October 14, 2022
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE….Vancouver, British Columbia: Wealth Minerals Ltd. (the “Company” or “Wealth”) – (TSXV: WML; OTCQB: WMLLF; SSE: WMLCL; Frankfurt: EJZN), has discovered a 6-metre-thick zone of massive sulphide mineralization exposed at surface at its Kootenay Project, located south of Revelstoke, British Columbia (Figures 1 and 2). The semi-massive sulphide zone contains iron sulphides (pyrite), copper sulphides (chalcopyrite-bornite) and zinc sulphides and carbonate (sphalerite and hydrozincite) and was identified during field evaluation of a six-kilometre long highly prospective trend defined by favourable Lardeau Group geology, recently identified VTEM geophysical features, Ni-Cu-Zn soil geochemical anomalies and coincident magnetic anomalies (along strike; Figures 1 and 2). This newly identified semi-massive sulphide zone represents a priority target for Wealth Minerals and will be a focus of an immediate flow-through financing (see below).
Figure 1. Gossanous weathering semi-massive pyrite-chalcopyrite-bornite-sphalerite-galena with heavy hydrozincite crust in upper sphalerite-bearing layer (1A) and the sulphide horizon looking northwest along strike (1B).
Wealth’s CEO, Hendrik van Alphen, commented: “The discovery of a 6 metre wide zone of massive sulphides within a 6 kilometre-long trend of prospective Lardeau Group rocks significantly enhances the potential of the Kootenay Project and warrants immediate follow-up exploration to maximize value for Wealth’s shareholders.” Mr. van Alphen added: Wealth Minerals remains steadfast in its commitment to advancing its core lithium assets but also intends to leverage the Kootenay Project, now a low-cost, technically driven, battery metals discovery to provide additional value to shareholders. Management is committed to keep the operating cost of the Kootenay Project low, and as soon as the project requires significant spending, we intend to divest of the Kootenay Project via a spin-out or similar transaction to Wealth shareholders.”
In conjunction with the discovery, the Company is announcing a flow-through non-brokered, private placement offering of up to 6,814,814 units in the capital of the Corporation (the “Units”), for the subscription price of $0.27 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $1,840,000, with each Unit consisting of one “flow-through” common share (each, an “FT Share”) in the capital of the Corporation within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Canada Income Tax Act (“ITA”) and one-half of one “non-flow-through” common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”), with each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one non-flow-through common share in the capital of the Corporation (each, a “Warrant Share”) at an exercise price of $0.40 per Warrant Share for a period of 24 months (the “Flow-Through Offering”).
The proceeds of the Flow-Through Offering are expected to be used to incur eligible “Canadian exploration expenses” that will qualify as “flow-through mining expenditures” (within the meaning of the ITA) related to the Kootenay Project for renunciation to the subscribers under the Offering.
Finder’s fees may be payable to arm’s length parties that have introduced the Company to certain subscribers participating in the Flow-Through Offering. All securities issued in the Flow-Through Offering are subject to a four-month hold period, during which time the securities may not be traded.
The Company further announces a non-flow through non-brokered private placement of 2,500,000 shares (the “Shares”) at a price of $0.20 per Share (the “Non-Flow-Through Offering”) for gross proceeds of $500,000. The Non-Flow-Through Offering is fully subscribed.
There are no finder’s fees payable pursuant to the Non-Flow-Through Offering. All securities issued in the Non-Flow-Through Offering are subject to a four-month hold period, during which time the securities may not be traded.
Closing of the Flow-Through and Non-Flow-Through Offerings are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “U.S. Securities Act”), as amended, or any applicable state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to “U.S. persons”, as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act, absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
Kootenay Project Update
The Kootenay nickel-copper-zinc-gold property in southeastern British Columbia (the “Kootenay Project”) comprises two separate claim blocks including the Lardeau-Goldsmith claim block, covering 6,951 hectares, and the Ledgend claim block covering 1,728 hectares. The claims cover precious and base metal prospective lower Paleozoic greenstone and phyllite units within the Lardeau Group, which hosts Besshi-type volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) deposits north of Revelstoke. On August 17, 2022, the Company announced the results of recent geophysical studies (“Studies”), including the analysis of a completed VTEM survey that covered the north end of the Ledgend property, an area of very poor historical data coverage, but prospective stratigraphy (Figure 2). Two significant, highly conductive electromagnetic (“EM”) anomalies occur on the eastern edge of the geophysical survey grid and on strike with Ni-Cu-Zn soil and magnetic anomalies to the south. The strong conductors, with conductivity-thicknesses (“CTs”) of >300 siemens, were interpreted by geophysicist Martin St. Pierre to be shallow (Northeast target) and outcropping (Lost Ledge target) massive sulphides.
Figure 2. Airborne magnetics and EM conductors, Ledgend North and Main Grid areas.
Since the August 17, 2022, announcement, the Company’s geological team conducted a site visit to field-check the geophysical anomalies. At the Lost Ledge target, at the south edge of VTEM survey, geologists identified a previously undocumented outcrop of massive sulphide that extends for 30 metres along strike. At the southeast end, the phyllite-hosted layer is 6-metres thick and open in that direction, and tapers to between 1-2-metres thick at the northwest end, where it is also open along strike. Sphalerite, hydrozincite, chalcopyrite, bornite and pyrite were visually identified in the outcrop (see photos in Figure 1). Five chip samples, from one to three metres long, were taken across the layer at both ends and have been submitted to ALS Labs, Vancouver. Follow-up channel sampling utilizing a saw is planned for the following week, as well as tracing the horizon southeast into Lost Ledge creek. Also, further trail cutting will complete access to the northeast EM anomalies, which remain unvisited.
John Drobe, P.Geo., Wealth’s Exploration Manager and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed the scientific information that forms the basis for this news release, and has approved the disclosure herein. Mr. Drobe is not independent of the Company as he is a consultant and shareholder of Wealth and holds incentive stock options of the Company.
About Wealth Minerals Ltd.
Wealth is a mineral resource company with interests in Canada and Chile. The Company’s focus is the acquisition and development of lithium projects in South America.
The Company opportunistically advances battery metal projects where it has a peer advantage in project selection and initial evaluation. Lithium market dynamics and a rapidly increasing metal price are the result of profound structural issues with the industry meeting anticipated future demand. Wealth is positioning itself to be a major beneficiary of this future mismatch of supply and demand. In parallel with lithium market dynamics, Wealth believes other battery metals will benefit from similar industry trends.
For further details on the Company readers are referred to the Company’s website (www.wealthminerals.com) and its Canadian regulatory filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
WEALTH MINERALS LTD.
“Hendrik van Alphen”
Hendrik van Alphen
Chief Executive Officer
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian and US securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein including, without limitation, statements regarding the anticipated content, commencement, timing and cost of exploration programs, anticipated exploration program results, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, the Company’s expectation that it will be able to enter into agreements to acquire interests in additional mineral projects, and the anticipated business plans and timing of future activities of the Company, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, the state of the financial markets for the Company’s equity securities, the state of the commodity markets generally, variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, variations in the market price of any mineral products the Company may produce or plan to produce, the inability of the Company to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required, including TSXV acceptance, for its planned activities, the inability of the Company to produce minerals from its properties successfully or profitably, to continue its projected growth, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement its business strategies, and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Company’s latest interim Management Discussion and Analysis and filed with certain securities commissions in Canada. All of the Company’s Canadian public disclosure filings may be accessed via www.sedar.com and readers are urged to review these materials, including the technical reports filed with respect to the Company’s mineral properties.