Wealth Announces Option for 100% of Meductic Vanadium Property


Date: Mar 14, 2019

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wealth Minerals Ltd. (the “Company” or “Wealth”) – (TSXV: WML; OTCQX: WMLLF; SSE: WMLCL; Frankfurt: EJZN), announces that it has signed an option agreement giving it the right (the “Option”) to acquire a 100% interest (subject to a 2% NSR royalty) in the Meductic vanadium properties (the “Property”) located approximately 79 km west northwest of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Henk Van Alphen, Wealth’s CEO, commented: “This acquisition was made to give Wealth shareholders increased exposure to metals tied to new battery technologies that are driving the global change in energy use.  Lithium and vanadium are key metal inputs with favorable market dynamics in terms of demand and limited supply.”

Stefan Schauss, a Director of Wealth and a vanadium battery expert, stated: “Vanadium is a new battery metal that is enjoying increased demand due to the growing popularity of flow batteries.  Flow batteries are used in applications where long duration energy storage is prioritized over other characteristics of rechargeable batteries.  Vanadium has historically only been used in the steel industry and new demand from battery manufacturers is expanding the demand landscape.”

Background

The Property, which is comprised of the Wickham 1, Bright Eye Brook 1, 2 and 3, and Meductic 3, 4 and 5 mineral tenures consists of a total area of approximately 1,749 hectares (see Figure 1 and 2).  The Property covers known areas of highly anomalous vanadium in outcrop.  In addition, a 2018 sample results program confirmed that there is a vanadium enriched section within the Property.  Sampling at both the Meductic and Bright Eye Brook mineral tenures area returned vanadium pentoxide values > 0.10% over lengths of between 30 and 64 meters.

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