Government of New Brunswick
February 2022

In a February 1, 2022 press release, Manganese X Energy Corp. announced that they achieved two metallurgical milestones in the production of high-grade manganese from their Battery Hill property in west-central New Brunswick. Kemetco developed a novel and innovative purification process that eliminated steps in the purification process to produce a high purity manganese sulphate monohydrate. They also produced final crystal products with all contaminants below 100 ppm (i.e., calcium and magnesium), which is critical for battery grade materials.

In a February 17, 2022 press release, Magna Terra Minerals Inc. reported the results of their initial exploration program on their Hawkins Love gold project in southern New Brunswick. Soil samples collected in the prospective area along the Back Bay Fault and Saint George Batholith intrusive contact yielded values exceeding 10 g/t Au with 232 samples >10 ppb Au. Five target areas were identified along an 8 km strike length. The magnetic survey identified several sub-parallel fault and shear zones within the 3 km wide zone along the Back Bay Fault.