Lithium One Inc.(TSXV:LI) announced that it has completed its short term testing program at the Sal de Vida project. The testing program identified multiple regions that are suitable for future high-yield production well fields at the project.
As quoted in the press release:
Five of the short-term pumping test wells were pumped at a steady state of more than 16 liters per second (L/s), while the pumping rate at well SVWW11_04 was 24 L/s. For each of these wells, the maximum pumping rate during testing was limited by pump capacity and not by aquifer limitations.
Lithium One, Founding Director, Paul Matysek, said:
We are pleased that this first phase of pumping tests have achieved our goal of identifying the most prospective areas to extract the high quality Sal de Vida brine. The very high grades of lithium and potassium in the pumped brine, and the fact that our pumping rates were only limited by the pumps themselves, bodes well for future production. We are moving directly into the next phase of pumping, long-term testing, to optimize our modeling and provide the necessary data for the definitive feasibility study.