Kalium Lakes Ltd (KLL) has released an update on current test pumping and brine analysis results for the Beyondie Sulphate Of Potash (SOP) Project. Test pumping has been completed on four of the seven Production Bores installed and two of the four Trenches excavated at 10 mile.
- Excellent ongoing Production Bore Brine Test Pumping Flowrates with pump rates up to 25 litres per second (l/s).
- Outstanding 10 Mile Trench Test Pumping at flowrates up to 20 l/s per km of trench.
- Consistently High Potassium Grades for both Production Bores and Trenches up to an equivalent SOP grade of 24 000 mg/l.
- To date, more than 35 million l of brine pumped at the 10 mile area.
Managing Director, Brett Hazelden, commented: “These test pumping results confirm that both production bores within the palaeochannels and surficial trenches within the lake surface are viable brine extraction methods for the Beyondie Sulphate Of Potash Project.”
“The assay results validate the high grade and low impurity resource that underpins the Project and confirms its status as the highest grade potassium brine Resource in Australia. In addition, it is important to note that the figures show the grade has not diminished over time as a result of pumping,” he said.
Trench excavation is still occurring at 10 mile and will be followed by excavation of trenches at Sunshine. Drilling is continuing at Sunshine with Production Bore installation scheduled to commence shortly. The test pumping results provide aquifer hydrogeological parameters that feed into the Resource and Reserve estimates.
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