PepinNini Minerals Permitted for Drilling at Pocitos Project

THE DRILL SERGEANT: With just a couple of days to go until the RIU Resources Roundup in Sydney, PepinNini Minerals (ASX: PNN) announced the signing of drilling permits by the Salta Province Mining Secretary for drilling the company’s Pocitos project in Argentina.

PepinNini Minerals has engaged drilling contractor Hidrotec Perforaciones, who has considerable experience in the Puna region with lithium brine drilling, for the work.

Drilling is scheduled to commence mid-May.

Phase 1 drilling will be two diamond core boreholes to test for lithium brine bearing aquifers and sample collection to test for lithium grade with sample results expected early June.

Phase 2 drilling will be two pumping test wells to determine hydraulic properties of the aquifers.

“We are pleased to have the project move forward to this stage and excited about results to come,” PepinNini Minerals managing director Rebecca Holland-Kennedy said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.