Further Brine Potential Revealed In Argentina
Galan Lithium Limited (ASX:GLN) has successfully completed the first drill hole in its latest drill campaign at Hombre Muerto West (HMW) in Argentina.
Drillhole PB-01-21 was completed at Pata Pila, to a final depth of 220m and the bore hole will soon be cased. The purpose of the drill hole will be to conduct pumping tests to help build the hydrogeological models required as part of the work to build our reserve estimates at the Hombre Muerto West (HMW) project located on the Western Basin of the Hombre Muerto salar.
Managing Director, Juan Pablo Vargas de la Vega, said excellent recovery of cuttings for the entire hole has revealed a highly detailed stratigraphy downhole. The Pata Pila licence covers large alluvial fan areas lying adjacent to Livent Corporation’s.
These results will enable our team to update our previous conservative lithology interpretations which were significantly impacted by the lack of recovery for parts of the drilling. This meant some lithological interpretations were based on downhole Zealandez geophysical data. Because of this a conservative approach was made in the interpretation, where halite was conservatively modelled for the resources estimates by SRK Australia.
However, the recent drilling results have revealed a minimum 40m of the interpreted halite is actually comprised of unconsolidated conglomerates and interbeds of silt and clay. These lithologies where conservatively assumed for aquifer porosity and their discovery is expected to impact future resource estimates.
To help resolve the stratigraphy between drill holes and update our resource estimates, Galan is planning a general passive seismic survey at HMW to complement the drill hole lithology logs. The aim is to produce high fidelity models of the stratigraphy to ensure we have the highest possible quality resource/reserve estimations.
“The initial results from this current drilling campaign have opened up even more potential for our volumes and flow rates at Pata Pila and the other HMW areas. It is very exciting to say the least,” JP Vargas de la Vega said.
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