Pure Energy Minerals Limited is pleased to announce that exploration borehole CV-3 has been successfully drilled to a total depth of 2,000 feet below ground level (610 metres) at its Clayton Valley South Lithium Brine Project, located near Silver Peak, Nevada.
The original target depth for this well was 1,600 feet (490 metres), but favourable drilling conditions and positive return of cuttings and formation fluids supported extending the depth of investigation down to the final depth. The well has been completed to a diameter of 12.5 inches (32 centimetres), and field crews are currently installing temporary well casing. The new well will serve the dual purpose of deep exploration and monitoring for pumping tests. The Company expects to commence detailed brine sampling in early July; results will follow soon thereafter.
Drillers employed a combination of drilling techniques to complete the CV-3 well, including diamond core drilling to 1,400 feet (427 metres) and mud rotary from 1,400 to 2,000 feet (610 metres). Core recovery continues to be excellent ( > 95%) on the CVS Project. The new well was collared approximately 660 feet (200 metres) east-southeast of CV-1. The geological and porosity data from CV-3 will be important additions to the database in the northern project area.