The press release is quoted as saying:
Results from three large surface pits, a result of current surface mining of ulexite within the top three meters of the Salar, returned high grade values of lithium (“Li”), potassium (“K”) and boron (“B”). In particular, samples P8 and P9 returned the highest lithium values sampled on the Salar, with values up to 1800 mg/L Li, 13000 mg/L K, and 990 mg/L B.
Rodium Lithium’s President and CEO,William Randall says:
“The results from these samples are a very pleasant surprise as they are considerably higher grade than our previous surface sampling program, performed with an auger drill. What makes these samples even more encouraging is the fact that they were collected following a period of intense rainfall, possibly the largest in recorded history, meaning that these samples have probably not been further concentrated from their original geochemistry. This is a major development in the definition of Aquifer I. We will now look at the possibility of developing this aquifer through a series of pits or trenches, in a similar way to the brine potash mines of the Utah Salt Flats. Management remains optimistic that this may potentially provide the Company with high grade, low cost initial production with respect to the Salar.”