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May 6, 2010
EMC Metals Receives a National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report and Resource Estimation for the Carlin Vanadium Project, Nevada.

Vancouver, British Columbia, May 6, 2010 - EMC Metals Corp. (TSX: EMC) is pleased to announce the receipt of a Canadian National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101) compliant technical report and resource estimation for the Carlin Vanadium Project, located approximately 40 km south of Elko, Nevada, USA.

The Carlin Vanadium Project consists of 72 unpatented mineral claims covering ~578 ha, located along the western flank of the Piñon Range within the headwaters of Cole Creek. The property is accessible year round via highway 278 and the Cole Creek Road from the town of Carlin, Nevada.

EMC Metals Corp. Chief Executive Officer, Mr. George Putnam, states, "We are very pleased to add this NI 43-101 compliant resource estimation to EMC Metal's portfolio of NI 43-101 compliant specialty metals projects, including the recently announced NI 43-101 compliant scandium resource at the Nyngan Gilgai Project in Australia and NI 43-101 compliant tungsten resources at both the Springer Project in Nevada and at Fostung in Ontario, Canada."

A Technical Report titled "NI 43-101 Technical Report on Resources, EMC Metals Corp., Carlin Vanadium Project. Carlin, Nevada", prepared by SRK Consulting US in 2010, will be filed on SEDAR within 45 days. The technical report outlines a NI 43-101 compliant Inferred Resource of 25.4 million tonnes grading 0.515% V2O5 for a total of 289 million lbs of total contained V2O5, see table below.
 

Carlin Vanadium Project NI43-101 Resource Estimation
Stryhas (2010) of SRK Consulting

Resource Category

Cut-off
V2O5 (%)

Total
(tonnes)

Grade
V2O5 (%)

Contained V2O5
(lbs)

Inferred

0.30

25,400,000

0.515

289,000,000


Notes: This resource estimation was prepared in compliance with the "Best Practices and Reporting Guidelines" set out by CIM and National Instruments 43-10. It was taken from NI 43-101 Technical Report on Resources, EMC Metals Corp. Carlin Vanadium Project, Carlin, Nevada written by Bart Stryhas from SRK Consulting in 2010 for EMC Metals Corp. The resource estimation was calculated using a drillhole database, compiled by EMC Metals verified by SRK and, containing information from 152 drillholes totaling 11,135m (36,525ft). The drillhole depths range from approximately 6m (20ft) to 150m (500ft) with an average of 73m (240ft). The resource estimation was made using an Inverse Distance Weighting Squared interpolation method (ID2). The resource is confined within a 0.1% V2O5 grade shell constructed by generating cross-section polygon outlines at nominal 200ft spacing. A weighted average density of 2.34g/cm3 was used for the mineralized lithologies. The resource was estimated as short tons and then converted to metric tons for this press release.

The Carlin Vanadium Deposit was discovered in the 1960s by Union Carbide Corp. (UCC) when significantly anomalous vanadium was found in samples collected by UCC Geologists (Galli, 1968, Morgan, 1968). During 1967 and 1968 Union Carbide conducted exploration work including geological mapping, ~15,000 feet of trenching, and ~36,500 feet of drilling in 112 holes outlining a zone of vanadium mineralization within the current claim boundary.

At the Carlin Project, the vanadium mineralization is hosted within 15 m (50 ft) thick horizon of black shales within the Devonian Woodruff Formation, which consists of dark grey to black siliceous mudstones, and chert with lesser amounts of shale, siltstone, dolomitic siltstone, and calcareous sandstone. The Woodruff formation is unconformably overlain by shallow dipping Permian-Pennsylvanian siltstones, shales, conglomerates, and carbonates of the Chainman and Diamond Peak Formations.

Historical metallurgical test work from the Carlin Vanadium Project, completed by the U.S. Department of Mines (Brooks and Potter, 1974), showed that up to 69% of the vanadium could be recovered from weathered dolomitic shales containing 1% V2O5 , while preliminary test work on fresh black shales show similar recoveries using a salt roast and acid leaching. EMC Metals is currently working on metallurgical processes to refine the recovery of V2O5 from the Carlin Vanadium Project shales. Future work programs are being developed for the Carlin Vanadium Project, including definition and infill drilling and detailed metallurgical work.

The following tables outline EMC Metal's current NI 43-101 resource estimations for the 4 key projects:
 

Tungsten

Property
Ownership

Resource
Category

Cut-off
WO3(%)

Total Tonnes
(tonnes)

Grade
WO3(%)

Contained WO3
(lbs)

Reference

Springer Project

Measured

-

-

-

-

Stryhas and More (2007)

100% EMC Metals

Indicated

0.3

274,000

0.619

3,392,000

SRK Consulting

Nevada,

Total M+I

0.3

274,000

0.619

3,392,000

 

USA

Inferred

0.3

1,097,000

0.562

12,330,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fostung Project

Measured

-

-

-

-

Stryhas and More (2007)

100% EMC Metals

Indicated

-

-

-

-

SRK Consulting

Ontario,

Total M+I

-

-

-

-

 

Canada

Inferred

0.125

12,400,000

0.213

58,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scandium

Property

Resource
Category

Cut-off
Sc (ppm)

Total Tonnes
(tonnes)

Grade
Sc (ppm)

Contained Sc
(lbs)

Reference

Nyngan Gilgai Project

Measured

100

2,718,000

274

1,638,000

Pursell et al. (2009)

50/50 Joint Venture

Indicated

100

9,294,000

258

5,275,000

Jervois Mining Ltd.

New South Wales,

Total M+I

100

12,012,000

261

6,897,000

 

Australia

Inferred

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanadium

Property

Resource
Category

Cut-off
V2O5(%)

Total
(tonnes)

Grade
V2O5(%)

Contained 
V2O5 (lbs)

Reference

Carlin Project

Measured

-

-

-

-

Stryhas (2010)

100% EMC Metals

Indicated

-

-

-

-

SRK Consulting

Nevada,

Total M+I

-

-

-

-

 

USA

Inferred

0.3

25,400,000

0.515

289,000,000

 



Technical information in this news release has been reviewed by Gilles R. Dessureau, M.Sc. P.Geo, a Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Dessureau is a Professional Geologist employed with EMC Metals Corp.

About EMC Metals

EMC Metals is focused on sustainable growth through the development and application of technology for specialty and exotic metals. Through successful business developments, EMC intends to utilize its patented technologies to further its efforts in maximizing opportunities in a number of specialty metals including the Nyngan Scandium Joint Venture with Jervois Mining Ltd. of Melbourne, Australia while also planning for future opportunities from its Carlin Vanadium Project, Fostung Tungsten Project and Springer Tungsten Facility.

For additional information please contact:

EMC Metals Corp.
Investor Relations: (604) 648-4653 or info@emcmetals.com

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