Platypus MineralsLtd. said May 2 that LepidicoLtd. has granted EuropeanMetals Holdings Ltd. an option to acquire a license to use the L-Maxtechnology for the latter's Cinoveclithium project in the Czech Republic for A$20,000.
The 12-month option can be renewed for a further 12 months bypaying an additional A$25,000, Platypus said.
European Metals will be required to pay A$30,000 in cash andissue 890,215 ordinary shares to Lepidico, and pay a gross product royalty of 2%on all sales relating to lithium chemicals and other byproducts produced using theL-Max technology.
The company will also run an L-Max mini-plant test on the Cinovecore.
In late-March, LithiumAustralia NL withdrewfrom the nonbinding memorandum of understanding with European Metals over the Cinovecproject.
Platypus recently completed a satisfactory due diligence on Lepidicoand signed a binding term sheet to acquire100% of its issued capital.