Lancaster Resources Inc. has declared that its maiden drill program has received administrative approval at its Alkali Flat Project in New Mexico, USA. Lancaster’s application for a Minimal Impact Exploration Permit for its Phase 1 Exploration Drilling at the Alkali Flat Lithium Brine Project has been deemed administratively complete by the New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division, which is a major advancement in this innovative exploration endeavor.
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The approval of our maiden drilling program will not only be a significant economic milestone for Lancaster but also a moment of affirmation for our commitment to responsible exploration. We are at the cusp of demonstrating that sustainable practices can and should be at the heart of the mining industry’s future, particularly as we contribute to the global clean energy transition.
Andrew Watson, Vice President, Engineering & Operations, Lancaster Resources Inc.
Lancaster was notified by the MMD that the application complies with the requirements of the application for a Minimal Impact Exploration permit. Originally submitted on September 26th, 2023, the proposed exploration plan thoroughly outlines a minimal-impact approach to develop three drill holes and related pads over a disturbed area of less than two acres under the jurisdiction of the Lordsburg Playa, New Mexico, US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property.
The Alkali Flat Project has already passed this administrative obstacle and is entering the technical evaluation process, which entails a thorough examination by federal, state, and tribal agencies. In the middle of November 2023, representatives from Lancaster, BLM, and MMD are expected to visit the site. The goal of the visit is to assess the project on the ground and make sure that all suggested operations adhere to the strictest guidelines for sustainability and environmental preservation.
Lancaster Resources Inc. plans to accentuate the importance of environmental stewardship, with plans to use renewable energy sources and cutting-edge Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) technology to reduce its carbon footprint and water usage, thus ensuring efficient resource extraction.