March 3rd, 2016 – Toronto, Ontario – Matica Enterprises Inc. (MMJ – CSE) (39N – Frankfurt) (MQPXF – OTC) (“Matica” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has recently sampled its Clayton Valley lithium brine project. The property known as the McGee claims totalling approximately 1,140 acres is located in the south-eastern Clayton Valley, Nevada. The McGee claims are bordered on the west by Pure Energy’s Clayton Valley Project and on the north by Cypress Development’s Clayton Valley Lithium Brine Project. Nevada’s Clayton Valley is the site of the only lithium brine production operation in North America, the Silver Peak lithium mine, which has been in production since 1966.
This second round of surface sampling of outcropping claystones on the McGee property has been completed. Please see attached map for sample locations. An area of approximately 1.5 km by 1.0 km has now been covered with variably spaced grab sampling during the initial phase of surface exploration of the property. Reconnaissance level lithologic mapping shows that a complexly interbedded sequence of well indurated claystones and poorly indurated volcanic ash units are exposed on the claims. We interpret that this sequence is equivalent to the stratigraphy being described by Pure Energy in the subsurface to the west of the claims. Specifically, local mutli-metre thick ash beds are interpreted to be those comprising the main brine aquifers in the shallow subsurface of the basin.
Matica’s neighbors in the Clayton Valley have recently announced completion of deep drill holes immediately west of the McGee claims. While Matica is still at a very early stage of exploration and are only beginning to understand the stratigraphy of the basin fill evaporate and volcanic ash units, it seems reasonable to expect that the outcropping stratigraphy at the McGee claims will persist to depths below the water table. We view this initial evaluation of property geology to be highly favorable for the potential existence of ash unit hosted brines directly beneath the outcropping units in the central and eastern portions of the property.
In addition, the western portion of the property is gravel covered and in part adjoins directly with lands being explored by our western neighbor, Pure Energy. The existence of down to west normal faults appears well established in literature discussing the eastern margin of the Clayton Valley. This style of extensional deformation is ubiquitous in basins of recent age in Nevada. Matica intends to explore the subsurface of the slope wash gravel covered western portion of the property with geophysics and eventual drilling to target the highly favorable stratigraphy seen in the central portion of the property. Down dropping of this stratigraphy along normal faults is likely to have put the ash units below the water table and as such would represent typical Clayton Valley brine aquifer targets.
Matica continues to evaluate additional graphite and lithium projects for acquisition.
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On behalf of the Board of Directors
MATICA ENTERPRISES INC.
Boris Ziger, CEO & Chairman
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