Lithium Chile’s drilling program on track despite protests

(Reference image courtesy of Lithium Chile).

Lithium Chile (TSXV: LITH) issued a communiqué saying that its Chilean  operations have been minimally impacted by the recent protests taking place in the country with some delays in approvals, as most government offices have been closed.

Despite the delays, the Canadian company reported that it was able to file the exploration drilling notice of work for its Turi project. The document was presented to the National Service of Geology and Mines.

“We are extremely pleased that our Turi exploration continues to advance in spite of the current challenges facing Chile”

Steve Cochrane, Lithium Chile’s CEO

“This is the final document required in the approvals process and paves the way for the upcoming exploration program on Turi,” Lithium Chile’s media statement reads. “The company now anticipates preparatory work for the first hole in their drill program will be initiated next week and mobilization of the drilling rig to Turi during the second or third week of November.”

The Turi project is located in the area that hosts the salt flat of the same name. 

According to the Calgary-based miner, the property shows a 63-square kilometre TEM anomaly 150 metres to 300 metres of surface, 200 – 300+ metres thick and open at depth. Near-surface samples have assayed <525 mg/l.