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NRG Metals announce drill rig on site at Salar Escondido

Mining News - Published on Mon, 16 Apr 2018

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NRG Metals Inc announced that a drill rig and camp are now on site at the 29,180 hectare (72,100 acre) Salar Escondido Lithium Project located in Catamarca Province, Argentina. NRG technical staff, including a senior hydrologist and geologist have been located near site, and drilling will begin shortly.

Water Drilling of Catamarca, Argentina are contracted to drill an 8.5-inch diameter rotary hole up to a depth of 400 m. The hole will be located approximately one kilometre south of the Company's initial diamond drill hole, which was completed to a depth of 307 m in December 2017.

During 2017, NRG's drilling confirmed the presence of a buried brine zone beneath the alluvial cover on the surface of the basin. Brine was intersected at a depth of 140 m, and as reported in the Company's press release dated December 7, 2017, sampling from 183 to 198 m returned an average grade of 229 mg Li/liter in a porous, weakly consolidated sandstone horizon. A Vertical Electrical Sounding geophysical survey conducted by the Company suggests that the brine zone occurs at an even shallower depth where the upcoming hole will be drilled.

The Salar Escondido project is located approximately 280 kilometers northwest of Catamarca, Argentina.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Mon, 16 Apr 2018
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