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Amended Report Filed & NI 43-101 Compliant: Lac Doré Vanadium Project with First Resource Estimate

 

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – June 2, 2015 VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. (TSX-V: “VRB”) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the NI 43-101 Technical Report titled “Lac Doré Vanadium Project with First Resource Estimate” (“The Report”) is amended and filed to reconcile any material differences between The Report and its February 26th news release as required under s. 4.2(5)(b) of the National Instrument 43-101.

IOS Geoscientifique Inc. and Geopointcom Inc., the authors, have completed amendments to the NI 43-101 technical report (the “Report”) disclosing the first resource estimate for the Lac Doré Vanadium Project. (“Lac Doré”). Calculations indicate the presence of an inferred resource at 99,104,000 tons grading 0.43% V2O5. This resource represents 26,067,000 tons of magnetite concentrate grading 1.08% V2O5. The estimation is based on assay results from the magnetite concentrate by Davis tube testing, rather than more conventional headgrade assays. The Lac Doré is comprised of 100% owned mining claims spanning 45km2 located 30 km southeast of the mining town of Chibougamau, in central Québec, Canada.

The resource estimate was adjusted from disclosure in The Company’s February 26, 2015 news release, as indicated in the news release dated April 13. Other material changes include the removal of any references in regards to mining rates and recommendation on processing methods as this discussion is reserved for the ongoing preliminary economic assessment. Additional vanadium pricing data was also added to the Report providing clarity for the selected pricing used for the resource estimation.

Influence of Market Price on the Lac Doré Resource Estimate:

Resource Sensitivity to Market Price
Market Price V2O5 ($USD/pound)          $4.00            $5.50            $7.00
Mineralization (Metric Ton) 68,798,000 99,104,000 111,209,000
Waste (Metric Ton) 103,808,000 165,690,000 205,388,000
Magnetite Concentrate (Metric Ton) 19,633,000 26,067,000 28,844,000
Ratio: W/O 1.51 1.67 1.85
V2O5 (Metric Ton) 226,090 282,370 303,660
Recoverable grade of the Concentrate (%V2O5) 1.15% 1.08% 1.05%
Eq. grade of the mineralization in place (66.6% net recovery) 0.49% 0.43% 0.41%

The parameters used for the resource estimation of the East Deposit included: usage of ordinary Kriging method with omnidirectional variograms, a pit depth of 200m with a 50o slope, a cut-off magnetite abundance of 15% with mining costs set at $1.80/metric ton, magnetite concentration cost at $2.50/metric ton and roasting cost set at $40/metric ton of magnetite based on industry standards. A market value of $5.50USD per pound of V2O5 represents the last three year average, but is also close to the stable average pricing for the last ten years.

The resource classification definitions used for this report are those published by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum in their latest document “CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Reserves” dated May 10, 2014. Procedures and classification used are outlined in the Report by Mr. D’Amours and Mr. Girard that is now filed on www.sedar.com and available at www.vanadiumcorp.com. Resources were classified as “inferred” based on the fact they were calculated from historic drill holes only with their intrinsic uncertainties.

The report describes in detail the market potential for Vanadium strengthened steel and vanadium batteries in North America, the need for adequate domestic supply and the potential for the Lac Doré to fulfill the growing need. The Report states, “The increasing dependency of supply of vanadium demand in USA and Canada from unstable or government oriented jurisdictions like Venezuela, South Africa, Russia and China is of great concern.” “Vanadium has long been considered as a strategic metal by the American government. North American vanadium consumption out paces production by 10,000 tons annually.”

The report also offers a review of the extensive historic metallurgical testing, with a description of the various recovery processes.

Adriaan Bakker, CEO of VanadiumCorp states, “This is a landmark step in advancement for the Lac Doré Vanadium Project. Nearby infrastructure coupled with strong community and government alliances support the development of the Lac Doré Project. High quality mineralization truly distinguishes the Lac Doré as it is devoid of superficial oxidation with amenability to produce clean magnetite concentrate. Most existing Vanadium producers worldwide struggle with significant production costs from metallurgical difficulties directly attributed to highly oxidized ore and high levels of residual silica in the concentrate. The positive metallurgy of Lac Doré was further demonstrated by the Davis Tube method used for calculating the current resource. Size and grade of resource, positive metallurgy, near surface access, location, infrastructure and burgeoning global demand all provide VanadiumCorp the confidence to proceed with a preliminary economic assessment “PEA” as its next stage of development.”

The full budget of the Lac Doré PEA is outlined in the Report.

Because of the filing date, the Report does not address the recent surge in vanadium pricing due to two of the most significant global vanadium producer’s, Vanchem and Evraz Highveld in South-Africa, abruptly halting production indefinitely due to supply depletion and financial issues.

Mr. Christian D’Amours, P. Geo., Geopointcom Inc., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for the Lac Dore resource estimation and has read and approved the technical information contained in this news release.

Mr. Rejean Girard, P. Geo. President of IOS Geoscientifiques Inc., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for the NI 43-101 technical report and has read and approved the technical information contained in this news release.  

On behalf of the board:

Adriaan Bakker, President and Chief Executive Officer

For more information, contact Vanadiumcorp:
Adriaan Bakker, President, CEO
By phone: 604-385-4489
By email: ab@vanadiumcorp.com
Website: www.vanadiumcorp.com

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.

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