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North Vancouver, BC, Canada, March17, 2023 – Cascadero Copper Corporation (“Cascadero” or the “Company”) (TSXV:CCD) announces that it has commenced a laboratory testing program at the University of British Columbia on mineral samples from the Taron (Argentina) deposit.
The Cascadero Copper Corporation Cesium Extraction Process (United States Patent 10,738,370, August 11, 2020) uses acid extraction to dissolve cesium from the Taron mineralization. Cesium is then precipitated from solution as a cesium alum with the addition of aluminum sulfate. The cesium alum is then recrystallized and purified to form a cesium hydroxide solution. Cesium hydroxide is a pre-cursor for manufacture of cesium salts, including cesium formate for drilling fluid (for oil and gas drilling).
The objective of the testing program is to investigate acid leaching of cesium with the goal of minimizing the acid usage per unit of cesium extraction and recovering dissolved cesium from solution. The testing will last three months. The test results from this program will be used to complete an engineering scoping study on the recovery of cesium from the Taron mineralization.
The Company also announces that it intends, subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange, to extend the expiry date of the warrants that were issued on April 1, 2021 to purchase a total of 14,285,714 common shares of the Company at an exercise price of $0.05 per share (the “Warrants”) from 24 months from the date of issuance to 48 months from the date of issuance. Once the expiry date extension is accepted by the TSX Venture Exchange, the new expiry date for the Warrants will be April 1, 2025.
About Cascadero Copper Corporation
Cascadero Copper Corporation is focused on the exploration and development of its properties located in Salta, Argentina. The Company currently has a joint venture with Golden Minerals on its Sarita Este license. In addition, the Company has newly appointed technical advisors to work with the board and management to provide advice on exploration and development of the Cascadero mineral properties in Argentina and on other future properties of merit. The Cascadero research and development team that was instrumental in developing the patent-pending mineral processing flowsheet on Taron mineral samples are expected to continue their work under the guidance of the Board.
All material information on the Company may be found on its website at www.cascadero.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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Dr. George Gale
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