Twelve (12) drill hole locations have been selected to test all three geophysical anomalous zones as well as two geochemical targets, which will require approximately 4,050 meters of reverse circulation drilling. Some of the holes are placed near to interpreted structures to test both the structural setting of the basin as well as the potential existence of aquifers that may contain lithium. The Company plans to drill in late February, 2019.
Drill holes 1 and 2 will test geophysical zone 1 which is 6 km square and more than 100 meters thick;
Drill holes 3,4, and 8 will test geophysical zone 2 that is more than 24 kilometers square and less than 100 meters thick:
Drill holes 5 and 6 to test zone 2’s southerly extensions;
Drill holes 7, 7A and 10 will test both geophysical zones 2 and 3. Zone 3 may be more than 200 meters thick and is greater than 30 square kilometers, being open ended to both the north and south; and
Drill holes 9 and 11 are sited to test the 150 square geochemical anomaly that is external to the geophysical survey footprint.
The drilling program includes permitting, site preparation, drilling and testing to discover potential aquifers, and then determine the aquifers thickness, permeability, porosity, initial flow rates, sustainable flow rates, sampling, and assaying for lithium and other minerals.
Most holes will be placed near interpreted structures both geophysical and geological to test the structural setting of the basin.