Southern Lithium Corp. is pleased to announce it has completed the second hole of the Phase One exploration program at its Cruz Property in the Pocitos Salar Basin in Salta Province, Argentina.
The second hole (CREX 1702) was drilled to a depth of 503 metres (m) and was located south of the first hole (CREX 1701).
The first hole (CREX 1701) was drilled to a depth of 476 metres (m) at the northern end of the Company's claim block in the Pocitos Salar Basin.
The objective of this exploration program was to obtain depth-specific samples of the brine and its host material to collect geochemical, lithologic and porosity data.
The drill program is being managed in Argentina through Southern’s joint venture partner Millennial Lithium Corp. Millennial has engaged HIDROTEC S.R.L., a Salta-based drilling company with extensive experience in drilling and testing salar-hosted lithium brines. Millennial has engaged Mike Rosko of Montgomery and Associates, Inc. a US-based hydrogeological consultancy to provided program guidance and act as the Company's qualified person for reporting results.
Samples have been shipped to the lab for analyses. Sampling is being conducted in accordance with CIM guidelines and an appropriate QA/QC program to ensuring accuracy and precision of the analytical process. Results of the analysis are pending and the company expects to report assays from the two hole program shortly.
Proyecto Pastos Grandes, S.A., Millennial's Lithium subsidiary has engaged SGS Argentina SA of Buenos Aires, Argentina as the primary analytical provider. The laboratory has extensive experience with lithium brine analyses and is certified under ISO/IEC 17025, and in SGS case, specifically for determination of lithium and potassium in liquid brines by use of ICP-OES.
Mr. Clive Massey, CEO of Southern Lithium Corp. stated: "Management is very pleased to have completed the first two holes of the phase one exploration program is looking forward to receiving and reporting the assay results as soon as possible. Further the company is excited with the potential prospects of advancing the project in 2018 through its Joint Venture partner Millennial Lithium."