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  • Alpha Lithium (ALLI, ALLIF) announced it has completed the second phase out of three drilling programs at its Tolillar Salar project in Argentina
  • Phase 2 comprised of two production wellbores — the first of which drilled to 100 metres and the second drilled to 350 metres
  • The company will complete an NI 43-101 Resource Estimate following the completion of Phase 3 drilling
  • Based on historical data from Tolillar Salar, the company will drill all holes as production wells rather than core holes
  • Shares of Alpha Lithium were down 2.41 per cent to C$0.81 as of 11:39 a.m. EDT

Alpha Lithium (ALLI) has completed the second of three drilling programs at its Tolillar Salar Project located in Argentina’s Lithium Triangle.

Phase 2 of the drilling program contained two wellbores. The first drilled to 100 metres while the second drilled to 350 metres.

Based on historical data at Tolillar Salar, the company decided to dril all holes as production wells rather than core holes. Although core sampling is faster in terms of drilling, it doesn’t in pumpable wells and provides lithological data that can take a long time to analyze.

Production wells, on the other hand, can produce immediately, can be logged to determine effective porosity and permeability and can be flow-tested in order to determine brine deliverability parameters, among other things.

“I am very excited that we have completed the second phase of drilling and to be so quickly moving onto the final stage. Technical discussions are underway with regards to additional drilling in Tolillar,” Brad Nichole, president and CEO of Alpha Lithium, said in a release.

Following the completion of Phase 3 drilling, the company anticipates providing an NI 43-101 Resource Estimate.

Alpha Lithium plans to relocate the drill rig to its Phase 3 location and plans to begin drilling later this month.

Shares of Alpha Lithium dipped 2.41 per cent to C$0.81 as of 11:39 a.m. EDT.

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