Galan Lithium Limited (ASX: GLN) has commenced geophysical CSAMT (Controlled Source Audio‐frequency Magnetotellurics) surveys over the Pata Pila and Rana del Sal projects at the Western Basin of the Hombre Muerto salar in Argentina.
Juan Pablo (“JP”) Vargas de la Vega, Galan’s Managing Director, said the survey results will assist in the estimation of potential lithium brine resources will commence shortly.
The Rana de Sal and Pata Pila licenses cover large alluvial fan areas lying adjacent to Livent Corporation’s tenure, covering the western margin of the Hombre Muerto salar.
JP said recent drilling targeted single lines of highly conductive CSAMT anomalies recorded from previous surveys.
He said results from the previous drilling proved to be highly encouraging returning significant intercepts of high grade/low impurity lithium bearing brines.
The results from Pata Pila confirmed high grades with all samples returning lithium grades >900mg/l Li with low levels of Mg/Li at <2.0. Sampling from the drilling of part of the aquifer at Rana del Sal returned a lithium grade section of 39m >1,000mg/l Li also with low impurity levels.
Several additional lines of CSAMT surveying will be conducted across the alluvial fans at both Pata Pila and Rana del Sal.
JP said the surveys aim to map conductivity contrasts to assist in identifying the extent of lithium‐bearing brine aquifers and to define the geometry and depths to basement.
The surveys are to be conducted by the company’s geophysical consultants Quantec Geoscience Ltd. Quantec previously conducted the surveys over the nearby Candelas channel at Hombre Muerto where Galan recently announced a maiden resource.
Resource estimation work will be conducted by the company’s independent consultants SRK (Australia) utilising their Australian and Argentinian based teams.