Portofino Resources inc. announced results from its exploration program on the Hombre Muerto West lithium brine project in Catamarca province. A total of 18 sample sites were tested within the project concessions and the highest-grade sample returned 1,031mg/L lithium (Li), 9,511 mg/L potassium (K) and 1,716 mg/L magnesium (Mg). The overall average of the eighteen analyses is 384.4 mg/L Li and 3,848.2 mg/L K. The average magnesium ratio relative to lithium is 1.99. The exploration program included geological mapping and near-surface auger and pit sampling of saline brines to depths of 1 to 1.5 meters.
“We are very encouraged with the multiple high-grade lithium results and the relatively low magnesium lithium ratios from this sampling program. The outstanding success of this initial work program give credence to our next phases of exploration activity which are anticipated to include geophysical surveying and drilling” stated David Tafel, Portofino’s CEO.
Portofino holds interests in over 17,000 hectares covering 4 prospective lithium salar properties in Catamarca province.