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Little lithium player Resolve Ventures (RSV.V) has popped 35% on news that Nevada Sunrise (NEV.V) has proposed wiring North South Petroleum Corp (NAS.H) into the Neptune Lithium property in Nevada’s Clayton Valley, to forge a three-way partnership.

Resolve currently has a 25% stake in the plot, with another 25% working interest available to them after completing certain cash and/or share payments to Nevada Sunrise, and by incurring an additional CDN$700,000 in exploration expenditures over a 2-year period.

Nevada Sunrise has subsequently granted North South Petroleum Corp. the right to earn a 50% interest in the Neptune Property should Resolve choose to waive its right to it’s second 25%.

The new deal is subject to, among other things, Resolve waiving its right to earn a further 25% interest in the Neptune Property, all three companies entering into an amending agreement, and North South incurring exploration expenditures of CDN$700,000.

The deal would allow Resolve to coast on the deal, rather than have to raise drill program financing, and the market has enjoyed that option in the hours since the news was released.

Resolve stock jumped 35% in early trading, up $0.055 to $0.21, and bringing it to a $5m market cap.

The newly proposed joint venture would be formed between North South (50%), Nevada Sunrise (25%) and Resolve (25%), on substantially the same terms as are set out in the current agreement between Nevada Sunrise and Resolve.

— Chris Parry

http://www.twitter.com/chrisparry

FULL DISCLOSURE: The author owns Resolve Ventures stock.

Disclaimer: ALWAYS DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH and consult with a licensed investment professional before making an investment. This communication should not be used as a basis for making any investment.

Chris Parry

Chris Parry is a two-time Webster Award winning journalist who has been featured in the pages of The Vancouver Sun, The Province, National Post, Spin, Hollywood Reporter, FHM, Stuff, and Stockhouse. He was the first business journalist to identify and focus on the move to marijuana as an investment opportunity, and started Equity.Guru as a venue for honest, no punches pulled coverage of the North American public markets.

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