The Salares 7 Project consists of seven salars (salt lakes) and playas located in the Atacama Region of Northern Chile. Five of the seven salars are 100% owned by Talison Lithium and its Chilean partners, and these five are clustered within a radius of approximately 30 kilometres. The salars are largely underlain and surrounded by volcanic rocks of andesitic to basaltic affinity that make up some of the 800 volcanoes located in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile.
The salars are salt filled closed basins, confined by a sequence of volcanic rocks. The brines in the salars were formed by leaching of the host volcanic rocks by snowmelt and rainwater run-off that accumulated in the closed basins. Evaporation concentrated the waters and precipited the salts which are commonly gypsum and halite.
Talison Lithium’s exploration program at Salares 7 has included initial drilling, transient electromagnetic geophysical surveys and regional surface water geochemical sampling programs. Talison Lithium has also undertaken process test work studies to assist in designing a processing facility for the project and collecting environmental data.
The location of the Salares 7 Project is set out below.
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