Fast Facts

  • Land package of ~7,600 hectares
  • 5,184 hectares – 68% interest (LSC is the operator)
  • Excellent infrastructure and on the National grid
  • LSC will operate the entire salar

LSC holds ~7,600 hectares and will operate the entire Salar. 

Overview

Salar Jama is in the province of Jujuy at the border with Chile and lies at an elevation of about 4,050 metres above sea level with a surface area of approximately 30 km2.

The salar is located within the prolific “Lithium Triangle” which is an area covering Argentina, Bolivia and Chile where the world’s most abundant lithium deposits are found. Salar Jama is located by the Argentinian-Chilean border and is adjacent to paved Highway 52. The salar is situated 5km south of integrated Argentinian-Chilean customs and a gas pipeline, and is approximately 1.5 hours drive from the Salar del Rincón.

LSC’s ownership package consists of a tenement covering 5,000 hectares (51% interest) and a tenement covering 2,634 hectares (100% interest, 1,646 ha subject to completion of transaction with Orocobre).

History of the Salar

LSC acquired the Jama property in 2016.

Minimal exploration and development work has been completed on the Jama property. In 2008, Segemar, the Argentine Geological Survey, completed a program of geological mapping, shallow surface sampling and trenching for delineation of borate mineralization. Further surface sampling works were undertaken by ADY Resources in 2010 and, in 2015, Cuper SA completed a program of shallow surface sampling. Results of the 2015 exploration indicate good lithium values and favourable Magnesium to Lithium ratios.

Future exploration programs

Exploration programs are planned to advance work on the Jama property to at least the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) stage. The work programs will focus on defining the basin structure and hydrogeology, brine distribution and metal distribution within the brine and the porosity, permeability and pumping characteristics of the brine aquifers with the objective of classifying resources at the Inferred and Indicated Resource level of confidence and in conformance with NI 43-101 definitions.

Future production and processing strategy

The Jama property is not currently in production. 

Salar Jama is approximately 1.5 hours (trucking distance) from Enirgi Group’s planned future regional processing facility, located at their wholly-owned Salar del Rincón project. LSC expects that future processing methods would entail the application of ground-breaking lithium extraction technology such as Enirgi Group’s Direct Xtraction Processing Technology ("DXP Technology"). With the DXP Technology, raw brine would be extracted directly from the salar and could then be transported to Enirgi Group’s facility for processing.*

*Information on this web page contains forward-looking statements. See “Forward-Looking Statements”, “Cautionary Note on Future Production by LSC” and “Scientific and Technical Information on Material Properties” under the Legal Notice section of this website for important information and qualifications.