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The Wicheeda Property consists of 6 mineral claims covering an area of 1,708 hectares, located approximately 80 km northeast of the city of Prince George, British Columbia
Favorable mineralogy and lanthanide distribution make Wicheeda a very attractive LREE deposit
Two specific rare earth minerals Monazite and Synchysite/Parasite-Bastnaesite with contained in approximately equal proportions
Ideal opportunity for vertical integration, to support rapidly growing market, reducing reliance on China
2019 Project Milestones
1. See Defense Metals News Release Dated October 23, 2019.
2. The true width of REE mineralization is estimated to be 70-100% of the drilled interval.
3. See Defense Metals News Release Dated December 12, 2019.
June 20, 2019 Defense Metals Completes Maiden Resource Estimate for the Wicheeda Project
Inferred Mineral Resource 11,370,000 tonnes averaging 1.96% LREE1 (Ce+La+Nd+Sm+Nb) reported as metal at a 1% LREE lower cutoff constrained by conceptual Lerchs Grossman (LG) pit shell
14 diamond drill holes totalling 2,244m, defines 1% LREE 3D grade shell constrained by geology and grade
Resource dimensions 250m (EW) x 200m (NS) x 150-200M (Vertically) open to expansion
1 The resource is classified according to the CIM “Estimation of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Best Practice Guidelines” dated November 23rd, 2003 and CIM “Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves” dated May 10th, 2014. Details with respect to the Mineral Resource Estimate are summarized in the Defense’s NI 43-101 technical report titled “Wicheeda Rare Earth Element Project, British Columbia, Canada” effective date of June 20, 2019 available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
*The true width of REE mineralization is estimated to be 60%-100% of the drilled interval
1 November 20th, 2019 – Defense Metals Drills 4.21% Light Rare Earth Oxide Over 48 Metres and Extends Mineralized Zone at Wicheeda Rare Earth Element Deposit
2 The technical content of this presentation have been reviewed and approved by Kris Raffle, P.Geo., a Director of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Wicheeda Plan Deposit View
Strategically positioned alongside a major forestry service road connected to Highway 97
Major hydroelectric power line, major gas pipeline and a Canadian National railway line it the nearby village of Bear Lake
Trained nearby workforce
Prince George is a strategic mining centre