MGX Minerals Completes Paleontology Survey at Paradox Basin, Utah Petrolithium Project; Archaeological Study Nearing Completion

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MGX Minerals Inc.

VANCOUVER, B.C., April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE:XMG) (FKT:1MG) (OTC:MGXMF) is pleased to provide an update on the Company’s Paradox Basin Petrolithium Project (the “Project”). The Project includes the 80,380-acre Blueberry Unit, a recently unitized Federal Oil and Gas Unit created as part of the Project.

After approximately two months of fieldwork crews have completed Paleontology Surveying and are nearing completion of the Archeological Survey. To date all locations have been surveyed out with a total of 163 new sites located along with 12 sites that need redocumenting. Documentation recording for the survey will begin this week and take approximately one week to complete. Pending Bureau of Land Management approval, a Seismic Survey at the Paradox Project is scheduled to commence in early August.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://resource.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/dc0f2e4f-d745-45d3-ae6b-5ec1b73ebaaa.

The 110,000 acre Paradox Project represents the first large scale integrated petroleum and lithium exploration project in the United States and is located proximate to the Lisbon Valley oilfield within the Paradox Basin, which has shown historical brine content as high as 730 ppm lithium (Superior Oil 88-21P).

The Project is being simultaneously explored for oil, gas, lithium and other brine minerals as part of the Company’s North and South American exploration, testing and analyses strategy to determine locations for deployment of the Company’s lithium and mineral extraction technology inclusive of Petrolithium, geothermal, and other lithium brine feedstock sources. MGX controls over two million acres of lithium mineral claims throughout North America.

Blueberry Unit
MGX is currently earning a 75% working interest in the Project, with the remaining interest primarily controlled by a private Utah corporation (the “Paradox Partner”). The Paradox Partner has been engaged by MGX as subcontracted operator of the Project. The Project is host to National Instrument (N.I) 51-101 estimated prospective resources (the “Estimate”) consisting of leasehold and royalty interests in San Juan County, Utah and Miguel County, Colorado. The estimate was prepared by the Ryder Scott Company, L.P. (“Ryder Scott”), an independent qualified reserves evaluator within the meaning of N.I. 51-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (“NI 51-101”), with an effective date of June 30, 2017. The Estimate was prepared in accordance with N.I. 51-101 and the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation.

Estimated Gross Volumes
Unrisked Prospective (Recoverable) Hydrocarbon Resources
Leasehold Interest in San Juan County, Utah and San Miguel County, Colorado of
MGX MINERALS INC.
As of June 30,2017

FormationULTIMATE RECOVERY OIL – MMBOULTIMATE RECOVERY GAS – BCFCOC*
LOWBESTHIGHLOWBESTHIGH 
Paradox Clastics
CB241.79959.49885.32433.44147.60268.2660.075
CB341.91560.64185.83333.53648.51768.6710.075
CB412.76618.74526.69210.21314.78121.3550.075
CB533.18548.06568.84126.54838.45355.0740.075
CB66.6039.60713.8745.2837.68611.1000.045
CB71.8922.7353.9481.5142.1883.1580.032
CB819.10827.52539.07915.28722.02231.2640.068
CB911.45216.67123.7119.16213.33718.9700.068
CB1014.56521.16930.08811.65216.93624.0730.068
CB112.0212.9294.2441.6172.3443.3960.032
CB129.35213.60919.5257.48210.88715.6200.045
CB139.33313.15819.2977.46810.81515.4380.045
CB143.1954.6216.6342.5563.6975.3080.045
CB156.4559.43213.6335.1647.54610.9080.045
CB162.7523.9875.7682.2023.1904.6150.045
CB173.7705.3907.8353.0164.3136.2690.040
CB184.6736.7289.5723.7395.3837.6580.045
CB1916.69024.22634.54213.35819.38127.6360.068
CB202.9314.2536.1182.4353.4024.8950.040
CB21
(Cane Creek)
35.33651.33873.97128.27241.07359.1770.097
CB225.6358.26111.9574.5086.6099.5660.045
Leadville1.0002.1004.000153.000231.700341.6000.066

*COC – Chance of Commerciality = Chance of Discovery * Chance of Development

Lisbon Valley and Paradox Basin Geology
The Project is proximate to Lisbon Valley oilfield which has approximately 140 wells. According to production statistics, as reported by the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Oil, Gas and Mining Division, cumulative lifetime production within the Lisbon Valley oilfield has totaled 51.4 million barrels of oil as of June 2017 (“Oil Production by Field, Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil, Gas and Mining”; June 2017; Click Here). The Paradox Basin has been noted by the USGS as having one of the largest undeveloped oil and gas fields in the United States (“Assessment of Oil and Gas Resources in the Paradox Basin Province…”; USGS; 2011; Click Here).

About MGX Minerals
MGX Minerals is a diversified Canadian resource company with interests in advanced material and energy assets throughout North America. Learn more at www.mgxminerals.com.

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Contact Information
Jared Lazerson
President and CEO
Telephone: 1.604.681.7735
Web: www.mgxminerals.com