Pure Energy Minerals Limited (TSX-V:PE) (OTCQB:PEMIF) (the “Company” or “Pure Energy”) is pleased to announce the start of a geophysical exploration program at its Terra Cotta Project (TCP or “the Project”) located on the Pocitos Salar in Salta Province, Argentina. This geophysical program consists of a Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) survey that includes about 75 points at nominal 1-kilometer spacing along five transects. The transects span Pure Energy’s 13,000 hectare mining concession on the Pocitos Salar. Conhidro S.R.L., a hydrogeological consultancy based in the city of Salta, Argentina, is performing the work under contract to Pure Energy.
As quoted in the press release:
Walter Weinig, Pure Energy’s Vice President of Projects and Permitting, noted “Starting the geophysical program is an important milestone in the exploration of the Terra Cotta Project. Historical work and our own due diligence suggest the presence of near-surface brine, but this geophysical survey should give us an indication of potential brine targets at 100 to 200 meters (330 to 660 feet) below surface. The Conhidro team has extensive experience on lithium-brine projects in this region of Argentina, so we are confident the work is in good hands. We look forward to the results of the geophysical survey, as we plan for the first phase of drilling program at the Terra Cotta Project.”