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Gungnir Drills 6.94% Nickel within 31m Grading 0.93% at Lappvattnet – Shares up 15.63%

SURREY, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 15, 2021 / Gungnir Resources Inc. (TSXV:GUG)(OTC PINK:ASWRF) ("Gungnir" or the "Company") is very pleased to report…



SURREY, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 15, 2021 / Gungnir Resources Inc. (TSXV:GUG)(OTC PINK:ASWRF) (“Gungnir” or the “Company”) is very pleased to report more near surface, high-grade nickel results at the Company’s Lappvattnet nickel deposit in Sweden. Today’s results are highlighted by yet another wide, near surface nickel intercept in drill hole LAP21-12. Assays are pending for drill holes LAP21-13, -14 and -15.

Jari Paakki, CEO commented, “The story is just beginning for Gungnir at Lappvattnet where we are having early success expanding nickel mineralization, including both high-grade and wide-grade nickel intercepts, with only 1,300 metres of drilling which tested just a small fraction of the deposit. We have yet to test depth extent, which is largely unexplored, and the remaining 80% of the Lappvattnet deposit along strike to the east where prior drilling decreased considerably. And we have yet to drill a hole into our other Swedish nickel asset, Rormyrberget.”

Results Table:

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Length (m)

Ni %

Cu %

Co %

PGEs (g/t)

















































PGEs in grams per tonne (g/t) = platinum (Pt) + palladium (Pd) + gold (Au)      
Length is core length in metres            

Drilling Details:

The Company’s recently completed its initial 2021, 15-hole (1,300 metre) drill program at Lappvattnet. Drilling covered a strike length of 140 metres which represents just 20% of the total strike length of the nickel deposit (sections 7.5E to 11E); please refer to the map in the newly updated corporate presentation on the Company’s website. New drilling and assays are expected to be incorporated into future resource upgrades.

Hole LAP21-12 was drilled on Section 7.5E and hole LAP21-11 was drilled on Section 9.5E, both on sub-sections with 20 metre spacings. Hole LAP21-12 hit mineralized peridotite (disseminated and blebby sulphides) starting at a down-hole depth of 20 metres including a narrow massive sulphide section at 33.2 metres. Drill hole LAP21-11 was drilled up-dip of Gungnir’s holes LAP21-09 and -10 (resulted reported in news release dated November 10, 2021) and appears to have just skimmed the top of main mineralized zone, but still contained nickel mineralization. Hole LAP21-12 was drilled 80.0 metres at a dip of -65 degrees at location 1,741,495mE and 7,165,151mN and LAP21-11 was drilled 74.60 metres at a dip of -50 degrees at the same set-up as LAP21-09 and -10 at location 1,741,530mE and 7,165,161mN. Co-ordinates above are in Swedish co-ordinate system RT90-2.5, and both holes were drilled at an azimuth of 340 degrees. Once all drill results have been received a complete set of sections will be available on the Company’s website. Currently, sections 8E, 9E and 10E are available in the Company’s corporate presentation.

Drill core was logged and tagged for sampling at the Company’s core logging facility in Lycksele then shipped to ALS Minerals’ Core Services Laboratory in Mala. Core was sawed on site in Mala by ALS staff and prepped sample material was sent to ALS’s Lab in Ireland. Core was analyzed for multi-elements using code ME-MS41, Cu OG46 analysis for >10000 ppm Cu, NiOG46 analysis for >10000 ppm Ni, and Pt, Pd, and Au were analyzed using fire assay method PGM-ICP27. Blanks and certified standards are routinely included in sample batches for quality assurance and control.

Nickel Resources:

Gungnir’s nickel resources in Sweden include Lappvattnet and Rormyrberget. In 2020, the Company updated both resources which collectively total 177 million pounds of nickel (see Technical Report with an effective date of November 17, 2020). The properties are accessible year-round with good transportation and industrial infrastructure including shipping facilities and are located about an hour drive from Boliden’s mill complex.

  • Lappvattnet: Inferred Resource of 780,000 tonnes grading 1.35% nickel for 23.1 million lbs (10.5 million kg) of nickel.
  • Rormyrberget: Inferred Resource of 36,800,000 tonnes grading 0.19% nickel for 154 million lbs (70 million kg) of nickel.

The technical information in this news release has been prepared and approved by Jari Paakki, P.Geo., CEO, and a director of the Company. Mr. Paakki is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

About Gungnir Resources

Gungnir Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based TSX-V listed mineral exploration company (GUG: TSX-V, ASWRF: OTCPK) with gold and base metal projects in northern Sweden. Gungnir’s assets include two nickel-copper-cobalt deposits, Lappvattnet and Rormyrberget, both with updated nickel resources, and the Knaften project which hosts a developing intrusion-hosted gold system, and VMS (zinc-copper) and copper-nickel targets, all of which are open for expansion and further discovery. Further information about the Company and its properties may be found at or at

On behalf of the Board,

Jari Paakki, CEO and Director

For further information contact:

Head Office/Investor Relations
Phone: +1-604-683-0484

Jari Paakki, CEO
Email: [email protected]

Chris Robbins, CFO
Email: [email protected]

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this news release may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws (also known as forward-looking statements). Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and may cause actual results, performance or achievements or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements or industry results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information generally can be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “feel”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “subject to”, “will”, “would”, and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions. Some of the specific forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: expectations of future resource upgrades and that new drilling and assays will be incorporated into any resource upgrade, and Gungnir’s plan for development of its properties and the timing thereof.

Forward-looking information is based on a number of key expectations and assumptions made by Gungnir, including, without limitation: the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the Canadian and global economy and Gungnir’s business, and the extent and duration of such impact; no change to laws or regulations that negatively affect Gungnir’s business; there will be a demand for Gungnir’s services and products in the future; Gungnir will be able to operate its business as planned; and Gungnir’s plans for future exploration and development of its properties is reasonable and will be possible within the anticipated timelines. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what Gungnir believes to be reasonable assumptions, it cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such information.

Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of presenting information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future and readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking information involves significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results as actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information. Those risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to: no certainty that any economically viable mineral deposit will be located on Gungnir’s properties; that Gungnir may not be able to complete its planned drilling and EM geophysics as anticipated; the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; ability to access capital markets; environmental matters; changes in legislation or regulations; receipt of required licenses, permits and approvals; and resource estimates may not be accurate and may differ significantly from actual mineral resources. Management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information contained herein are based upon reasonable assumptions and information currently available; however, management can give no assurance that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained this news release is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Forward-looking information reflects management’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Gungnir. The forward-looking information is stated as of the date of this news release and Gungnir assumes no obligation to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable law.

SOURCE: Gungnir Resources Inc.

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Canadian Lithium Developer Receives US$100 Million Equity Infusion from Leading US Investment Group

Source: Streetwise Reports   11/24/2021

Standard Lithium Ltd.’s shares rose 22% after the firm reported that a Koch Investments Group subsidiary…

Source: Streetwise Reports   11/24/2021

Standard Lithium Ltd.‘s shares rose 22% after the firm reported that a Koch Investments Group subsidiary has agreed to make a strategic investment in the company of CA$127.07 million via a direct private placement.

Lithium project developer Standard Lithium Ltd. (SLI:TSX.V; SLI:NYSE American), which is engaged in development, extraction and production of lithium carbonate, today announced that “Koch Strategic Platforms (KSP), a subsidiary of Koch Investments Group, will make a US$100 million investment in Standard Lithium through a direct private placement to support the company’s strategic development goals.”

The companies noted that the KSP’s decision to invest in Standard Lithium was made after extensive due diligence regarding Standard’s LiSTR DLE technology, its Lanxess project’s demonstration plant and its project development plans.

In addition to the direct equity investment, the two firms expect to pursue strategic opportunities with other Koch Industries affiliate companies to achieve Standard Lithium’s project development objectives. Specifically, the firms mentioned that Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) will be an excellent collaborative partner that can provide key process equipment, engineering, procurement, and construction services and Koch Minerals & Trading (KM&T) is well suited to handle trading of required materials and lithium products produced.

The company advised that the net proceeds from the investment will be used to continue and accelerate its first commercial Lanxess facility project and to advance its South West Arkansas Lithium Project. The funds will also be utilized to further improve and commercialize Standard’s modern lithium extraction and processing technologies that in turn will allow for even greater project expansion.

Standard Lithium’s CEO Robert Mintak commented, “We’re entering an important phase for Standard Lithium and we’re thrilled to be starting it with a globally recognized industrial leader like Koch Strategic Platforms as a partner…KSP has an impressive track record of investing in disruptive technologies and their backing is an important endorsement of the Company’s core technology, development plans and of our intent to make the Gulf Region a leading supplier of lithium resources.”

Koch Strategic Platforms’ President David Park remarked, “KSP is focusing on investing in companies with strong tailwinds that are disrupting the market as we know it. We are excited to invest in Standard Lithium as they pave a path forward towards lithium production here in the U.S. This is an exciting time for energy transformation and we believe KSP’s investment in Standard Lithium can help accelerate the production of lithium resources right here at home.”

The report indicated that through a direct private placement, KSP will invest a total of CA$127.07 million (US$100.0 million) in Standard Lithium. In exchange, KSP will receive 13,480,083 of Standard Lithium’s common shares at a price of CA$9.43 (US$7.42). The transaction is conditional upon adherence to certain statutory resale restrictions under U.S. and Canadian securities laws and remains subject to ordinary closing conditions and approval from TSX Venture Exchange.

Standard Lithium Ltd. is a lithium development and production company headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. The firm at present is engaged in testing and proving commercial viability of lithium extraction from greater than 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations at its Lanxess Project in southern Arkansas. The firm stated that at its flagship Lanxess south plant facility, it has it has commissioned “a first-of-a-kind industrial-scale direct lithium extraction demonstration plant that utilizes its proprietary LiSTR technology to selectively extract lithium from Lanxess’s tail brine.”

The company mentioned that its processes are environmentally friendly as there is no need to build evaporation ponds. In addition, Standard’s methods significantly reduce processing time and enhance lithium recovery yields. The firm noted that it is also actively pursuing a 30,000-acre property package of lithium resources in southwest Arkansas offering brine leases as well as 45,000 acres of mineral leases in San Bernardino Co., Calif.

Koch Strategic Platforms has offices in Atlanta, Ga. and Wichita, Kan. and is one Koch Investments Group’s six key subsidiaries along with Koch Asset Management, Koch Disruptive Technologies, Koch Equity Development, Koch Investment Management and Koch Real Estate Investments. KSP was established in 2020 with its efforts centered around making key strategic investments in both public and private high-growth companies across many industries that demonstrate innovative and disruptive potential.

Standard Lithium started the day with a market cap of around $1.3 billion with approximately 147.4 million shares outstanding. SLI shares opened more than 11% higher Friday at $9.68 (+$0.98, +11.26) over Thursday’s $8.70 closing price. The stock traded Friday between $9.18 and $10.74 per share and closed for trading at $10.63 (+$1.93, +22.18%).

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President Trump’s Social Media SPAC Could Now Have Interesting Risk-Reward Characteristics

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s SPAC stock, Digital World Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DWAC), has reversed ~60% of the outsized gains
The post President…

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s SPAC stock, Digital World Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DWAC), has reversed ~60% of the outsized gains it realized in the first two days (October 21 and 22) after its merger agreement was announced. The decline may have created a second potential entry point for this extremely volatile — and controversial — stock.

On October 20, President Donald Trump, perhaps the most polarizing world figure in decades, announced an agreement whereby the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) will merge in a SPAC transaction with SPAC sponsor DWAC. TMTG intends to launch a conservative social network called TRUTH Social. Ultimately, after regulatory and shareholder approval, TMTG would become the surviving publicly traded company.

Details on the venture are scarce, but TRUTH Social plans to launch for invited users before year-end 2021 and hopes to be available to all users in early 2022. The company also expects to create a subscription video-on-demand service.

The principal issue which has affected the stock, particularly over the last week, seems to be a late October report by The New York Times that DWAC’s founder Patrick Orlando may have been in discussions with President Trump for months prior to DWAC’s public market listing in September 2021. According to U.S. law, a SPAC sponsor is not supposed to have a merger “pre-planned” at the time of its IPO. 

Such discussions can begin only after the empty-shell SPAC sponsor has begun trading on a stock exchange. The thinking is that having an agreement worked out beforehand would make it too easy for private companies to go public via a SPAC transaction and therefore avoid the long, detailed and sometimes convoluted SEC S-1 filing process.

The Trump discussion timing issue received more headlines on November 18 when U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a vocal opponent of President Trump, wrote an open letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, asking him to investigate the matter. Senator Warren suggested there could be violations of securities laws and requested an answer by November 29. According to Reuters, a spokesperson for the SEC has declined comment, saying merely that the SEC does not “comment on the existence or nonexistence of a possible investigation.”

When TMTG and DWAC announced their merger agreement, TMTG said the enterprise value (EV) of the company will be US$875 million. An undefined US$825 million provision was also mentioned which could bring the initial EV to US$1.7 billion. We note these figures are presumably based on an initial US$10 share price, as is the convention with SPACs. 

Since DWAC is trading at US$39.48 (down from a US$94.20 close on October 22), the current implied EV could be around four times these US$875 million/US$1.7 billion figures, or US$3.5 billion to US$7 billion. Reflected in these calculations is some portion of the US$293 million of cash that DWAC has in trust. This cash will initially fund the launch of TRUTH Social. It is not clear if the DWAC-TMTG venture will include private investment in public equity (PIPE) financing that is typically part of SPAC transactions.

We emphasize this is a quite unusual SPAC transaction. In a typical SPAC deal, the underlying business may not yet be generating revenue, but it is at least operating (e.g., electric vehicle SPACs). TRUTH Social is not yet even operating. In addition, the Trump venture provides no forecast information. Since such forecast information is used to justify (frequently inflated) SPAC valuations, this raises the question of how the initial enterprise valuation was determined.

However, Trump supporters are very loyal and may be inclined to support his venture enthusiastically. Many Trump supporters could very well join his platform, including as paying subscribers, particularly given the rapidly approaching (November 2022), highly contentious mid-term Congressional elections. President Trump seems likely to play a large role in these contests.

To put this in numerical context, President Trump at his peak before he was barred from appearing on various social media outlets, had 146.5 million total followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram combined. If even a fairly small fraction of these followers were to join TRUTH Social, that platform would have many tens of millions of members.

From a comparative economic perspective, consider the following: Twitter currently has 436.4 million users including 211 million monetizable daily active users. Its stock market value is about US$38 billion. While the number of active users is far from a direct link to stock market capitalization, it does not seem impossible that TRUTH Social could achieve a daily active user base (and therefore an advertising audience) of perhaps a third of President Trump’s previous total followers, or around 50 million. Based on Twitter’s valuation, the market could value such a venture at significantly more than just US$3.5 to US$7 billion — even factoring in the uncertainty regarding SPAC timing discussions between President Trump and DWAC.

Admittedly, DWAC is a difficult-to-analyze stock, as information on its financials and business plan are far from complete. However, for an active investor with high risk tolerance, the stock’s 60%+ collapse over the last month may be overdone. It is, after all, unclear if the SEC will choose to investigate the TMTG/DWAC SPAC transaction, and, even if it does so, what remedy/penalty that regulatory body would require or impose.

Information for this briefing was found via Edgar and the companies mentioned. The author has no securities or affiliations related to this organization. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

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Standard Lithium Files PEA Report for the South-West Arkansas Lithium Project

EL DORADO, Ark., Nov. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Standard Lithium Ltd. (“Standard Lithium” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SLI) (NYSE: SLI) (FRA:…

EL DORADO, Ark., Nov. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Standard Lithium Ltd. (“Standard Lithium” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SLI) (NYSE: SLI) (FRA: S5L), today announced it has now filed a Preliminary Economic Assessment Report (Technical Report) for the Company’s South-West Arkansas Lithium Project, further to its news release dated October 12, 2021. The report is available on and

The Technical Report, entitled “Preliminary Economic Assessment of SW Arkansas Lithium Project” was prepared by independent consulting companies: NORAM, HGA (Hunt, Guillot & Associates), APEX Geoscience Ltd., ECCI, Matrix Solutions Inc., and METNETH2O Inc.

Key Points:

  • Pre-tax US$2.83 Billion NPV at 8% discount rate and IRR of 40.5%;
  • After-tax US$1.97 Billion NPV at 8% discount rate and IRR of 32.1%;
  • 20-year mine-life producing an average of 30,000 tonnes per year of battery-quality lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM);
  • Operating costs of US$2,599 per tonne of battery quality lithium hydroxide;
  • AACE Class 5 Total CAPEX estimate of US$870 Million including conservative 25% contingency of direct capital costs; and,
  • SW Arkansas Lithium Project PEA lithium brine resource is updated to consider the potential unitized area of production, leading to an increased total (global) in-situ resource of 1,195,000 tonnes Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) at the Inferred Category.

The final content of this news release has been reviewed by Clive Brereton, a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and vice-president of NORAM Engineering and Constructors, and reviewed and approved by Eric Mielke, of NORAM. Mr. Mielke is a qualified person as the term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 and is independent of the company.

About Standard Lithium Ltd.

Standard Lithium is an innovative technology and lithium development company. The Company’s flagship project is located in southern Arkansas, where it is engaged in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction from over 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations. The Company has commissioned its first-of-a-kind industrial-scale direct lithium extraction demonstration plant at Lanxess’s south plant facility in southern Arkansas. The demonstration plant utilizes the Company’s proprietary LiSTR technology to selectively extract lithium from Lanxess’s tail brine. The demonstration plant is being used for proof-of-concept and commercial feasibility studies. The scalable, environmentally friendly process eliminates the use of evaporation ponds, reduces processing time from months to hours and greatly increases the effective recovery of lithium. The Company is also pursuing the resource development of over 30,000 acres of separate brine leases located in south west Arkansas and approximately 45,000 acres of mineral leases located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino county, California.

Standard Lithium is jointly listed on the TSX Venture and the NYSE American Exchanges under the trading symbol “SLI”; and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol “S5L”. Please visit the Company’s website at

On behalf of the Board of Standard Lithium Ltd.
Robert Mintak, CEO & Director

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release may contain certain “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target”, “plan”, “forecast”, “may”, “schedule” and other similar words or expressions identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information may relate to future prices of commodities, accuracy of mineral or resource exploration activity, reserves or resources, accuracy of the PEA, including NPV, IRR, capital and operating costs, life of mine production, progression of the project, including to a pre-feasibility study, regulatory or government requirements or approvals, the reliability of third party information, continued access to mineral properties or infrastructure, fluctuations in the market for lithium and its derivatives, changes in exploration costs and government regulation in Canada and the United States, and other factors or information. Such statements represent the Company’s current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social risks, contingencies and uncertainties. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements and information other than as required by applicable laws, rules and regulations. 

CONTACT: For further information, contact Anthony Alvaro at (604) 240 4793

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