Fast Facts

  • 2,683 hectares – 100% interest
  • Close to key infrastructure
  • Natural gas line located approximately 26 km west of the property 
  • Excellent brine chemistry for easy processing
  • Located approximately 40 km (1/2 hour drive) north of LSC's Pozuelos Property
  • To be developed jointly with the Pozuelos Property

Overview

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 km2.

Pastos Grandes 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. Pastos Grandes is close to major National and Provincial highways and is approximately 1 - 1.5 hours drive from the Salar del Rincón.

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 Pastos Grandes tenements held by LSC. 

 

Future exploration programs

Exploration programs are planned to advance work on the Pastos Grandes 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 Pastos Grandes property is not currently in production.

Salar Pastos Grandes is approximately 1 - 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.