Sept. 7, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Amerilithium Corp. (OTCQB: AMEL) ("Amerilithium" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has paid its annual Bureau of Land Management (BLM) maintenance fees for its four
-based lithium properties: Paymaster, Full Monty,
Due to the increase in maintenance fee costs from 2011 to 2012 caused by changes in the BLM's payment structure, the Company has also optimized its claim holdings in two of the properties (Paymaster and Full Monty) to significantly reduce its maintenance fee costs while retaining all claims representing planned drilling targets and all areas of significant exploration interest. Based on the original property holdings, combined maintenance fees would have increased by more than
or approximately 274% over last year. However, following the optimization of the property holdings, overall maintenance fee costs for both of the properties combined were reduced by
or approximately 67%.
The Paymaster property previously consisted of 5,880 acres comprised of 23 claims of 160 acres and 55 claims of 40 acres. The new property holdings now consist of 3,160 acres comprised of 6 claims of 160 acres and 55 claims of 40 acres. In turn, overall maintenance fee costs were reduced by
or approximately 45%.
The Full Monty property previously consisted of 5,300 acres comprised of 66 federal placer mining claims. The new property holdings now consist of 480 acres comprised of six (6) federal placer mining claims. Overall maintenance fee costs were reduced by
or approximately 91%.
The Company's Chief Executive Officer,
, commented: "After carefully studying all of our past geophysical and drill exploration data, it became clear that by divesting the claims in question, we could retain all the exploration areas we see as significant while minimizing our maintenance fee overhead. This decision was the best course of action for the Company in terms of fiscal management while still maintaining our full asset potential."
More information on the Paymaster and Full Monty lithium projects, and additional information regarding the Company, can be found at Amerilithium's corporate website
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Lithium is a lightweight metal used in a wide range of consumer products all over the world: the medical industry uses lithium as an anti-depressant; industrial uses include glass, ceramic and porcelain enamel manufacture; and the aviation industry uses lithium in alloys. Of particular interest is the use of lithium for battery production, which has expanded significantly in recent years due to rechargeable lithium batteries being used increasingly in electrical tools and in the rapidly expanding portable electronics market. Furthermore, the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles are being designed to use high-capacity lithium-ion batteries as environmentally-friendly fuel alternatives, while the Obama administration has introduced
in funding and incentives for the development of a secure, domestic battery industry with special focus on lithium-ion batteries.
Amerilithium is a publicly traded (OTCQB: AMEL) mining company committed to progressively developing into one of the leading U.S. companies in the global lithium industry. The Company is headquartered in
Amerilithium has amassed a lithium portfolio consisting of approximately 719,779 acres, including four
-based projects near the only lithium producing plant in the U.S., a large project in
, and a project in
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