BLM COMPLETES ITS REVIEW OF THE KIBBY BASIN, NEVADA- NOTICE OF INTENT TO DRILL

Vancouver, B.C. Canada, November 9, 2016 - Belmont Resources Inc. (TSX.V: BEA; FSE: L3L1; ("Belmont", or the "Company").

Kibby Drilling Update

Belmont Resources Inc. wholly owned subsidiary, Belmont Nevada Inc. is pleased to report that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tonopah field office has completed its review of the Kibby Basin - Notice of Intent (“NOI”) to drill up to nine (9) holes (200 - 500 feet in depth).

The work forms part of the phase 2 exploration program in the Kibby Basin as previously outlined in the NI 43-101 Technical Report (E.L. Hunsaker III – May 2016); following the completion of the phase 1- Geophysical Review (Wright Geophysics Inc.-June 2016), Gravity Survey (Magee Geophysical Services LLC –June 2016), and Kibby Basin Survey Interpretation (Wright Geophysics Inc. - June 26, 2016). 

The drill holes will require only minimal pad and access road construction, with a limited disturbance area of approximately 3.46 acres, in accordance with applicable BLM and Nevada Division of Minerals regulations. A reclamation bond has been posted and Belmont is will receive written confirmation that the NOI is officially accepted.

The Kibby Basin contains all the geological requirements needed for a lithium brine mine. Commercial deposits of shallow lithium brines have the following characteristics in common:

  • An arid climate
  • A closed basin with a dry seasonal lake
  • An active basin - tectonically driven subsidence
  • Igneous or geothermal activity - indicators suggest an area with locally higher heat flow
  • Lithium source/host rocks
  • A permeable aquifer - a large enough basin to develop porous layers that act as an aquifer
  • Enough time to concentrate brine. The age of the Monte Cristo Valley is estimated to be 11 to 24 million years old.

“We are now in the process of securing a drilling contractor and equipment”, said Vojtech Agyagos, CEO/President. 

“The drilling is designed to demonstrate the existence of a deposit of lithium within the prospect area. Recently announced surface samples assayed positive for lithium.”

The Kibby Basin Lithium project is located in Esmeralda County, Nevada and home to North Americas only producing lithium mine (Albemarle’s - NYSE: ALB) Silver Peak Mine.

The Kibby Basin is approximately 120 miles from Tesla’s $TSLA $5 billion lithium-ion battery Gigafactory currently under construction.

NI 43-101 Disclosure

Robert (“Bob”) G. Cuffney, Certified Professional Geologist, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.

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Belmont is an emerging resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada and Nevada, U.S.A.

On March 30, 2016; the Company entered into a property acquisition agreement to acquire sixteen placer (16) mining claims, representing 1036 hectares (2,560 acres) in Esmeralda County, Nevada, U.S.A. The Kibby Basin property is located 65 km north of Clayton Valley, Nevada.  The Company believes the property to be highly prospective to host lithium.

On July 11, 2016; the Company reported it has arranged the staking of 213 x 20 acre additional placer mineral claims totaling approx. 1724 hectares (4,260 acres) , adjoining the Kibby 16, increasing the total Kibby Basin land position (the “Property”) to 2760 hectares (6,820 acres).

In 50/50 ownership with International Montoro Resources Inc., Belmont  has acquired and is exploring joint venture opportunities for its  two significant uranium properties (Crackingstone -982 ha & Orbit Lake - 11,109 ha) in the Uranium City District in Northern Saskatchewan. 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Vojtech Agyagos"
Vojtech Agyagos
CEO/President

 

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