Using a 400 parts per million (ppm) lithium cut-off grade, the deposit has 81.7 million tonnes at 1,121 ppm lithium in the higher confidence indicated resources category.
In the inferred (lower confidence) category, the NI-43 101 report has 18.1 million tonnes lithium at 1,131 ppm.
This all adds up to 487,887 tonnes of indicated resources and 109,410 tonnes of inferred of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE).
"We are very pleased with our maiden 43-101 resource," said Robert McAllister, CEO at Enertopia.
"We used a higher-grade cutoff and the resource shows very good continuity in resource tonnage as the ppm cutoff is raised to come up with a strong resource number based on the current lithium market metrics and these are laid out in detail in the company’s maiden 43-101 report."
Significantly, the resource report also showed that preliminary testing on extracting lithium from the mined material has shown that the material will be relatively inexpensive to process.
In addition, the type of processing envisioned will have a much smaller footprint than the more common lithium brine operations.
These use large evaporation ponds, making the proposed operation more environmentally friendly.
Enertopia is focused on using sustainable technology for extracting lithium and finding other emerging intellectual property (IP) in the electric vehicle (EV) and green technology sectors to build shareholder value.
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