NRG to commence drilling at the Salar Escondido Lithium Project
Friday, Apr 06, 2018
NRG Metals Inc. is pleased to announce that drilling will commence shortly at the 29,180 hectare Salar Escondido Lithium Project located in Catamarca Province, Argentina.

NRG has contracted with Water Drilling from Catamarca to drill an 8.5-inch diameter rotary hole up to a depth of 400 m. The hole will be located approximately one kilometer south of the Company's initial diamond drill hole, which was completed to a depth of 307 m in December 2017. Water Drilling is currently in the process of completing a drilling program for another company on a project nearby, and the drill will be moved to the project in the next few days with drilling scheduled to start the week of April 9.

During 2017, NRG's drilling confirmed the presence of a buried brine zone beneath the alluvial cover on the surface of the basin. Brine was intersected at a depth of 140 m, and as reported in the Company's press release dated December 7, 2017, sampling from 183 to 198 m returned an average grade of 229 mg Li/liter in a porous, weakly consolidated sandstone horizon. A Vertical Electrical Sounding ("VES") geophysical survey conducted by the Company suggests that the brine zone occurs at an even shallower depth where the upcoming hole will be drilled.

The Salar Escondido project is located approximately 280 kilometers northwest of Catamarca, Argentina. Further details are available at the company website at, and a National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report was filed on SEDAR in December 2016.

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