THE DRILL SERGEANT: Galan Lithium (ASX: GLN) is about to commence geophysical CSAMT (Controlled Source Audio‐frequency Magnetotellurics) surveys over the company’s Pata Pila and Rana del Sal projects in Aregntina.
Galan Lithium said the CSAMT surveys would assist in the estimation of potential lithium brine resources at the Western Basin of the Hombre Muerto salar in Argentina.
The company’s Rana de Sal and Pata Pila licenses cover large alluvial fan areas covering the western margin of the Hombre Muerto salar.
Recent drilling undertaken by Galan targeted single lines of highly conductive CSAMT anomalies recorded from previously completed surveys.
The company was encouraged by drilling that returned intercepts of high-grade/low-impurity lithium bearing brines.
The results from Pata Pila confirmed high-grades with all samples returning lithium grades greater than 900mg/l lithium with low impurity levels.
“Several lines of CSAMT surveying, additional to the existing lines…will be conducted across the alluvial fans at both Pata Pila and Rana del Sal,” Galan Lithium said in its ASX announcement.
“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 that previously conducted the surveys over the nearby Candelas channel at Hombre Muerto where Galan recently announced a maiden resource.