Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - December 4, 2019) - Lithium Chile Inc. ("Lithium Chile" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced at its Turi lithium brine project in Chile. The initial exploration program of up to three holes will focus on the core of a major geophysical anomaly that covers over 63 square kilometres and is 200 to 300+ metres thick. Near surface brine samples taken by Lithium Chile from the area above the TEM anomaly contain lithium values ranging up to 590 mg/l and moderate-to-low magnesium-to-lithium ratios of 7.8. Turi not only benefits from excellent drainage into the Basin but also has a number of natural lithium rich hot springs indicating a potential subterranean source of lithium.
Lithium Chile is the largest landholder of lithium exploration projects in Chile outside of the government and SQM. Turi is one of six high-priority projects identified for early drill testing and the Company has engaged Santiago-based Montgomery and Associates to assist with the drilling and water sampling program.
Turi Drilling Rig
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Steve Cochrane, President and CEO of Lithium Chile comments, "Turi is one of the priority prospects in our Chilean portfolio thanks to strong sampling results and the presence of a major geophysical anomaly. This is the second consecutive property for which we have acquired local and government agreement to drill. Our success in building on-the-ground relationships continues to bear fruit and truly sets us apart from other junior exploration companies with Chilean prospects. We look forward to sharing drilling results as they are received."
This news release has been reviewed by Terence Walker, P. Geo., Vice President of Exploration of the Company and a qualified person as that term is defined in National Instrument 43-101.
About Lithium Chile
Lithium Chile is advancing a lithium property portfolio consisting of 166,150 hectares covering sections of 14 salars and 2 laguna complexes in Chile.
Lithium Chile's common shares are listed on the TSX-V under the symbol "LITH" and on the OTC-QB under the symbol "LTMCF".
To find out more about Lithium Chile Inc., please contact Steven Cochrane, President and CEO via e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternately, Jeremy Ross, VP Business Development, at (604) 537-7556 or via email: email@example.com . Chilean contact is Terry Walker, VP Exploration at (011) 562 2455-6473 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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LITHIUM CHILE INC.
President & CEO
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