September 22, 2023


Victory Battery Metals (CSE:VR,FWB:VR61,OTCPINK:VRCFF) is a Vancouver-based junior mining and exploration firm working primarily out of North America. The corporate lately underwent restructuring and rebranding to pivot to battery metals, recognizing the numerous alternative led to by the worldwide efforts towards electrification and decarbonization.

Because the push for clear vitality and the worldwide transition to net-zero proceed to ramp up, lithium has by no means been extra necessary. The burgeoning electrical automobile market exemplifies this, with gross sales of electrical automobiles topping 6.6 million in 2021 and over 10 million in 2022. On the plus aspect, this explosive market progress will, in line with the Worldwide Power Company, eliminate the need for roughly 5 million barrels of oil per year by 2030.

Victory’s flagship mission, Smokey Lithium, has the excellence of being located very near the one lithium-producing silver mine in North America. Along with Smokey Lithium, Victory maintains 5 different tasks: Stingray Lithium Array in James Bay, Quebec; Georgia Lake Lithium property, Ontario; Tahlo Lake, within the Babine Copper-Gold Porphyry District, British Columbia; Saguenay Nickel Mission, Quebec; and Black Diablo Copper and Manganese in Nevada.


These tasks’ strategic places in mining-friendly and infrastructure-ready jurisdictions place Victory to not solely discover new sources of essential battery metals required to fulfill the rising demand, but additionally assist disrupt the presently unbalanced provide chain, with China dominating roughly 70 percent of global lithium production regardless of the actual fact it solely provides 13 % of the world’s lithium.

Given China’s questionable mining practices and propensity for leveraging the global supply chain as a political weapon, the established order is much from superb. Unsurprisingly, many nations — Canada and america amongst them — are investing closely into establishing a home lithium provide chain. Victory Battery Metals is ideally positioned to make the most of these funding efforts.

Firm Highlights

  • Just lately accomplished a profitable personal placement for $2 million, and holds a number of million {dollars} in treasury.
  • Smokey Lithium flagship mission operates out of Nevada, one of the mining-friendly jurisdictions in North America.
  • Victory’s major focus is on bridging the appreciable hole between provide and demand, and is benefitting significantly from federal mandates round lithium and demanding battery metals manufacturing in each Canada and the United States.
  • Work applications are deliberate for all main property throughout the subsequent twelve months.
  • Maintains an extremely various mining portfolio primarily geared in direction of the wants of the rising electrical automobile market. Nevertheless, its property additionally embrace treasured metals reminiscent of gold and silver.
  • Victory is actively working to establish alternatives in areas conducive to mining and geographic places suited to year-round exploration and growth.

Key Initiatives

Smokey Lithium Mission

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Situated 20 miles north of Clayton Valley and 20 miles west of American Lithium’s flagship TLC Mission, the Smokey Clay Lithium Mission resides in considered one of North America’s most prolific lithium areas. Esmeralda County is dwelling to a number of large-tonnage lithium clay deposits with acceptable grades over 900 components per million (ppm). To that finish, there are numerous different tasks in varied levels of exploration and growth all through the realm and a number of mining corporations have sought to stake a declare right here, together with Noram, Cypress, Spearmint and Enertopia.

The Smokey Lithium Mission is contiguous and adjoining to Jindalee Assets’ (ASX:JRL) wealthy Clayton North deposit. With this in thoughts, Victory suspected that its property would possibly show related geology, and executed an in depth drilling program in 2022, which confirmed the presence of great lithium mineralization throughout thick layers of underlying claystone.

This program allowed Victory to generate correct cross-sections, geologic maps and subsurface fashions, with the corporate then selecting to accumulate further property south of its present holdings. A spring drilling program that concluded in Might 2023 noticed Victory considerably broaden its estimates of each the realm and thickness of Smokey Lithium’s focused claystone sequences. With this program’s conclusion, the corporate additionally introduced the mission had formally moved from early-stage to superior stage.

Mission Highlights:

  • Confirmed Regulatory Feasibility: Located in a really mining-friendly jurisdiction, Smokey Lithium additionally operates inside a area that’s dwelling to a number of ongoing exploration tasks.
  • Massive Useful resource Potential: Esmeralda County, the place the mission is located, has been the location of among the most prolific and promising lithium discoveries in North America. There’s each indication that this development will proceed.
  • Excessive-grade Lithium: Adjoining tasks which show related geology have demonstrated lithium grades as excessive as 930 ppm. The best grade uncovered in Victory’s 2022 drilling program was 1,270 ppm.
  • Ideally Positioned: The mission, which spans 3,625 acres, advantages from each pre-existing infrastructure and favorable geography — the bottom throughout the mission’s space is primarily flat.
  • Encouraging Outcomes: Nearly each program and in-field evaluation carried out by Victory suggests this mission has important potential.

Stingray Array Properties

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Victory’s Stingray Properties encompass 347 non-contiguous claims immediately adjoining to Patriot Battery Metals’ (TSXV:PMET) extremely promising Corvette Property. As a result of they’re positioned in Quebec’s James Bay lithium district — itself an rising lithium hub — Victory is ready to make the most of each growing and pre-existing infrastructure throughout the area. The corporate plans to make use of its presence right here as a springboard for additional strategic acquisitions and partnerships.

Mission Highlights:

  • A Large Underexplored Space: The Stingray Properties cowl a complete space of 17,813 hectares, most of that are both unexplored or underexplored.
  • Promising Drill Outcomes: The adjoining Corvette property exhibits important potential which can lengthen to Victory’s Stingray holdings. This contains drill intercepts of 1.65 % lithium oxide (Li2O) and 193 ppm tantalum pentoxide (Ta2O5) over 159.7 meters (CV22-042), 1.22 % Li2O and 138 ppm Ta2O5 over 152.8 meters (CV22-030), 2.13 % Li2O and 163 ppm Ta2O5 over 86.2 meters (CV22-044) and a pair of.22 % Li2O and 147 ppm Ta2O5 over 70.1 meters, together with 3.01 % Li2O and 160 ppm Ta2O5 over 40.7 meters (CV22-017).
  • Favorable Geology: Properties to the east and west of Victory’s claims reportedly host pegmatite dikes, and the holdings themselves are potential for pegmatites just like these discovered on Infinity Stone’s Taiga and Camaro projects.

Georgia Lake Lithium Mission

Situated two kilometers east of Rock Tech Lithium’s (TSXV:RCK) superior lithium mission, the Georgia Lake Lithium Mission advantages from each low exploration prices and a lithium-rich district. Historic mapping knowledge from the area identified abundant S-type granites, which steadily host spodumene pegmatites. As well as, the area itself has a confirmed monitor file of financial lithium deposits relationship again to the Fifties.

Having lately accomplished an aerial survey of the property, Victory plans to have boots on the bottom in early June to evaluate the mission’s pegmatite content material.

Mission Highlights:

  • Simple Entry: The property is positioned roughly 3 kilometers from the Trans Canada Freeway and 14 kilometers from Beardmore, a significant mining hub in Northern Ontario. The mission can also be accessible by means of a lately developed community of logging roads.
  • On-Web site Processing: Rock Tech intends to assemble a lithium ore processing facility for customized milling within the area which is able to assist mineral processing from close by lithium mines, Georgia Lake included. It is anticipated to be on-line in early 2024.

Tahlo Lake Mission

A comparatively new acquisition, Victory’s Tahlo Lake property is positioned within the prolific Babine Copper-Gold Porphyry District in British Columbia. Masking a complete of 1,688 hectares, it sits adjoining to the identical north-northwest trending fault because the prolific Morrison Deposit. Victory lately confirmed this in a mag survey of the property, which confirmed the historic copper anomaly within the area’s soil overlies a linear magazine excessive.

Mission Highlights:

  • Distinctive Mineralization: A regional geochemical survey silt pattern from the property’s heart returned over the 98th percentile for zinc and over the 96th percentile for copper relative to its environment. One other until pattern web site roughly 3 kilometers down ice from the property returned 49 components per billion (ppb) of gold, which was additionally over the 98th percentile.
  • Historic Potential: Along with being located within the Babine Copper-Gold Porphyry District, historic knowledge from Tahlo Lake exhibits considerable promise. Victory is leveraging this historic knowledge and utilizing it to information exploration and growth.
  • Anomalous Soil: Noranda, the property’s authentic proprietor, at one time, reported a linear soil anomaly of fifty meters by 500 meters, trending north-northwest. Copper values throughout the anomaly ranged from 60 to 720 ppm.
  • Current Infrastructure: Tahlo Lake is simply 8 kilometers from American Eagle Gold’s (TSX:AE) NAK Property, considered one of a number of main tasks throughout the district.
  • Increasing Scope: Initially, Tahlo Lake coated solely 735 hectares. Victory purchased an additional 953 hectares in February 2023 in response to extremely anomalous gold in until samples each to the north and south of the unique property.

Saguenay Nickel Mission

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Consisting of 5 claims over 286.4 hectares, the historic Saguenay Nickel Project is located roughly 10 kilometers south of the city of Saguenay, Quebec. Though an evaluation in 1959 confirmed the property to include respectable nickel content material, there have been no trendy exploration efforts within the area till Victory’s acquisition. The corporate is presently assessing the property to find out subsequent steps.

Mission Highlights:

  • Favorable Geology: The Saguenay Mission is underlain by mafic to ultramafic rocks generally related to nickel-copper-platinum group component sulfide deposits
  • Historic Information: A historic seize pattern returned as much as 3.41 % nickel, 1.14 % copper, 1.2 ppm silver and 0.13 % cobalt.

Black Diablo Copper Mission

Black Diablo remains to be in its early levels — Victory solely lately obtained affirmation from the Bureau of Land Administration for its 16 claims. Situated south of Winnemucca, the mission is suspected to include VMS copper deposits in the identical belt of rocks as Nevada Dawn Gold’s Coronada VMS Mission. The mission can also be 10 miles north of the Huge Mike Copper Mine, which produced about 25 million kilos of copper in 100,000 tons of ore grading 10.5 % copper. The Black Diablo property additionally hosts the Black Diablo Manganese Oxide Mine.

Mission Highlights:

  • Extremely Potential for Copper: In keeping with the Mineral Useful resource Information System entry for the Black Diablo deposit, it incorporates roughly 10,000 ppm of copper. That is an unusually excessive quantity for a deposit of this nature, which means that the area might include wealthy deposits — and is additional recommended by the presence of the Huge Mike mine.

Administration Group

Mark Ireton – President and CEO

David Lane – Director

Allan Levien – Director

Tatiana Kovaleva – Director

Rick Skeith – Advisor

Brian Keane – Advisor

Peter Miles – Advisor

Helgi Sigurgeirson – Geologist

Gerald Tritt – Director