Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited reports that an expert Chilean geological consultant has been engaged to manage the Lago Lithium Brine Project.
Early stages in brine exploration are low cost and quick to advance.
Figure 1: Location of the nine new lithium brine concessions
Work has already commenced on this interesting project to ascertain the scale of this new addition to the Company’s Chilean mineral asset portfolio.
The work will target brines from these nine new concessions that are potentially amenable to both Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) and/or conventional solar evaporation.
DLE has the advantage of reducing the requirement for large solar evaporation ponds used in the concentration of lithium brines as well as reducing the use of fresh water, a potentially faster lithium extraction time, reduced environmental impact, scalability and high purity lithium production output.
Figure 2: Close up of the nine new lithium brine concessions. Highway 23 provides excellent access to the project area
Exploration results will be reported in due course.
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Date: 13 July 2023 | ASX Code: SUH | Frankfurt Exchange: NK4
Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited is an experienced minerals explorer in Chile, South America.
Chile is the world’s leading copper producing country and one of the most prospective regions of the world for major new copper discoveries. The Company’s projects include the Llahuin Porphyry Copper-Gold-Moly Project, the Lago Lithium Exploration Project, and the Los Pumas Manganese EV Battery Project, all of which were discovered by the Company.
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