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Top scientist Dr Krishna Sharma joins LithiumOre's advisory board

The industry veteran has designed and developed extraction processes for the recovery of lithium, manganese, zinc and potassium from geothermal brines

Batteries using lithium
The lithium resource exploration company has 1300 acres in the mineral-rich Western Nevada Basin

LithiumOre Corp announced Tuesday that it has expanded its advisory board to include well-known scientist and industry veteran Dr Krishna Sharma.

Sharma is the founder CEO of ITrace Biomedical Inc, a medical device technology company which has created an intelligent medical device platform for pain management. He also co-founded Sea2K, an R&D company that develops metal extraction and purification technologies from industrial waste water and effluents. Sea2K developed an extraction technology to recover potassium carbonate from seawater and distillery plants.

Prior to this, Sharma spent five years at Simbol Materials, as its lead scientist, designing and developing various extraction processes for the recovery of lithium, manganese, zinc and potassium from geothermal brines which are high in corrosive minerals.

Doug Cole, chairman and CEO of LithiumOre, said Sharma’s know-how about “all stages of extraction technology development” and collaboration with the FDA on several products leading to approval, made him “a key addition” to the advisory board.

“He will provide valuable insights and strategic guidance as we continue to develop our innovative battery metals extraction technology," said Cole.

Sharma holds over 25 US Patents and has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He is the product of an Indian and American education with a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Hyderabad. He has carried out post-doctoral research at Texas A&M University and University of Alabama.

"I am very pleased to join the advisory board of LithiumOre at this exciting time for the company. I believe LithiumOre is entering a rapid phase of growth. I look forward to working with LithiumOre to advance the company's extraction and processing business," said Sharma.

LithiumOre is a lithium resource exploration and development company with 1,300 mining claims, which is equal to 26,000 acres, in the mineral-rich Western Nevada Basin, situated in Railroad Valley in Nye County, Nevada. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oroplata Resources Inc (OTCMKTS:ORRP).

LithiumOre leverages the global shift to renewable energy and the electric vehicle revolution by capitalizing on the ultralight battery metal used in making lithium-ion batteries for cell phones, electric vehicles and computers.

--Updates to clarify the number of equivalent acres related to mining claims--

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