MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2013) - Glen Eagle Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GER) ("Glen Eagle" or the "Company") is pleased to report key data resulting from the PEA study recently completed by SGS Canada Inc.
Of note: an important advantage of the Authier Lithium Project is that the deposit occurs as a large and geometrically favorable pegmatite body (Li2O carrier). The pegmatite occurs near surface and continues to a depth of 175 meters at a 45°angle. The deposit remains open at depth with some of the highest grades occurring near bottom.
In order to evaluate the preliminary economic potential of the project, the authors of the PEA made several assumptions, particularly with respect to marketing whereby Glen Eagle will sell half of his spodumene concentrate to the local emerging market with the remaining balance sold to the US market. There are currently two companies planning to process spodumene in the near to medium term in Quebec.
Presented below are the highlights of "the base" case scenario:
|CAPEX: $42.1 M|
|Processing rate: 2,200 tons per day at an average grade of 0.91% Li2O (diluted).|
|Open pit waste to ore ratio: 5.7 : 1|
|Project life: 10 years|
|NPV (Net Present Value) $53.3 M|
|IRR (Internal Rate of Return): 28.7%|
|Pay Back: 2 years|
|Discount rate: 6.0%|
|Selling price: $525.0 / ton of spodumene concentrate (6.0% Li2O)|
|Mill recovery: 85.0%|
The above results are in Canadian dollars and are presented as EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization).
A completed version of the report will be deposited on SEDAR within 45 days and available on the company's website.
Gilles Laverdière, P.Geo., a qualified person according to the NI 43-101 disclosing standards, is supervising the drilling program and has reviewed and approved the technical content presented herein.
"Neither 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."