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Salar de Maricunga | Clarita-Bongo Concessions

Salar de Maricunga | Clarita-Bongo Concessions


  • Area: The concessions collectively cover an area of approximately 1,500 hectares, which translates to about 3,700 acres.
  • Number of Licenses: With 41 mining belongings, the concessions offer a comprehensive portfolio.
  • Location: Perfectly positioned in the Copiapo Commune, in the prestigious Region of Atacama, Chile.

Legal Status:

  • Legality: The concessions have been officially registered with Copiapo’s Mining Conservator. Every piece of paperwork is maintained with utmost care and precision.
  • Patents Taxes: Paid in full and on schedule.

Estimated Mineral Content:

Insights from the latest CODELCO drillings in Maricunga in 2022 and 2023 -immediately next or inside the concessions areas- reveal:

  • Samples: A team of geologists extracted 132 samples dedicated for in-depth lab analysis.
  • Number of Wells: Samples were sourced from 10 distinct wells.
  • Drilled Length: The drilling operation spanned an extensive ≈2,368 m, equivalent to an impressive ≈7,770 ft.
  • Maximum Depths: Some drillings went exceptionally deep, surpassing 400 m or approximately 1,310 ft.

Laboratory Analysis Results:

  • Lithium Concentration:
    • Range: Concentrations ranged from 517 ppm, escalating up to 1,787 ppm.
    • Statistics: The average concentration is noted at 1,073 ppm with a median value of 978 ppm.
  • Potassium Content: The brine is characterized by a potassium concentration of 8,500 ppm.

Global Ranking:

The 2023 geological sampling by CODELCO reaffirms that the Salar de Maricunga salt field is globally distinguished, holding its position as the second most superior in terms of lithium content. Only the renowned Salar de Atacama surpasses it.

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