Chris Temple from The National Investor – Wed 23 Oct, 2019

Sharing some recent stock picks in a wide range of sectors

Chris joins me today to share some of the recent stocks picks he has made to his members. All the stocks with symbols are listed below. It should be noted that some of these stocks are just starting to bounce after a rough selloff. If you have any further questions for Chris regarding these companies please click the link below to go to his website or email me at

  • Frontier Lithium – TSX.V:FL
  • Piedmont Lithium – Nasdaq:PLL
  • Sarepta Therapeutics – Nasdaq: SRPT
  • Sernova – TSX.V:SVA and OTC:SEOVF

Please note that the symbols given for the TSX stocks in the interview should have been noted as TSX.V listed.

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XPS, Frontier Lithium partner to pilot LiOH process

Frontier Lithium Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with XPS Expert Process Solutions (a Glencore company) and Dr. Ahmad Ghahreman, a Queen’s University professor, to develop a process to refine spodumene concentrate into lithium hydroxide. The partnership reflects Frontier’s commitment to lay the foundation for a regional, vertically integrated battery ecosystem energizing Ontario’s drive to prosperity.

The joint project will be conducted in Canada and has commenced with a phase one bench-scale study that includes single stage dense media separation (DMS), flotation, pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy. Phase one is evaluating the potential purity and recovery of lithium from concentrates to ultimately improve commercial understanding and provide data for generation of a continuous pilot process. The test work is expected to take six to eight months.

“Preliminary results show promise for being able to produce lithium hydroxide at a higher purity and at a lower cost compared to the industry average,” said XPS VP Dominic Fragomeni.

“Leveraging expertise through partnerships echoes Frontier’s approach to foster research and sustainable innovation.” said Trevor Walker, Frontier president and CEO. “This alliance will spearhead the production of high quality battery grade lithium products in Northern Ontario and help establish our region as a significant Canadian contributor to clean energy technology.”

Frontier Lithium owns the PAK lithium deposit 175 km north of Red Lake, Ont. The deposit is a lithium-cesium-tantalum type pegmatite containing high purity spodumene with less than 0.1% iron oxide. It is amenable to open pit mining.

(This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal)

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Frontier Lithium shows depth at Spark pegmatite

Recent drilling by Frontier Lithium (TSXV: FL) at its Spark pegmatite lithium zone, part of its 69 sq. km PAK lithium project in northwestern Ontario, has confirmed the zone continues at depth.

The company drilled 1,340 metres across five holes at the Spark pegmatite in February 2019. All five holes intersected significant spodumene pegmatite.

The company has only received assays for one of the holes so far; it was drilled through three pegmatite zones totaling 215 metres of pegmatite averaging 1.4% lithium oxide.

Highlights from the hole include 80 metres grading 1.58% lithium oxide from 66 metres downhole in the second pegmatite zone and 100 metres grading 1.25% lithium oxide from 158 metres downhole in the third pegmatite zone.

In early April 2019, the company announced plans to build a demonstration concentrator plant at PAK to demonstrate the project’s economic viability. The proposed plant would produce 15,000 tonnes lithium concentrate per year from surface samples at PAK. The company plans to begin building the plant in the next 12-20 months, once it obtains the requisite permits and financing.

The company tabled a prefeasibility study for PAK in 2018 that assigned the project a $301 million after-tax net present value at an 8% discount rate and a 38.3% after tax internal rate of return. The project would produce 1.14 million tonnes of technical grade concentrate at 7.2% lithium oxide and 115,500 tonnes of chemical grade concentrate at 6.6% lithium oxide over a 16 year mine life.

(This article first appeared in The Northern Miner)

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Frontier Lithium to build demonstration plant for battery metals products

Canadian junior Frontier Lithium (TSX-V: FL) has kicked off the first phase of development for its PAK lithium asset, aimed at confirming the project's economic viability through the construction and operation of a Demonstration Concentrator Plant that will produce multiple products for industrial and battery markets.

The plant is expected to produce up to 15,000 tonnes of lithium concentrate (spodumene) per year from samples taken at the PAK deposit, located in what the company calls “Electric Avenue” — a “newly emerging, premium lithium-metal district,” hosted in the Canadian Shield of northwestern Ontario.

Plant is expected to produce up to 15,000 tonnes of lithium concentrate (spodumene) per year from samples taken at the PAK deposit, located in Canada's northwestern Ontario.

The samples from PAK, which contains up to 4.5% lithium oxide ("Li2O"), will be processed via gravity, heavy media, flotation and magnetic processes with a range of spodumene concentrates from 6.0 to 7.2% Li2O.

Construction of the plant will begin in the next 12-20 months, providing related permits and financing are confirmed, Frontier Lithium said.

Frontier Lithium's future Phase II Commercial Production objective is to supply 3% of the world's lithium demand from Ontario's Electric Avenue by 2025." President and CEO Trevor Walker said in a statement. "Our deposit is located on the other side of the globe from the world-class operating Greenbushes' deposit in Western Australia which has dominated global hard rock supply for years. The demonstration plant will enable us to reach out to customers and offer a high quality, reliable, long term and cost effective North American alternative.”

The junior recently found a lithium-cesium-tantalum pegmatite showing called Spark, which at surface shows a channel cut with similar grade and composition to PAK. The surface exposure of the discovery is three times larger than the Pak pegmatite, with widths greater than 100 metres and a strike length exceeding 300 metres.

By developing PAK, Frontier Lithium hopes to become a low-cost, fully integrated producer of the metal, used in the making of batteries that power electric cars and high-tech electronics.

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