May 11, 2021
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Historical Mineral Resources Disclosure
This website contains mineral resources disclosure information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The mineral resource statements in this website include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the historical concentrations of lithium found in brines in the Company’s project areas (the “Historical Estimate”).
Source and date of the Historical Estimate
Jensen, G.K.S. (2015): Trace element and other analyses of Paleozoic-aged brines from southeastern Saskatchewan (Townships 1 to 13, Ranges 5 to 21 W2M); Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Data File Report 37. http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/details.cfm?p=79894.
Relevance and reliability of Historical Estimate
Lithium concentration of 190 mg/L was reported in brine collected from a producing oil well located in the Devonian Duperow Formation. The well where the sample was collected is located within 5 kilometers of some of Prairie Lithium’s mineral permits.
Key assumptions, parameters, and methods used to prepare the Historical Estimate
The sample was collected by Government of Saskatchewan employees as part of a provincial brine sampling program testing brine samples from 42 producing wells in Saskatchewan. The wells were each sampled using protocol established in Lico, M.S., Kharaka, Y.K., Carothers, W.W. and Wright, V.A. (1982): Methods for collection and analysis of geopressured geothermal and oilfield water; U.S. Geological Survey, Water Supply Paper 2194, 21p., with only slight modifications. Samples were analyzed by Exova Group PLC’s in its laboratory in Edmonton , Alberta.
Resource categories used (see CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves)
The Historical Estimate is a data set only and does not refer to or establish any resource categories
More recent estimates or data available
To management's knowledge, no further data is available within 5 kilometres of Prairie Lithium’s property in the Duperow Formation and this sample represents the most recent sample in the area. The producing oil well that the sample was collected from has since been suspended which means no more additional samples could be collected.
Work that needs to be done to upgrade or verify the Historical Estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves
The Duperow Formation must be accessed through a well bore to verify the historical estimate and further establish and categorize the resource.
An independent Qualified Person will be required to review and validate the historical data and historical estimates and compile an updated current Technical Report in accordance with NI 43-101.
The Historical Estimate is not current. The Company states with equal prominence that a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves and the Company is not treating the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves.