$69 postpage LB

Galan Lithium Updates On Fifth And Sixth Drillholes At Candelas Lithium Brine Project

  • May 29, 2019 06:06 PM AEST
  • Team Kalkine
Galan Lithium Updates On Fifth And Sixth Drillholes At Candelas Lithium Brine Project

Galan Lithium Limited (ASX: GLN), established in 2011, is a metals and mining industry player that acquires, explores and develops minerals including lithium, tin and tantalum deposits.

Gold MTF non-AMP

On 29 May 2019, Galan Lithium informed the market that it had received the initial assays results from the fifth drillhole (C-05-19) at the Candelas Lithium Brine Project (wholly owned) in Catamarca province, located in the northwest of Argentina. This marks the end of Stage 1 of the maiden diamond drilling campaign at Candelas.

The fifth drillhole is located approximately 2.5 kms south of the maiden drillhole (C-01-19) and around 1.8 kms west of C-03-19, as illustrated in the figure below.

Galan Lithium’s tenure and location of drillholes at Salar Hombre Muerto (Source: ASX announcement 16 May’19)

Following downhole geophysical logging at drillhole C-05-19, the company performed several packer tests and the samples collected were sent for analyses. As per the company, the currently prevailing extreme cold weather has led to the delay in operations and also the final sampling to be completed on project site. However, the lab results for C-05-19 demonstrate good lithium grades from the brine horizon from 220 to 380 m ranging between 491 -856 mg/l Li as briefed in the Table 1 below. Moreover, the recorded impurity levels have been consistently low (values returned with Mg:Li ~2.60).

Source: Company’s announcement dated 29 May 2019

Meanwhile, the drillhole C-06-19 has also been completed under Stage 2 of the drilling campaign, as reported, to a depth of 422 m after encountering basement at 419 m. The field results from packer tests conducted before operations had to cease encountered brines with SG ranging from 1.09 to 1.13 for the last 42 m of the drillhole.

Currently, the company is on standby and preparing to kickstart operations as the weather settles. As the activities are resumed, Galan plans to complete the sampling on C-05-19 as well as new ascending packer tests on C-06-19 to trace the brine horizon and its thickness.

Candelas Lithium Brine Project

Within the highly abundant and world-renowned South American Lithium Triangle in Argentina, is located the highly-prospective Candelas Lithium Brine Project on the Salar del Hombre Muerto. Hombre Muerto basin is home to high-quality lithium brines. In addition, the presence of closed periphery, ground waters sourcing volcanic rocks, hydrothermal activity and arid climate, all contribute a favourable topography for lithium brine development.

Galan Lithium is actively advancing works at the Candelas Project, intending to begin commercial production in the future. The extensive five-hole maiden diamond drilling campaign (Stage 1) began in January 2019 upon the receipt of drilling permits from the Secretaria de Estado de Mineria – Gobierno de Catamarca (2018 year-end).

As the campaign took off, consistent and encouraging assays and analysis were obtained from the first four drillholes starting with an exceptional intercept of 192 m @ 802 mg/l Li at the C-01-19 in March 2019. Thereafter, the second (C-02-19), third (C-03-19) and fourth (C-04-19) drillholes were completed until early April 2019.

More on details of five holes drilling can be READ here.

Stage 2 of the drilling campaign has recently started with C-06-19 drilling as permits were received in mid-May 2019. With crucial milestones achieved so far, Galan Lithium expects to define a Maiden Resource estimate in the foreseeable future, most likely by Q3 CY2019.

Today, on 29th May 2019, GLN settled the day’s trading at a price of AU$ 0.225.


Disclaimer

This website is a service of Kalkine Media Pty. Ltd. A.C.N. 629 651 672. The website has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used as a complete source of information on any particular company. The above article is sponsored but NOT a solicitation or recommendation to buy, sell or hold the stock of the company (or companies) under discussion. We are neither licensed nor qualified to provide investment advice through this platform.

 

 


Disclaimer
The website https://kalkinemedia.com/au is a service of Kalkine Media Pty. Ltd. (Kalkine Media) A.C.N. 629 651 672. The principal purpose of the content on this website is to provide factual information only and does not contain or imply any recommendation or opinion intended to influence your financial decisions and must not be relied upon by you as such. Some of the content on this website may be sponsored/non-sponsored, as applicable, but is NOT a solicitation or recommendation to buy, sell or hold the stock of the company (or companies) or engage in any investment activity under discussion. We are neither licensed nor qualified to provide investment advice through this platform. In providing you with the content on this website, we have not considered your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should make your own enquiries and obtain your own independent advice prior to making any financial decisions.
Some of the images that may be used on this website are copyright to their respective owner(s). Kalkine Media does not claim ownership of any of the pictures displayed on this website unless stated otherwise. The images that may be used on this website are taken from various sources on the web and are believed to be in public domain. We have used reasonable efforts to accredit the source (public domain/CC0 status) to where it was found and indicated it below the image. The information provided on the website is in good faith, however Kalkine Media does not make any representation or warranty regarding the content, accuracy, or use of the content on the website.

 

   
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. OK