Fast Facts

  • 2,683 hectares – 100% interest
  • To be developed jointly with the Pozuelos property
  • Simple connection of 17 km with +/- 10m elevation difference exists between the two salars
  • LSC tenements cover approximately 75% of the surface area of the Salar
  • LSC tenements located in center of Salar where LSC surface sampling found grades to be the highest

Overview

Salar de Pastos Grandes is located in the province of Salta and lies at an elevation of about 3,700 metres above sea level. The salar has a basin surface area of approximately 25 square kilometres.

The Pastos Grandes property is close to major National and Provincial highways and is approximately 1 - 1.5 hours trucking distance from Enirgi Group’s planned lithium processing facility, located at their wholly-owned Salar del Rincón project.  The salar is located approximately 10 km from a village; it is situated immediately north of Salar de Pozuelos and west of Salar de Pocitos.

LSC’s ownership package consists of tenements and applications for tenements covering 2,683 hectares (100% interest).

History of the Salar

LSC acquired the Pastos Grandes Property in 2016.

Prior work completed by Eramine Sudamerica S.A in 2011 and 2012 on adjacent tenements showed good grades at depth and good pumping rates. No assurances can be made that similar results will be obtained on the Salar de Pastos Grandes tenements held by LSC. 

Exploration Program

LSC commenced a planned 7-hole drill program on Salar de Pastos Grandes in 3Q 2017. The hole locations for the drill program were based on the results of a VES geophysical survey completed by LSC in late 2016. All planned drill holes have target depths of 400m. Packer samples and porosity samples (RBRC samples) are being collected as part of the drill program. Results will be released as data becomes available. 

The exploration program also includes planned drilling of four pumping wells for long-term (30 day) pumping tests scheduled for Q1 2018. LSC anticipates being able to complete an initial NI 43-101 resource report on its Pastos Grandes property by the end of Q2 2018.