Lithium Chile Inc. is pleased to announce that it has advanced to the final stage of obtaining an access easement from the Chilean Courts
Lithium Chile Inc. (“Lithium Chile” or the “Company”) (TSXV:LITH) is pleased to announce that it has advanced to the final stage of obtaining an access easement from the Chilean Courts for the Coipasa property, a lengthy process of almost three months necessitated by local access restrictions and aboriginal rights issues. While the initial agreement was voted on in April 2019 and accepted by over 65% of the Community membership, that agreement has gone to the local mining court to grant a binding access order. The process has passed through various stages with the support of both the courts and the community. It is expected that these procedures will soon be completed, and pre-drilling preparations can begin.
At the Turi property, the Company received community approval in early 2019. The Company has identified drill locations and prepared the initial drilling application. As part of that application, the Company completed an Environmental Impact Statement which was submitted as part of the permitting process. Following our original submission in June 2019, the Service of Environmental Impact Evaluation (SEIA) requested additional information and studies which have been completed and submitted. The Company is now awaiting their final response in order to proceed with the planned drilling program.
- Locations of 3 priority holes which have been confirmed with the Indigenous Community of Ancovinto
- Initial drill holes are designed to evaluate 40+ Km2 core area of the current 58+ Km2 TEM anomaly
- Final stages of access easement are in progress with courts to processed with the drill program
- Locations of 3 priority holes which have been confirmed with the Indigenous Community of Turi
- Initial drill holes are designed to evaluate 30+ Km2 core area of the current 63+ Km2 TEM anomaly
- Filings are in progress with relevant government bodies to processed with the drill program
Steven Cochrane, President and CEO for Lithium Chile, said, “While the permitting process has taken longer than we had hoped, we are extremely pleased to have reached another positive milestone in both our planned exploration program and Community relations at both of our priority targets at Coipasa and Turi. We take very seriously our commitment to work with the Indigenous communities and are grateful for their continued support going forward”
About Lithium Chile
Lithium Chile is advancing a lithium property portfolio consisting of 166,950 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”.
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LITHIUM CHILE INC.
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