MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA — (July 8, 2021) – Genius Metals Inc. (CSE: GENI) (“Genius Metals” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that it has recently completed a prospecting campaign on the Sakami property and commenced mobilizing a drill crew to implement a 2,000 m drilling program.

Summer Prospecting Campaign

Genius Metals is pleased to announce that it has recently completed a prospecting campaign on the Sakami property during the first two weeks of June. The campaign was completed by a crew of 8 geologists and technicians.  The exploration was concentrated on the newly discovered Lamarche, GoldenEye and Trans-Taiga prospects to better comprehend the geological setting the extent of the mineralization. Areas highlighted by the recent drone surveys, completed in 2020 and 2021 respectively, were also investigated.

Commencement of the Drilling Program at Sakami

Genius Metals will conduct its initial drilling program on the Sakami property.The drill crew and a team of geologists and technicians are expected to arrive in the Sakami camp imminently. A minimum of 2,000m of diamond-drilling is planned on the most prospective targets which were generated by the recently-completed mapping, rock sampling, channel sampling and geophysical surveys. The drill program will be executed by Forage G4 based in Val d’Or, Québec and will be supervised by Laurentia Exploration located in Jonquière, Québec and Genius Metals.

The Sakami property, 100% owned by Genius Metals, is located between the LaGrande Sud mineralized zone (300,000 Oz Au, Non-NI43-101 compliant) owned by Osisko Development Corp. and Quebec Precious Metals LaPointe gold prospect (more than 42,000m of drilling since 2001) and other numerous gold showings.

The mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.

Mr. Guy Goulet, President and CEO of Genius Metals said: This drilling program represents a huge milestone in the development of the Sakami property and Genius Metals. This program should help confirm the enormous gold potential of this property and the Sakami area. We are excited to start the program on a 20,519 hectares property that has never been drilled, but lies in an area that has seen great drilling results in recent years.

Closing of a Second Tranche of Financing

The Corporation completed a second tranche of a non-brokered private placement offering (the “Private Placement”) for gross proceeds of $230,000. The Corporation intends to focus on developing the Sakami property with the proceeds raised as part of this private placement.Under the Private Placement, the Corporation issued and sold: 1,050,000 common share units (the “Common Share Units”) at a price of $0.20 per Common Share Unit, with each such unit being comprised of one ordinary share of the Corporation and one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”) entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.35 until January 7, 2023.

All securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement are subject to a hold period under applicable securities laws, which will expire four months plus one day from the date of their issuance.

The technical and scientific content of this release has been reviewed and approved by Michel Boily, PhD, P.Geo, VP Exploration for Genius and Qualified Person (QP) as defined by NI 43-101.

About Genius Metals

Genius Metals is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and, if warranted, development of natural resource properties of merit in Canada.

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Contact Information

Genius Metals Inc.
Tel.: 579-476-7000

Pierre-Olivier Goulet
Vice-President Corporate Development

Guy Goulet
President and CEO