Brazil Lithium Pegmatite Projects

INTRODUCTION

Minas Gerais, Brazil 

Latin Resources has invested significant time and geological resources investigating the lithium potential of Jequitinhonha valley region of Minas Gerais which hosts the Eastern Brazilian pegmatite province, home to Sigma Lithium and Companhia Brasileira de Lítio (CBL).

 

The Jequitinhonha valley is a highly underexplored region that currently contains 100% of the official lithium reserves of Brazil.  Latin Resources geologists have now based themselves out of the city of Salvador in close proximity to the area of interest. The team has just completed their third trip to the region and have continued to locate occurrences of spodumene never previously known or reported.   

 

Sigma Lithium are the most active explorers in the region currently drilling out a world-class lithium resource base which currently stands at 45.7Mt @1.38% Li2O. Sigma is focused on 10 high-grade hard-rock lithium pegmatites, nine of which were past-producing lithium mines, yet have reported over 200 pegmatites within their tenure. Whilst not far away, CBL is actively mining spodumene pegmatites, producing a spodumene concentrate which is then transferred to a chemical plant in Divisa Alegre, Minas Gerais, where it is transformed into industrial grade lithium hydroxide.  Latin Resources is particularly excited by the opportunities this may present in the future for battery grade lithium hydroxide production.

Figure 1. Area of Interest. North Western Minas Gerais, Brazil

Figure 2. CBL Underground Spodumene Mining Operation

Figure 3. CBL Lithium Concentrate Sample

Figure 4. CBL Lithium Hydroxide Facility as seen from Google Earth, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The state of Minas Gerais is well served by infrastructure, roads, hydroelectric power, water and the port of Vitoria in the neighbouring Espirito Santo State. The province is particularly efficient in its issuing of drilling permits and environmental approvals.

Latin Resources is continuing its due diligence of the province and on completion of the DD intends to begin securing its priority one targets.

 

Focus will be given to well advanced tenure which will allow the Company to rapidly drill test any potential spodumene deposit and enable it to quickly be advanced to JORC compliancy.
The Company's  resources will continue to be directed at Brazil where Latin Resources believe they can effectively execute exploration programs and deliver positive news and results to its shareholders in a timely manner.

Figure 5. Latin Resources geologists identifying large spodumene crystals in an abandoned spodumene mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Figure 5. Latin Resources geologists identifying large spodumene crystals in an abandoned spodumene mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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