A vital advantage of the recovered core in the drilling program is the accessibility of significant bulk samples to validate and enhance the company’s hydrometallurgical and thermal processing options
FREMONT, CA: American Lithium Corporation, a leading lithium exploration, and development operator, recently reported the phase III drill campaign’s commencement to expand the existing 5.37 million tonnes (Mt) Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) at the company’s wholly-owned TLC sedimentary lithium project in Nevada, USA.
Further, the program will offer bulk material to continue independent testing and validate current work on lithium’s economic production by both thermal and hydrometallurgical processing methods. To date, all holes drilled at TLC have intersected substantial lithium.
Boart Longyear Company of Glendale, Arizona, is contracted to complete six diameter sonic drill holes. Since the ore is near the surface, the holes will be no more than 400 feet in depth. Originally, the drilling will focus north and northwest in the current resource to upgrade inferred resources into measured and indicated resources. The drilling will test the newly acquired claim block to possibly further expand the resource on the site.
A vital advantage of the recovered core in the drilling program is the accessibility of significant bulk samples to validate and enhance the company’s hydrometallurgical and thermal processing options. American Lithium remains to work on several attractive process variations to seek the optimum flow-sheet for strategic economic studies early in 2021.
Mike Kobler, CEO of American Lithium, notes that the phase III drilling program offers a substantial opportunity to extend the size of this lithium deposit, “We are most enthusiastic that our particular mineralization may offer more than one advantageous cost effective production opportunity that can be a real game-changer to fulfill the critical and expanding need for domestic lithium production in North America.”