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Northern Graphite Corporation (TSXV: NGC) (OTC Pink: NGPHF) (FSE: 0NG) (XSTU: 0NG) (the "Company" or "Northern") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement (the "Option Agreement") that provides it with the option to acquire a 100% interest in the Mousseau West Graphite project ("Mousseau West" or the "Property"), subject to the owners retaining a 2% net smelter royalty ("NSR"). The Property is located approximately 80 kms, and in economic trucking distance, from the producing Lac-des-Iles ("LDI") graphite mine in Quebec. On December 2, 2021 Northern announced that it had entered into binding purchase agreements to acquire LDI and a graphite deposit processing plant in Namibia from subsidiaries of Imerys SA (the "Imerys Transaction"). See press release here.

Pursuant to the Option Agreement, Northern has agreed to pay $50,000 for the six-month exclusive right to conduct due diligence on the Property. If the Company elects to exercise its option, it can acquire Mousseau West through the payment of $500,000 in cash and the issuance of 900,000 common shares of the Company, subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V"). Northern will also have the right to acquire the 2% NSR from the owners at any time upon the payment of $1 million.

A technical report entitled, "Technical Report and Resources Estimate of the Mousseau West Property" dated September ‎‎24, 2013 (the "Report") was completed by Alain Tremblay, geol. eng. and Yvan Bussières, geol. eng. in accordance with the requirements of National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"). It was filed on SEDAR on October 17, 2013 and is available under the profile of NanoXplore Inc. From 1996 to 2008, Alain Tremblay was in charge of exploration at the LDI mine and is well-acquainted with the geology and mining of graphite mineralization in the area. The Report states that the nature of mineralization at Mousseau West is similar to LDI which "indicates high confidence in the possibility of mining, milling and concentrating it into a final graphite product suitable for customers."

Gregory Bowes, CEO commented that, "The Company's main priority when the Imerys Transaction closes is to extend the mine life at LDI, increase production back to its nameplate capacity of 25,000tpy and solidify its position as the only producing graphite mine in North America. The Mousseau West deposit not only provides an attractive option for meeting these objectives, it also has the potential to become a significant project in its own right." He added "the world requires significantly more graphite production to support the evolution to electric vehicles and Northern believes that high-quality deposits located close to infrastructure in politically stable jurisdictions will become very valuable commodities."

Mousseau West consists of 12 claims totalling 489 hectares in size. It is located approximately 150 kms north of Montreal in the Mont-Laurier area and can be accessed from Highway 117 over 12 kms of good quality logging roads. Over 7,500 meters of drilling has been carried out on the Property and the Report estimates that it contains an Inferred Resource of 4.1 million tonnes grading 6.2% graphitic carbon ("Cg"). The resource includes 2.7 million tonnes that have been drilled on 25 meter centers which the Report states "are considered to have reached a high level of definition and do not need additional work." In 1990 Derry, Michener, Booth & Wahl ("DMBW") estimated Probable Reserves of 1.7 million tonnes grading 7.2% Cg and Possible Reserves of 0.7 million tonnes grading 7.8% Cg.

The Company is classifying both the Inferred Resources contained in the Report and the Reserves calculated by DMBW as historical estimates as the Company's Qualified Person (as defined by NI 43 101) has not performed sufficient work to classify them as either current mineral resources or mineral reserves. However, the Company considers the data to be relevant as it is indicative of potential mineralization on the Property. The Company is not aware of any more recent resource estimates.

The Mousseau West deposit outcrops at surface and the Report indicates that the morphology of the deposit is potentially very suitable for open pit mining, with a low waste-to-ore stripping ratio. Also, zonation in the deposit allows access to richer mineralization first. The deposit is 250 metres long and lies at the western end of an EM conductor that extends another 400 meters east to the property boundary. This area represents a prime exploration target with the potential to expand the size of the deposit. Other conductors also exist on the Property and represent additional exploration targets. The graphite is mainly hosted by calcitic marbles which provide buffering capacity for the low level of sulphides. Like LDI, this likely indicates that any tailings would be non-acid generating.

Update on the Imerys Transaction
Closing of the Imerys Transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including acceptance of the TSX-V and completion of US$55 million in related equity/stream/royalty/debt financings. The first tranche of the equity financing has closed and the Company anticipates that the royalty/stream/debt financing and the Imerys Transaction will close within two weeks.

About Northern Graphite
Northern Graphite is a Canadian company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and focused on becoming a world leading producer of natural graphite and upgraded, high value products critical to the green energy revolution including anode material for lithium-ion batteries/EVs, fuel cells and graphene, as well as advanced industrial technologies.

Completion of the Transaction will enable Northern to become the only North American and the world's third largest graphite producing company outside of China. Northern will also own two large scale development projects that have high quality flake graphite and are located close to infrastructure in politically stable jurisdictions. These projects will enable the Company to significantly expand production to meet rapidly growing demand from the EV/battery markets.

Qualified Person
Gregory Bowes, B.Sc. MBA P.Geo is a "qualified person" as ‎‎defined under NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the content of this news release including data disclosed with respect to the Mousseau West Property.‎

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This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "potential", "possible" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may", "will", "could", or "should" occur. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but not limited to, statements regarding the Company's plans with respect to due diligence and the potential acquisition of the Property, future production from LDI, its intentions to complete the Imerys Transaction and related financings, the Company's market position post-Transaction and the future demand for graphite. All such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by management based on their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors they believe are appropriate in the circumstances. However, these statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected including, but not limited to unexpected changes in laws, rules or regulations, or their enforcement by applicable authorities; the failure of other parties to perform as agreed; social or labour unrest; changes in commodity prices; unexpected failure or inadequacy of infrastructure and the failure of ongoing and contemplated studies to deliver anticipated results or results that would justify and support continued studies, development or operations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.

Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based on what management believes are reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with them. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Subject to applicable securities laws, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this news release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Overview

Northern Lights Resources Corp. (CSE:NLR) is a growth-oriented exploration and development company with promising projects in Nevada and Arizona.

In Arizona, Northern Lights Resources owns 100 percent of the Secret Pass gold project. Secret Pass is located 15 kilometers north of the historic Oatman gold mining district in northwest Arizona that produced 2 million ounces of gold between 1892 and 1940 at an average gold grade of over 15 g/t.

Over the last several years, the area has been rediscovered with several gold exploration and production projects active. Producing gold projects in the area include the Northern Vertex Corp.’s (TSXV:NEE) Moss mine, which is an open-pit heap leach operation, as well as the Gold Roads underground mine operated by Aura Minerals (TSX:ORA).

The Tin Cup mine at Secret Pass operated from the early 1900s to approximately 1930.

Exploration drilling completed at Tin Cup from 1984 to 1991 by Santa Fe Gold and other companies intersected high-grade gold mineralization from near-surface to a depth of approximately 180 meters. The average depth of the 145 historic holes completed on the Secret Pass property was 95 meters. Assay results from the historic drilling at Tin Cup ranged up to 40 g/t Au.

Prior to ownership by Northern Lights, exploration on the Secret Pass Gold Project was limited to the Tin Cup and FM zones that represent only 10 percent of the total project area. Ninety percent of the claim area has never been explored by modern methods and technology. There are over 20 historic workings that have been identified on the Secret Pass claim area.

Exploration work completed by Northern Lights during 2020 has identified significant potential for high-grade gold mineralization at the Tin Cup and FM zones plus the newly identified Fiery Squid zone as well as 20 additional targets based on field work and aeromagnetic and IP geophysical survey results.

The Secret Pass Gold Project is a promising gold exploration property with no production royalty NSR allowing NLR shareholders potentially significant exploration upside.

Northern Lights Resources’ second strategic property is the Medicine Springs silver, lead and zinc project located in Elko County in North Eastern Nevada.

The Medicine Springs project comprises 149 unpatented Federal mineral claims covering 1,189 hectares located in the Ruby Mountains Valley just off the famous Carlin Trend. The Medicine Springs project has the potential to host a large scale high grade silver-zinc-lead Carbonate Replacement Deposit (CRD) deposit.

On October 5, 2020, Northern Lights announced a Option and Joint Venture Agreement with Reyna Silver Corp. (TSXV:RSLV) on the Medicine Springs silver project.

Under the terms of the Agreement, Reyna Silver can earn up to 80 percent equity in the Medicine Springs Project by completing minimum exploration expenditures of US$2.4 million plus other commitments and paying a cash payment of US$1 million to Northern Lights by no later than December 31, 2023. Northern Lights has a free carry (with no future repayment) until Reyna Silver has spent US$4 million on exploration on the project.

Dr. Peter Megaw, Technical Advisor to Reyna Silver, commented: “Medicine Springs ticks the most important boxes we look for in CRD exploration including location on a large regional structure that hosts significant CRDs, situated at the top or a thick section of potentially favorable carbonate host rocks and evidence of high silver grades. Some of the dump and rock chip samples run well over our 400 g/t (12 oz/t) silver threshold and it is quite likely that similar grades were diluted by the Reverse Circulation drilling used historically in the district. We will be drilling core to get a true picture of the clearly structurally-controlled mineralization as we trace it towards its source.”

Northern Lights Resources’ management team and insiders, currently own a 30 percent stake in the company. Led by an experienced board with strong capital markets and project development expertise. Northern Lights Resources is well financed, no debt and will shortly be drilling on both properties.

Company Highlights

  • Successfully closed a non-brokered private placement of $2.1 million in September 2020
  • Debt free with over $1.5 million of cash to progress exploration on Secret Pass
  • Both projects are situated in mining-friendly jurisdictions in the US.
  • Both projects are drill ready.
  • Signed Option/Joint Venture agreement with Reyna Silver to acquire up to 80 percent of the Medicine Springs property, allowing Northern Lights Resources to focus on Secret Pass and future possible property acquisitions
  • Potential for high-grade silver and large scale CRD silver zinc lead deposit at Medicine Springs.
  • Significant exploration upside potential with drilling to begin on Secret Pass
  • Strong, experienced management team and board.

Key Projects

Secret Pass Gold Project

In July 2019, Northern Lights Resources acquired the 868 hectare Secret Pass gold project in Mohave County, northwestern Arizona. The project is located 13 kilometers south of the Oatman-Katherine gold district. Established in 1863, the district is Arizona’s third-largest gold-producing area. It is reported that the region produced over two million ounces of gold and one million ounces of silver between 1870 and 1940 at an average grade of over 15 g/t Au.

Over the last several years the area has been rediscovered with several gold exploration and production projects active. Producing gold projects in the area include Northern Vertex Corp.’s Moss mine, which is an open-pit heap leach operation, as well as the Gold Roads underground mine operated by Aura Minerals.

Mining records indicate that there were over 20 historic mine workings on the property.

Exploration drilling completed at Tin Cup from 1984 to 1991 by Santa Fe Gold and other companies intersected high-grade gold mineralization from near-surface to a depth of approximately 180 meters. The average depth of the 145 historic holes completed on the Secret Pass property was 95 meters. Assay results from the historic drilling at Tin Cup ranged up to 40 g/t Au.

There was no exploration work completed on the property between 1991 and 2019 when Northern Lights purchased 100 percent interest in the Secret Pass Project.

During 2020, Northern Lights has completed significant geological fieldwork on Secret Pass including:

  • Airborne drone photogrammetry mapping survey (completed May/Sept 2020)
  • Airborne drone magnetic survey and interpretation (completed Sept 2020)
  • Geological mapping and stream sediment and panned concentrate sampling (Sept/October 2020)
  • Reinterpretation of historical IP survey data
  • A detailed review of historical geological work and GIS digitization and orientation of historic data

Exploration work completed by Northern Lights during 2020 has identified significant potential for high-grade gold mineralization at the Tin Cup and FM zones plus the newly identified Fiery Squid zone as well as 20 additional targets based on field work and aeromagnetic and IP geophysical survey results.

Work completed by Northern Lights indicates that historic drilling has only tested the upper part of the potential epithermal gold zone at the Tin Cup and FM prospects.

Secret Pass Geological Model

Northern Lights has announced an initial 1,600 metre drill program at Secret Pass to be completed in 2020.

Northern Lights Resources Medicine Springs project

Overview

Comprised of 149 unpatented mineral claims and totaling 1,206 hectares in Elko, Nevada, the Medicine Springs project is focused on targeting the property’s silver-lead-zinc deposits. Northern Lights Resources holds an option to acquire a 100 percent interest in the project over a six year term. Between 1910 and 1956, the project produced 160 tonnes of lead, 800 kilograms of zinc and 500 kilograms of silver from its mine shafts and shallow surface digging.

Exploration

Since acquiring the Medicine Springs Project in 2017, Northern Lights has completed exploration work including detailed geological mapping, rock sampling, an analysis of historic geophysical survey data (CSAMT and IP), a review of historic exploration drilling, an aeromagnetic survey and an Ionic Leach soil geochemistry survey.

The historic 125 shallow Reverse Circulation drill holes on the Medicine Springs Project encountered partially oxidized silver-zinc-lead mineralization at depths of up to 180 meters intersecting silver grades of up to 225 g/t. An extensive rock sampling program was completed in 2018 with a total of 66 samples collected in conjunction with surface mapping. Of the 66 samples collected, 27 samples assayed greater than 20 g/t silver and there were 17 samples with silver assays exceeding 100 g/t and a maximum value of 559 g/t. The Ionic Leach soil geochemistry survey completed in 2019 defined a strong coherent NE trending silver-zinc-lead anomaly which measures more than 2,000 meters in length and ranges up to 500 meters in width.

The results of the exploration work completed by Northern Lights at the Medicine Springs Project highlight the potential for significant silver-zinc-lead mineralization including the potential for high-grade CRD style mineralization.

On October 5, 2020 Northern Lights announced an Option and Joint Venture Agreement with Reyna Silver Corp.

Under the terms of the Agreement, Reyna Silver can earn up to 80 percent equity in the Medicine Springs Project by completing minimum exploration expenditures of US$2.4 million plus other commitments and paying a cash payment of US$1 million to Northern Lights by no later than December 31, 2023. Northern Lights has a free carry (with no future repayment) until Reyna Silver as spent US$4 million on exploration on the project.

Northern Lights has an initial approved exploration drill program of approximately 4,900 meters in place for the Medicine Springs Project. Reyna Silver intends to start work on the property immediately with a focus on evaluation and the start of exploration core drilling.

Dr. Peter Megaw, Technical Advisor to Reyna Silver, commented, “Medicine Springs ticks the most important boxes we look for in CRD exploration including location on a large regional structure that hosts significant CRDs, situated at the top or a thick section of potentially favorable carbonate host rocks and evidence of high silver grades. Some of the dump and rock chip samples run well over our 400 g/t (12 oz/t) silver threshold and it is quite likely that similar grades were diluted by the Reverse Circulation drilling used historically in the district. We will be drilling core to get a true picture of the clearly structurally-controlled mineralization as we trace it towards its source.”

“The geological and geochemical characteristics of the Medicine Springs mineralization strongly suggest a distal carbonate replacement setting related to a concealed molybdenum porphyry system. The geochemical signature and style of mineralization observed at Medicine is similar to other carbonate-hosted, silver-rich base metal veins, CRD and skarns deposits developed peripheral or above copper-molybdenum porphyry stocks,” said Northern Lights Resources Head Geologist Gary Artmont.

Medicine Springs CRD Geological Model

In 2019, soil geochemistry survey and rock sampling identified a large silver zinc lead anomaly in a previously unexplored area of the Medicine Springs claims. The prospective zone of mineralization is up to 1,800 meters in length and up to 550 meters wide. Surface samples showed silver grades of over 400 g/t in multiple samples. This area will be tested by a drill program in 2020/21.

Medicine Springs Project – Rock Assays / Ionic Leach Ag-Zn-Pb Soil Anomaly

Management Team

Albert (Rick) Timcke — Executive Chairman, President and Director

Rick Timcke is a Vancouver-based entrepreneur and financier who has been involved in public equity market roles for more than 30 years. He specializes in the marketing, funding, restructuring and formation of Canadian-based resource issuers listed on both Canadian and US exchanges. Over his career, he has held senior roles in listed public companies ranging from Investor Relations to being an Officer and Director. Previously held positions include: CEO of Northern Lights Resources Corp., Director of LiCo Energy Corp., Investor Relations of Nevada Energy Metals Inc., Corporate Development and Investor Relations of Auracle Resources Ltd., President, CEO and Director of Tajiri Resources.

Jason Bahnsen — CEO and Director

Mr. Bahnsen is a Canadian mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in natural resources finance and operations. Jason’s career has spanned a broad range of roles in the resources industry. He began his career in mine development, working for underground mine contracting companies in Canada, Indonesia and Australia. He has held production roles at several gold and base metal mine operations in capacities as mine planning engineer, project engineer and shift boss. Following several years working with Rio Tinto in Australia where Jason was involved in mine feasibility study work and business development roles, he moved into investment banking. Jason spent approximately 10 years working as a resource banker working with firms including Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Bank and Fox Davies Capital on major international resource acquisition and equity market transactions. Following a successful career in banking, Jason became involved in resource company development and has held CEO roles for several private and listed resource exploration and development companies. Mr. Bahnsen holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Queen’s University in Kingston and an MBA from University of New England, Australia.

Mr. Richard A. Kelertas, BscF. MscF. — Independent Director

For over 35 years, Mr. Kelertas has held various positions in corporate Canada, encompassing sales, marketing, corporate development, corporate banking and equity capital markets. For 25 years, he has been a top ranked Equity Analyst and worked for firms including Dundee Canada, Scotia McLeod, National Bank of Canada, and Mercantile Bank of Canada. Mr. Kelertas was recently Manager – Special Projects (Pulp & Paper) at Resolute Forest Products Ltd., and before that served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development At Allana Potash Corp. from May 1, 2012 to July 28, 2015. Ear;y in his career Richard worked in the resources division of Noranda Inc and held various sales, marketing and corporate development positions. He has served as a Director of Strata Minerals Inc. From July 24, 2012 to April 01, 2016 and was CEO of Celeste Mining Corp. from March 2013 until November, 2015.

Gordon Tainton — Independent Director

Mr. Tainton has over 27 years of experience at senior management levels in various sectors of the commodity trading and distribution. Within management teams, he has financed and developed port/terminal projects for bulk liquid and solid products in the Americas, Asia and Oceania. He spent eight years with Sumitomo Corp. of Tokyo sourcing, purchasing and delivering key industrial mineral commodities. Since 2010 Mr. Tainton has held various executive and non-executive Board positions in both public and private companies.

Graham Keevil — Non-Executive Director

Graham Keevil brings 13 years of public company experience; specifically in the funding and management of Publicly Traded Resources Issues. Graham has worked with Teck Resources, Selkirk Metals, Pure Diamonds, Cross Lake Minerals, and a variety of other public ventures. Graham has been President of Tajiri Resources since July 2013.

Leon Ho, CPA — CFO

Leon Ho is a chartered professional accountant working at Cross Davis & Company LLP, a chartered professional accountant firm providing accounting services to publicly-listed entities, primarily in the mining sector. He works directly with mining CEOs and directors assisting with their regulatory and accounting needs.

Northern Lights Resources’ Geological Team

Northern Lights has a strong experienced in-house geological team with many years of experience in exploration globally. The company employs advanced geological exploration and geophysics to do fundamental exploration work on its projects. Critical time is spent completing background geological work including mapping, sampling, aeromagnetic, IP geophysics, ionic leaching soil geochemistry, spectral analysis and GIS geological modelling to get an understanding of the geological systems for each project prior to drilling. The team is led by Gary Artmont one of the foremost epithermal and porphyry exploration geologists globally. Northern Lights has in-house GIS expertise that allows the company to utilize 3D modeling of all historic information together with new geological information to get a clear picture of the structure and potential of each deposit.

Gary Artmont — Head Geologist

Gary Artmont is a senior exploration geologist with over 40 years of international experience in regions including Canada, USA, Mexico, South America, Indonesia, Africa, Russia, China and Mongolia. He is a fellow member of AUSIMM and qualified to write NI 43-101 or JORC Competent Person reports. His exploration background extends from grassroots to project pre-feasibility studies. His working experience related to a wide variety of mineral settings that include precious metals, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, industrial and energy commodities. He has held senior positions with Rio Tinto, Kennecott Australia, Freeport McMoran Indonesia, Union Carbide, Norilsk Nickel and Ivanhoe Mining. From 1989 to 1995, he served as the chief exploration geologist for Freeport responsible for conducting exploration over a 57,000 square kilometer contract of work surrounding the world-class Grasberg deposit.

Mr. Paul Q Warren — Project Geologist

Paul is a highly experienced and certified Professional Geologist with over 25 years of experience in exploration, geotechnical, structural geology and mine operations based in Tucson, Arizona. From 1995 to 2017, Paul worked for PT Freeport McMoran at the company’s copper and gold mine in Irian Jaya, Indonesia (one of the largest copper-gold mines in the world). Paul held a range of operating and management positions at Freeport including Exploration Geologist, in which he conducted helicopter assisted exploration in remote locations, as well as General Superintendent roles leading and training Freeport geological teams in resource, geology and hydrology modelling. Paul is an expert at computer based modeling and early stage exploration of Cu-Au porphyry skarn deposits. Paul holds a Master of Arts in Geology and a Bachelor of Science Geology from University of Texas.

Mr. William (Bill) Tafuri — Geological Consultant

Bill oversees Northern Lights exploration at Medicine Springs. Bill has over 40 years of experience working on a wide range of gold and base metals exploration and development projects throughout USA, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia. Bill’s experience includes senior roles with: Getty Mining Company, at which he managed exploration and project evaluation for porphyry copper as well as gold projects; Senior Geologist at Santa Fe Gold and subsequently Newmont Gold; Phelps Dodge where he directed and lead local geological teams in Kazakhstan and evaluated gold and polymetallic deposits; and Chief Geologist for Kinross Gold, where he was responsible for all exploration projects in the Western Hemisphere. Bill holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Utah and a Masters in Geology and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nevada. Bill is based in Park City, Utah.

Northern Graphite Clarifies Disclosure on South Okak Exploration Results

Northern Graphite Clarifies Disclosure on South Okak Exploration Results

Northern Graphite Corporation (TSXV: NGC) (OTCQB: NGPHF) (FSE: 0NG) (XSTU: ONG) (the "Company" or "Northern"), at the request of IIROC, is re-issuing exploration results from its Press Release of April 4, 2022 to provide additional information on QAQC, the analytical laboratory and analytical techniques and the Qualified Person and contact person. The results of the program are unchanged.

A majority of the samples were taken from numerous gossans located on structures which cross-cut the main NW trending suture that traverses through the area and also hosts the Voisey's Bay deposits. Some of these gossans are over 2km in length and represent multiple exploration targets. One sample returned 1.1% Cu, 0.85% Ni and 0.13% Co and another 1.1% Cu, 0.43% Ni and .085% Co. As per the table below, a number of samples also exceeded 1.0% Ni equivalent. These are significant values given they were collected from highly weathered gossanous material.

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Northern Graphite Reports Nickel/Copper/Cobalt Assays from South Okak Project

Northern Graphite Reports Nickel/Copper/Cobalt Assays from South Okak Project

Provides Update on Imerys Transaction and Financing Extension

Northern Graphite Corporation (TSXV: NGC) (OTCQB: NGPHF) (FSE: ONG) (XSTU: ONG) (the "Company" or "Northern") is pleased to provide assay results from its 2021 field season on the South Okak nickelcoppercobalt property in Labrador. Rock samples were collected throughout the property, including 15 samples from historical drill core, and over 40 kilometers of high-resolution magnetometer data was acquired over two high priority target areas as part of the program.

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Northern Graphite Well Positioned to Benefit From New Critical Minerals Developments in Ontario

Northern Graphite Well Positioned to Benefit From New Critical Minerals Developments in Ontario

Northern Graphite Corporation (TSXV: NGC) (OTCQB: NGPHF) (FSE: ONG) (XSTU:ONG) (the "Company" or "Northern") is pleased to provide shareholders and investors with a summary and analysis of a number of important developments with respect to the critical minerals industry in the Province of Ontario. The Company believes that its Bissett Creek graphite deposit is the most advanced critical minerals development project in Ontario and accordingly, that it is well positioned to benefit. Graphite is the largest component in a lithium ion battery ("LiB") and supply is currently dominated by China.

In mid March, the Ontario government announced the launch of a Critical Minerals Strategy, setting a five year roadmap to establish the province as a reliable global supplier of responsibly sourced critical minerals. The six pillars of the strategy include "growing domestic processing and creating resilient local supply chains" as well as "investing in critical minerals innovation, research and development." This strategy seeks to leverage Ontario's wealth of raw materials, close proximity to manufacturing plants and markets, and green hydroelectric power to facilitate the production of products with high ESG standards and low carbon footprints. These competitive advantages will enable the province to play a significant role in the development of a North American supply chain that isn't dependant on raw materials from China.

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Northern Graphite Plans to Further Reduce Carbon Footprint of Bissett Creek Project

Northern Graphite Plans to Further Reduce Carbon Footprint of Bissett Creek Project

Northern Graphite Corporation (TSXV: NGC) (OTC Pink: NGPHF) (FSE: ONG) (XSTU: ONG) (the "Company" or "Northern") is pleased to announce that Minviro Ltd. ("Minviro") has updated its Life Cycle Assessment ("LCA") on the production of graphite concentrate from the Bissett Creek deposit to include the benefits of an electric mining fleet. Minviro has estimated that by using electricity from the Ontario grid to power both the mining fleet (rather than diesel) and the processing plant (instead of using natural gas), the Global Warming Potential ("GWP") of the Bissett Creek project could be reduced by approximately 80 per cent, from 2.2 kilograms ("kg") of CO2 eq. per kg of graphite produced to 0.45 kg of CO2 eq. Minviro's report is publicly available here.

Northern commissioned Minviro's report to help guide the Company in developing a carbon neutral project. Additionally, Minviro benchmarked the potential carbon footprint of Bissett Creek against the production of Chinese natural and synthetic graphite and their upgrade into battery anode material ("BAM").

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Northern Graphite Financing Update

Northern Graphite Financing Update

Northern Graphite Corporation (TSXV: NGC) (OTC Pink: NGPHF) (FSE: 0NG) (XSTU: 0NG) (the "Company" or "Northern") announces that it has received a 30 day extension from the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV") to close the final tranche of its private placement (the "Private Placement") being conducted in connection with the Company's previously announced acquisition of the producing Lac des Iles graphite mine in Quebec and the Okanjande graphite depositOkorusu processing plant in Namibia from subsidiaries of Imerys Group ("Imerys") for approximately US$40 million (the "Transaction"). The final date for acceptance by the TSXV of the Private Placement has been extended to April 4, 2022 in order for the Company to finalize documentation associated with the debenture, royalty and streaming financings with the Sprott Group. It is anticipated that the Transaction, the final tranche of the Private Placement and the debentureroyaltystream financings will close in mid-March, 2022.

As previously announced, the Company completed an initial closing of the Private Placement on February 10, 2022, in which it issued a total of 25,762,500 subscription receipts (the "Subscription Receipts") at a price of $0.75 each for gross proceeds of approximately $19.3 million, through a syndicate of agents led by Sprott Capital Partners LP and including Cormark Securities Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Tamesis Partners LLP.

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Mason Graphite Files Management Information Circular for Special Shareholders' Meeting

  • Special Meeting called to consider and vote on the Proposed JV Transaction with Nouveau Monde Graphite
  • Shareholders also to consider and vote on a proposed change of business of Mason Graphite from a "Tier 2 mining issuer" to a "Tier 2 investment issuer"
  • Board recommends that shareholders vote FOR the Proposed JV Transaction with Nouveau Monde Graphite and the Proposed Change of Business

Mason Graphite Inc. (" Mason Graphite " or the " Company ") (TSX-V: LLG) (OTCQX: MGPHF) today announced that it has filed and is in the process of mailing the management information circular (the " Circular ") and related materials for the special meeting (the " Special Meeting ") of shareholders of Mason Graphite (" Shareholders ") called for the following purposes:

(i) to consider and, if deemed advisable, to pass an ordinary resolution (the " JV Resolution ") approving, among other things, the entering into of an option and joint venture agreement with Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (" Nouveau Monde ") (NYSE: NMG) (TSX-V: NOU), pursuant to which (A) Mason Graphite will grant to Nouveau Monde a sole, exclusive, irrevocable and non-assignable option to acquire a fifty-one percent (51%) undivided co-ownership interest in the Lac Guéret property owned by the Company (the " Lac Guéret Property ") and other related assets (the " Option ") and, (B) upon the exercise of such Option by Nouveau Monde, form of a joint venture with Nouveau Monde to undertake exploration, development and mining activities at the Lac Guéret Property (the " Joint Venture ") (the granting of the Option and the formation of the Joint Venture being hereinafter referred to as the " Proposed JV Transaction ") pursuant to Policy 5.3 – Acquisitions and Dispositions of Non-Cash Assets of the TSX Venture Exchange (the " TSX-V ");

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South Star Battery Metals Announces Closing of Non-Brokered Private Placement

South Star Battery Metals Announces Closing of Non-Brokered Private Placement

South Star Battery Metals Corp. ("South Star" or the "Company") (TSXV: STS) (OTCQB: STSBF), is pleased to announce that it has completed a non-brokered private placement of units (the "Private Placement" or the "Offering") for total proceeds of C$1,906,990. The majority of participation in the Private Placement was with key institutional investors and insiders. Net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used for advanced materials sample preparation, commercial agreements, project finance and general working capital requirements for the Company.

The Private Placement consists of 3,467,254 units priced at post-consolidation price of C$0.55 per unit (the "Units"). Each Unit consists of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant (the "Warrants"). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company at an exercise price of C$1.25 per common share for a period of five years from the date of issue. The securities are subject to a four-month hold period from the date of closing and approval by the TSXV, expiring October 24, 2022.The Company issued an aggregate of 1,636 finders' warrants in connection with the Private Placement (equal to 6% of the number of Units sold to subscribers introduced to the Company by the finders) and $54,300 in cash finders' fees were paid to certain finders (equal to 6% of the gross proceeds of the offering sold to subscribers introduced to the Company by the finders).

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Battery Mineral Resources Announces Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders

Battery Mineral Resources Announces Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders

Battery Mineral Resources Corp. (TSXV: BMR) (OTCQB: BTRMF) ("Battery" or "BMR" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its Annual General and Special Meeting ("AGM") will be held virtually on June 28th, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. EDT 1:00 p.m. PST.

Shareholders of record as of May 24th, 2022, are entitled to vote their common shares of the Company ("Common Shares") at the AGM. The Company encourages its shareholders to vote in advance of the AGM using the Voting Instruction Form or the Form of Proxy that were mailed to them with the meeting materials. Shareholders are reminded that proxies must be received by 4:00 p.m. EDT / 1:00 p.m. PST on June 24th, 2022. Copies of the meeting materials are available under Battery's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

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Altech Chemicals Ltd Silumina Anodes Pilot Plant Construction Contract Executed

Perth, Australia (ABN Newswire) - Altech Chemicals Limited (ASX:ATC) (FRA:A3Y) is pleased to announce that following a site visit this week by Altech's senior management in Saxony, Germany, a final construction contract for the Silumina AnodesTM pilot plant with Kuttner GmbH & Co. KG (Kuttner) was executed.

Highlights

- Silumina AnodesTM pilot plant construction contract executed with Kuttner GmbH & Co

- Final plant engineering design and cost estimation completed

- Strong experience in delivering metallurgical plant projects

- Long lead items procurement has already commenced

German engineering firm Kuttner has completed the final plant engineering design and cost estimation.

The Basic Engineering phase has confirmed key design parameters, locking in key equipment capacities and validating operational criteria. Kuttner will immediately commence the procurement process, and construction of the pilot plant will follow when equipment begins arriving towards the back end of this year.

The pilot plant is designed to produce 120kg per day of Silumina AnodesTM coated battery anode material, which will be made available to selected European battery manufacturers and auto-makers. The pilot plant will be established in Dock3 (leased warehouse space), next door to Altech's land in Schwarze Pumpe Industrial Park in Saxony, Germany.

Altech, with its cash position at the end of March 2022 of A$11.571 million, is well funded to construct and complete the pilot plant. The pilot plant is estimated to cost A$7.177 million, of which A$5.382 million will be funded by Altech (75% owner) and A$1.794 million will be funded by Altech Advanced Materials AG (25% owner).

Kuttner is a German-based industrial plant engineering and EPC contractor, with strong experience in design, procurement, project and construction management and plant commissioning across a range of industries. They have previously completed metallurgical plant, water and off-gas treatment projects in Germany. Kuttner bringing valuable local knowledge to the execution of the project.



About Altech Chemicals Ltd:

Altech Chemicals Limited (ASX:ATC) (FRA:A3Y) is aiming to become one of the world's leading suppliers of 99.99% (4N) high purity alumina (Al2O3) through the construction and operation of a 4,500tpa high purity alumina (HPA) processing plant at Johor, Malaysia. Feedstock for the plant will be sourced from the Company's 100%-owned kaolin deposit at Meckering, Western Australia and shipped to Malaysia.

HPA is a high-value, high margin and highly demanded product as it is the critical ingredient required for the production of synthetic sapphire. Synthetic sapphire is used in the manufacture of substrates for LED lights, semiconductor wafers used in the electronics industry, and scratch-resistant sapphire glass used for wristwatch faces, optical windows and smartphone components. Increasingly HPA is used by lithium-ion battery manufacturers as the coating on the battery's separator, which improves performance, longevity and safety of the battery. With global HPA demand approximately 19,000t (2018), it is estimated that this demand will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% (2018-2028); by 2028 HPA market demand will be approximately 272,000t, driven by the increasing adoption of LEDs worldwide as well as the demand for HPA by lithium-ion battery manufacturers to serve the surging electric vehicle market.



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Altech Chemicals Ltd

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South Star Battery Metals Announces Effective Date of Consolidation

South Star Battery Metals Announces Effective Date of Consolidation

South Star Battery Metals Corp. (" South Star " or the " Company ") (TSXV: STS) (OTCQB: STSBF) announces that it is proceeding with its previously announced share consolidation on the basis of five (5) pre-consolidation common shares for one (1) new post-consolidation common share (the " Consolidation "). Effective at market open on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the Company's common shares will commence trading on a post-consolidation basis. The Company's name and trading symbol will remain unchanged.

The Consolidation will reduce the number of common shares issued and outstanding from 102,533,520 to approximately 20,506,704 common shares after rounding adjustments. No fractional common shares will be issued as a result of the Consolidation. All fractional shares resulting from the Consolidation will be rounded down to the nearest whole number and the fractional share will be cancelled.

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South Star Battery Metals Announces Repricing of Non-Brokered Private Placement

South Star Battery Metals Announces Repricing of Non-Brokered Private Placement

South Star Battery Metals Corp. ("South Star" or the "Company") (TSXV: STS) (OTCQB: STSBF), is announcing that it is repricing the previously announced (May 19, 2022) non-brokered private placement of units (the "Private Placement" or the "Offering") to raise approximately C$2,000,000 in order to better reflect the current market conditions for common shares of the Company. On a pre-consolidation basis, the Offering will be repriced from C$0.15 per unit (the "Units") to C$0.11 per unit and consist of approximately 18,181,818 Units. Each Unit will consist of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant (the "Warrants"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company at an exercise price of C$0.25 per common share for a period of five years from the date of issue.

All other terms and conditions of the Offering remain unchanged. The closing of the Offering is subject to customary conditions, including the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV"). The Company may pay finders' fees under the offering in accordance with applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. The securities will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of closing. The Private Placement is subject to a 25% over-allotment option and to an acceleration clause. See below for further details.

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