Vancouver, B.C., January 26, 2017: American Potash (the “company”; AMP:CSE) has successfully located an additional 151 Federal lithium placer mining claims totaling 3,020 acres in the Paradox Basin, Grand County, Utah. The newly acquired lithium claims are located within and around AMP’s existing lithium claims and Utah State lithium leases in the north and northeast sections of their approximately 27,156-acre Federal Potash Prospecting Permit Application area. The new claims effectively tie the previously located lithium claims and four Utah State lease blocks into a contiguous block of lithium holdings totaling some 9,040 acres. American Potash also control an additional seven separate, non-contiguous Utah State lithium leases totaling approximately 4,480 acres that are outside the afore-mentioned 9,040-acre lithium holdings block.
As discussed in detail in the November 15, 2016 AMP News Release, both existing and new lithium claims cover known brine-hosting clastic stratigraphy in the Paradox Formation. Over-pressured brine production was recorded in the well log for historic oil and gas well Federal 1-26, located within the boundaries of AMP’s lithium claim block. Further, significant lithium concentrations ranging from 87 ppm to 1700 ppm have been measured in brines produced from the same brine-hosting stratigraphy as Federal 1-26 in several wells in the Long Canyon and Big Flat areas of the Paradox Basin, located approximately 10 miles south of the AMP claim block (AMP News Release, November 15, 2016). The documented occurrences of Li-enriched subsurface brines from several wells in the Paradox Basin, including beneath the AMP claim area, are considered very encouraging relative to the potential success of AMP’s Li exploration program.
American Potash continues to focus its near term efforts on potash and lithium exploration, development and potential future production in the Paradox Basin. Near term goals include completion of at least 2 exploration wells designed to test both potash cycle 5 and several potential Li-enriched brine aquifers in the Paradox Formation of the Paradox Basin beneath their lithium and potash claim/permit areas.
Kent Ausburn, PhD, PG is a qualified person within the meaning of NI 43-101. Dr. Ausburn has reviewed and is responsible for the technical details of this release.
About American Potash
American Potash is a public company focused on discovery, development and production of potassium and lithium resources in the Paradox Basin, Utah and elsewhere. American Potash currently holds exclusive rights to over 26,000 acres in the Paradox Basin with US federal potash permit applications. American Potash expects transferal of the potash permit applications to potash exploration permits by late 2016 or early 2017. In 2016 American Potash acquired lithium mining claims and Utah State lithium leases totaling approximately 8,900 acres (3,602 hectares).
On behalf of the Board of Directors
“Rudy de Jonge”
Rudy de Jonge, CEO
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