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Ultra Lithium to Start Second Round of Exploration Program at Salar Laguna Verde Discovery Zone in Catamarca, Argentina

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ultra Lithium Inc. (TSX-V:ULI) (“ULI” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it is starting the second round of surface sampling with focus on the Salar Laguna Verde Discovery Zone in the Province of Catamarca, Argentina. The assay results from surface sampling in this area, announced in ULI’s November 07, 2017 press release indicated one sample with lithium (Li) value of 1100 parts per million (ppm) and a magnesium to lithium ratio of less than two. The field crew plans to mobilize to the property next week. Exploratory sampling will be carried out by collecting surface brines and shallow sub-surface brines down to a depth of approximately one meter. 

Further review of the assay results by the Company’s technical team indicates a strong correlation of lithium values with brine density measured in the field (See Table Below). The other controlling physical parameters are pH, total dissolved solids (TDS) and the influence of fresh water from alluvial fans in the catchment area of Laguna Verde Salar. ULI’s working model for exploration is that the potential source of lithium in the lagoon and subsurface is hydrothermal movement of lithium through a system of faults. A northwest–southeast running fault structure has been identified in the field and on satellite images which is considered a possible source of lithium concentration in this brine. This interpretation of the results will be used as a guideline for future sampling and testing work. 

Dr. Weiguo Lang, CEO of Ultra Lithium, stated that, “We are very excited about the Laguna Verde discovery and want to continue exploring this area as a priority while we continue working on other brine properties in Argentina. This phase of exploration will help to increase our understanding of the lithium concentration mechanism and its controlling geological processes. Our efforts to acquire and explore Argentinian brine lithium assets is paying off in a big way.”

Qualified Person
The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Afzaal Pirzada, P.Geo., a qualified person, as defined by NI 43-101 who works as Vice President Exploration of the Company.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

“Kiki Smith” 
Kiki Smith, CFO  

About Ultra Lithium Inc.
Ultra Lithium is an exploration and development company with a focus on the acquisition and development of lithium assets. The Company currently holds brine exploration properties in Catamarca, Argentina and Nevada, USA and a hard rock spodumene type lithium property in Ontario, Canada.

For further information, please contact the Company at:
Attention: Kiki Smith
Telephone: 778 968-1176
Facsimile: 604 909-4682
Email:kiki@ultralithium.com
Website: www.ultralithium.com
View the Company’s filings at www.SEDAR.com.

Table 1: Correlation of October 2017 Sampling Data from Laguna Verde with Physical Field Parameters

Project Area SAMPLE WGS84 TDS
gr/l
SAL COND RESIS. PH DENSITY Li  mg/l Mg
mg/l
K mg/l Na mg/l
Laguna Verde Laguna Verde II 17CA029 19 J 607380 7198451 13.55 7.7 13.55 73.8 8.6 1010 14.0 87.9 262 2650
Laguna Verde Laguna Verde II 17CA030 19 J 606573 7198467 >200 >70 226 4.39 7.4 1250 1100.0 1900 14100 127000
Laguna Verde Laguna Verde II 17CA031 19 J 606275 7198901 >200 >70 232.5 4.87 7.5 1200 514.0 490 8870 97400
Laguna Verde Laguna Verde II 17CA032 19 J 606202 7199362 85.5 59.5 85.5 11.69 8.5 1050 92.5 542 1340 23800
Laguna Verde Laguna Verde I 17CA033 19 J 603634 7200748 25 14.9 25 40 8.1 1015 24.8 323 351 4980
Laguna Verde Laguna Verde I 17CA034 19 J 602873 7197649 143.7 >70 143.7 6.95 8.4 1100 199.0 234 2620 44400
Laguna Verde Laguna Verde I 17CA035 19 J 602859 7198645 37.4 23.2 37.4 26.7 8.8 1035 39.4 154 522 8780
Laguna Verde La Maru 17CA036 19 J 606062 7200840 53.5 34.5 53.5 18.7 8.8 1035 48.9 355 723 13000
Laguna Verde La Maru 17CA037 19 J 606070 7201410 124.4 >70 124.7 8.07 8.4 1080 147.0 1180 2240 34900
Laguna Verde La Maru 17CA038 19 J 604608 7201220 54.5 35.2 54.5 18.35 8.2 1030 57.5 565 1020 12300
Laguna Verde Griselda 17CA039 19 J 603012 7197999 150.6 >70 150.6 6.64 8.5 1100 202.0 240 2680 45600

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