QI Materials Acquires River Valley Silica Property and Announces New Chairman

September 07, 2023 10:21 AM EDT | Source: Quebec Innovative Materials Corp.

Lachute, Québec--(Newsfile Corp. - September 7, 2023) - Québec Innovative Materials Corp. (CSE: QIMC) ("Qi Materials", "QIMC", or the "Company") is excited to announce the acquisition of the River Valley Silica Property (the "Property") located in the Sudbury mining division, near River Valley, Ontario, Canada.

As shown on Figure 1, the River Valley Silica Property is located approximately 65 kilometres north east (as the crow flies) from the world-class mining camp of Sudbury, Ontario. It is easily accessed by existing road infrastructure. The Property covers an area of approximately 47 hectares (Figure 2).

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Figure 1: Location of River Valley Silica Property

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The Property is host to a highly pure quartz vein, historical publicly available information on the quartz vein indicate that it is over 300m long and over 40m wide, and is comprised of highly pure quartz ranging from 98 to 99.9% pure SiO2 (Table 1). A site visit by professional geologist Raymond Wladichuk, CEO of Qi Materials, confirms that these historical reports appear to be accurate; however, detailed geological and engineering work is required to confirm these dimensions and purity grades.

Table 1: Historical assay results

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The results shown in Table 1 are historical results. QI Materials will be performing detailed geological work to confirm these results.

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Figure 2

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"We believe that the River Valley Silica Property represents a significant volume of high purity quartz, it is in an excellent jurisdiction, and the geometry of the quartz vein is such that extraction should be relatively simple," stated Raymond Wladichuk, P.Geo., CEO of Qi Materials Corp.

Details of Acquisition

The Property was acquired from an arms-length Vendor pursuant to the Acquisition Agreement, which was executed on September 1st, 2023. The Company shall issue 2,000,000 common shares at $0.05 per share to the Vendor on the Closing Date as consideration for the purchase of the Property. Additionally, the Vendor will be granted a royalty of $2.50 per tonne on gross revenues from the sale of raw quartz or silica from the Property. The Consideration Shares will be subject to a hold period of four months and one-day following issuance.

No finders’ fees or commissions are payable in connection with the acquisition of the Property. Completion of the acquisition remains subject to receipt of any required regulatory approvals.

New Chairman

Qi Materials Corp. is pleased to welcome John Karagiannidis as the new Chairman of the Board. Mr. Karagiannidis was born and raised in Montréal, Québec, and has been involved in over 300 transactions involving emerging private and public companies with a total value in excess of $2 billion. Mr. Karagiannidis is currently a dealing representative at EMD Financial. Prior to EMD Mr. Karagiannidis worked at Marquest Capital Markets, Industrial Alliance Securities, and Desjardins Securities. Mr. Karagiannidis is an MBA graduate of the Ivey Business School (University of Western Ontario), LL.B from the University of Montréal and is a member of the Québec Bar Association.

Granting of Options

QI Materials Corp. has granted an aggregate of 5,500,000 incentive stock options in accordance with the Company's Stock Option Plan to eligible officers, directors, employees and consultants of QI Materials Corp. The stock options have an exercise price of $0.05 per share for a period of two years. All Options were granted pursuant to the Company's 10% rolling stock option plan (the "Plan") and are subject to the terms of the Plan, the applicable grant agreement and the requirements of the CSE.

Raymond Wladichuk, P.Geo., (OGQ permit number: 02287, PGO license number: 3526), is the CEO of Québec Innovative Materials Corp., and a Qualified Person for National Instrument 43-101 - Standards for Disclosure of Mineral Projects, has the scientific and technical information contained in the news release.

About High Purity Quartz

Highly pure quartz (SiO2) plays a pivotal role in two critical technologies shaping the future: solar panels and lithium silicon anode batteries. In the realm of renewable energy, quartz is the raw feed source of silicon metal (Si), a fundamental component in producing high-efficiency solar panels. Beyond solar panels, silicon metal is also a promising ingredient in lithium silicon anode batteries, offering the potential for increased energy storage capacity and improved battery performance, underscoring the indispensable role of quartz in advancing sustainable energy and cutting-edge technology. Furthermore, quartz-derived silicon has gained significant strategic importance, recently earning a place on USA's strategic mineral list.

About Québec Innovative Materials Corp.

Québec Innovative Materials Corp. (CSE: QIMC) (previously Québec Silica Resources Corp.) is a mineral exploration, and development company with a portfolio of natural resource assets including high grade silica, hydrogen, and helium properties. QIMC is working toward becoming a sustainable supplier of resources which are essential in advanced batteries and the electrification of the green economy. The Company has a 100% interest in the Charlevoix Silica Project, near Clermont, Québec, Canada, as well as other mineral properties in Québec. The Company also performs pilot processing on industrial minerals, refining processes to create custom products.

Additional information on Québec Innovative Materials Corp.is available at www.qimaterials.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"Raymond Wladichuk, P.Geo."
Chief Executive Officer

For further information, please contact:
Investor Relations
Tel: +1 (514) 358-8840
Email: info@qimaterials.com

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Forward-Looking Statements

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Examples of such assumptions, risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, assumptions, risks and uncertainties associated with general economic conditions; the Covid-19 pandemic; adverse industry events; future legislative and regulatory developments in the mining sector; the Company's ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on favorable terms; mining industry and markets in Canada and generally; the ability of Québec Innovative Materials Corp. to implement its business strategies; competition; and other assumptions, risks and uncertainties.

The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents the expectations of the Company as of the date of this news release and, accordingly, is subject to change after such date. Readers should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. While the Company may elect to, it does not undertake to update this information at any particular time except as required in accordance with applicable laws.

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