Lucas Cordeiro Diniz, a mining engineer with the Company, commented: “Besides the strong CPRM results, there are lithium mining operations in areas near the Brazil Minerals claim. Global demand for lithium is growing rapidly, encouraging strong interest for new deposits.”
Growth in demand for lithium is driven by its use in smart phones and electric vehicles. Approximately 46% of the lithium that is mined worldwide finds its use in lithium-ion batteries. This segment of the lithium market is growing at 16% annually and is expected to reach $69 billion in size by 2022.
Marc Fogassa, CEO of the Company, commented, “Today’s announcement is an important milestone in enabling Brazil Minerals to advance its lithium project. The other strategic project that we have, as disclosed before, is in cobalt. We view our cobalt and lithium projects as potentially high return investments for us, as new areas with lithium or cobalt mineralization are rare.”
Brazil Minerals has built a portfolio of high-quality mineral rights (the “BMIX Mineral Bank”) and continues to add areas methodically. The Company regularly evaluates and prioritizes its research effort on such properties and utilizes its own team and equipment for drilling.
BMIX Mineral Claim Bank:
Gold: 119,989 acres
Diamond (kimberlites): 92,961 acres
Diamond (alluvial): 27,612 acres
Cobalt/Copper/Nickel: 5,011 acres
Iron/Titanium/Vanadium: 4,938 acres
Lithium: 288 acres
Manganese: 4,970 acres
Aquamarine/Beryl/Tourmaline: 288 acres
Sand (construction industry): 4,995 acres
About Brazil Minerals, Inc.
Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTC: BMIX) along with its subsidiaries has a business model focused on: 1) mining specific areas for gold and diamonds, and 2) generating projects from its portfolio of high-quality mineral rights for transactions leading to attractive equity positions and/or royalties. Our first equity holding from such strategy is Jupiter Gold Corporation (OTC: JUPGF). More information on Brazil Minerals is at www.brazil-minerals.com. Follow us on Twitter: @BMIXstock.
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CEO, Brazil Minerals, Inc.