The company said the presence of extensive low resistivity values in the new survey results added to the picture produced by the recent gravity survey. A report by Hasbrouck Geophysics suggested thick sequences of extremely low resistivity values could be associated with high-concentration brines.
Hasbrouck also noted a south-to-east increase in conductivity that indicated brines might extend fully across the claim package, even in areas not previously subjected to brine harvesting.
“Resistivity values less than one ohm-metre are present throughout the Bristol Lake Project area with portions of the area having resistivities that approach an extremely low value of 0.2 ohm-metres,” Hasbrouck president Jim Hasbrouck reported.
“These resistivities are the lowest that I have measured in the US for lithium-brine exploration and are similar to those seen in the lithium triangle of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia.”
Standard Lithium was looking for a drilling contractor to start rig mobilisation before the end of September. It says Bristol Lake, in San Bernadino County, is permitted and has road and rail access, and available power and water.