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

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VANCOUVER, May 6 /CNW/ - 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 Pinon 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.

    
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             Carlin Vanadium Project NI43-101 Resource Estimation
                       Stryhas (2010) of SRK Consulting
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    Resource     Cut-off        Total           Grade      Contained V2O5
    Category     V2O5 (%)      (tonnes)        V2O5 (%)         (lbs)
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    Inferred       0.30       25,400,000        0.515        289,000,000
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    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
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                                     Total           Contained
    Property    Resource  Cut-off    Tonnes   Grade     WO3      Reference
    Ownership   Category   WO3 (%)  (tonnes)  WO3 (%)  (lbs)
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    Springer   Measured       -           -       -           -  Stryhas and
     Project                                                      More (2007)
    100% EMC   Indicated    0.3     274,000   0.619   3,392,000  SRK
     Metals                                                       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
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    Fostung    Measured       -           -      -           -  Stryhas and
     Project                                                      More (2007)
    100% EMC   Indicated      -           -      -           -  SRK
     Metals                                                      Consulting
    Ontario,   Total M+I      -           -       -           -
    Canada     Inferred   0.125  12,400,000   0.213  58,000,000
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    Scandium
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                                     Total           Contained
    Property    Resource  Cut-off    Tonnes   Grade     Sc       Reference
                Category  Sc (ppm)  (tonnes) Sc (ppm)  (lbs)
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    Nyngan     Measured     100   2,718,000     274   1,638,000  Pursell et
     Gilgai                                                       al. (2009)
     Project
    50/50      Indicated    100   9,294,000     258   5,275,000  Jervois
     Joint                                                        Mining Ltd.
     Venture
    New South  Total M+I    100  12,012,000     261   6,897,000
     Wales,
    Australia  Inferred       -           -       -           -
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    Vanadium
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                                                     Contained
    Property    Resource  Cut-off    Total    Grade   V2O5 (%)   Reference
                Category  V2O5 (%)  (tonnes) V205 (%)  (lbs)
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    Carlin     Measured       -           -       -           -  Stryhas
     Project                                                      (2010)
    100% EMC   Indicated      -           -       -           -  SRK
     Metals                                                       Consulting
    Nevada,    Total M+I      -           -       -           -
    USA        Inferred     0.3  25,400,000   0.515 289,000,000
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    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
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EMC Metals is focused on sustainable growth through the development and application of technology for specialty and exotic metal projects. Through successful business developments, EMC intends to utilize its in-house and 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, which has a fully permitted 1,200 tpd milling facility.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This press release contains projections and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and EMC's plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, EMC assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

SOURCE EMC METALS CORP.

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