains and continues to evaluate a portfolio of precious and base metal exploration-stage projects

For More Information: www.wealthminerals.com

About Tim McCutcheon

Mr. McCutcheon is a mining and finance professional with over 20 years of international business experience. He has led several mining development companies with assets in Russia, Slovakia, and Ghana. Additionally, Mr. McCutcheon has served as an advisor to a wide range of natural resource companies, playing key roles in administration and capital market strategy.

Prior to moving to the mining sector, Mr. McCutcheon worked in multiple financial institutions such as Bear Stearns, Aton Capital, and Pioneer Investments as an award-winning metals and mining sector analyst and as an investment banker. He also was a founder/partner of DBM Capital Partners Ltd, a leading boutique metals finance institution which managed the mining fund Sayan Investments Ltd and advised multiple base and precious metals mining companies active in Europe and Asia. Mr. McCutcheon has a BA and MBA from Columbia University, New York, USA.

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