Inspiration Increases Interest in Potash Dragon

Inspiration Increases Interest in Potash Dragon 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- Further to its press
release of June 25, 2012, Inspiration Mining Corporation
("Inspiration" or the "Company") (TSX:ISM)(FRANKFURT:OI8) is pleased
to announce that it exercised an aggregate of 2,187,500 warrants at
an exercise price of $0.80 per share, increasing its interest in
Potash Dragon Inc. ("Potash Dragon") from 1,250,000 common shares to
3,437,500 common shares (or from 20% to 41% of the issued and
outstanding securities of Potash Dragon). An aggregate of 1,562,500
warrants remain outstanding and the Corporation intends to exercise
such warrants prior to their expiry date of May 15, 2013. Upon the
exercise of the remaining warrants, the Corporation will own 50% of
the issued and outstanding securities in the capital of Potash
Dragon. 
About Potash Dragon Inc.  
Potash Dragon is a private company incorporated under the laws of
Barbados. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Potash Dragon SpA, a
private company incorporated under the laws of Chile, Potash Dragon
holds various potash properties and applications covering an area of
24,492 Hectares in Region I of Northern Chile some 160km south east
of the town of Iquique and adjacent to the Pan American (Ruta 5)
highway. All the properties are located within the Pampa del
Tamarugal area on the Salar de Llamara, and some of the tenements are
situated adjacent to a brine extraction well field operated by
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. ("SQM"). 
About Llamara and Solida Properties  
The following information regarding Potash Dragon's Llamara Project
in Northern Chile is derived from a report entitled "Exploration
Potential and Mineral Resource Estimate for Potash Dragon Inc.'s
Llamara Project, Salar de Llamara, Northern Chile. A document to
conform to the Canadian National Instrument NI 43-101 for the
disclosure of mineral deposit information Securities Act R.S.B.C.
1996 c. 418 B.C. Reg 86/2011" (the "Report").  
The Report was prepared by Dr. C Mortimer OBE, B.Sc., Ph.D, FIMMM,
C.Eng., FRGS and is dated February 18, 2013 with an effective date of
January 31, 2013. A copy of the Report will be available through the
Corporation's profile on the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com). The
Report was prepared to decl
are a brine mineral resource estimate and
exploration potential for Potash Dragon's Llamara and Solida
Properties (collectively, the "Properties"). 
Property Holdings and Location 
The Properties in Northern Chile are held by Potash Dragon's wholly
owned subsidiary, Potash Dragon SpA (Chile). The Properties are
located across generally flat sections of the Salar (salt flat) de
Llamara depression in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile. Potash
Dragon has applied to convert the free areas held as concessions of
exploration to concessions of exploitation which cover an area of
4,690 ha of the Salar de Llamara.  
In December 2012 Potash Dragon submitted applications for exploration
concessions covering a further 19,802 ha in the Llamara basin. The
applications have been published and registered and the new
properties under investigation cover an area of 10,954 ha of
semi-contiguous Potash Dragon concessions in the central Llamara area
and 13,538 ha which are adjacent and distal to the NE and SE of
Potash Dragon's extant holdings.  
History 
There is no record of any previous owner (other than the Republic of
Chile Government) having formally made use of or claimed any of the
Properties for short or long term residential or commercial reasons.
Mining concessions (either of exploration or exploitation) are
granted in Chile by virtue of a judicial resolution given in
accordance with a special procedure established in the Chilean Mining
Code.  
Geology and Hydrology of the Salar de Llamara 
The Andean ranges in northernmost Chile can be divided into a number
of generally north - south orientated fault bounded physiographic
provinces. An offshore Peru-Chile oceanic trench is bordered on the
east by the Cordillera de la Costa. Further east is the variously
termed Central Depression; Longitudinal Valley, or Pampa del
Tamarugal/Salar de Llamara ("Pampa") sloping up to the Precordillera
and the volcanic Cordillera Occidental, which, with the Cordillera
Oriental, contains the high plateau variously denominated as the
Altiplano or Puna. 
Precipitation that occurs at higher elevations of the Andes Mountains
reports to Tertiary fluvial braided fans which ultimately feed
significant aquifers that flow beneath the Central Depression. The
alluvial fans are incised by ephemerally active canyons and the talus
of the median and distal fans locally masks underlying lake sediment
accumulations of numerous salars including the Salar de Llamara. The
Cerro (peak) Soledad range is located within the Salar de Llamara.
The Salar de Llamara is incised by the Rio Loa river canyon forming
the ultimate drainage outlet to the Pampa del Tamarugal aquifer. 
The underlying lake sediments of the Salar de Llamara host a partly
closed basin aquifer, which has a longitudinal axis of approximately
60 km in a NNW-SSE direction and 25 km in an E-W direction, bounded
to the S and W by a sub outcrop of impermeable rocks. The present day
submerged basin covers an area of approximately 1300 km(2), exclusive
of the area taken up by the impermeable basement (Mesozoic, 65-248
Mya) and older inliers of cerros Salar, Mogote, Hilaricos and
Soledad, which protrude through the lacustrine sediments and form
prominent hills above the Salar de Llamara. The Properties are
situated within the western and central portion of the Salar de
Llamara respectively at an elevation between approximately 750-800
m.a.s.l. in an area that has an exceptionally long geological history
of aridity in the Atacama Desert, particularly during the post
Oligocene period when the region has been continuously the most arid
region on Earth with high evaporation and evapo-transpiration rates. 
During a period spanning many decades the search for potable,
irrigation and industrial quality water within the Pampa del
Tamarugal has led to numerous exploration efforts and scientific
studies of the upper portion of its vast, mostly saline, subterranean
aquifers, including those of the Salar de Llamara by governmental and
private institutions. 
During 1994, the Department of Scientific and Technological Research
of the Catholic University of Chile ("DICTUC"), who were consultants
to Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. ("SQM"), in addition to
work conducted by government on the Salar de Llamara aquifer
("SdLA"), published their initial estimates of the hydrology of the
upper aquifer as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA").
DICTUC further refined their hydrological model of the upper aquifer
based on evaporation test work, ongoing borehole water level
monitoring, pumping tests and transient electromagnetic surveys
("TEM"). Based on these studies, they produced further estimates of
the recharge, evaporation, transpiration and discharge rates for
three main upper aquifer sub basins. 
The DICTUC study of the geology and hydrology of the Salar de Llamara
basin led to the definition of an upper saline aquifer located
between approximately 745 and 645 m.a.s.l. and a deeper saline
aquifer of varying thickness located between an elevation of
approximately of 645 and 300 m.a.s.l. The upper aquifer has been
intensely explored by drilling, sampling and confirmatory TEM surveys
while the deeper aquifer geophysical surveys have been tested by deep
drilling in a fe
w locations only.  
Potash Dragon has validated the published sampling results obtained
by the many scientific institutions for the surface and near surface
aquifer. Potash Dragon has also duplicated and confirmed the TEM
geophysical results relevant to the Properties. 
Genesis of the Evaporite Minerals 
The Pampa has been a basin for the deposition of non-marine sediments
derived from the uplifting Andes to the E for much of the Neogene.
The Cordillera de la Costa has blocked westward coastwise drainage of
the Pampa until the relatively recent breakthrough to the coast of
the Rio Loa canyon. Prior to the overspill and development of the Loa
canyon the Pampa was characterized by a huge lagoon of ponded Andean
drainage, Lago Soledad, lying above the sedimentary fill of the Pampa
including the Salar de Llamara. Prominent terraces with salt deposits
marking high former lake levels occur around Cerro Soledad. The
Tertiary continental sedimentary rocks in the Pampa are fluvial,
lacustrine and evaporitic and the gypsiferous succession includes
diatomite and highly soluble, but crystalline residues such as
halite, associated potassium salts and, superficially, nitrates.
These minerals were deposited following evaporation, particularly of
Lago Soledad, in the hyper arid climate. Interspersed in this
succession are horizons of volcanic tuff from eruptions in the Andes
to the E. The sequence is estimated to be up to 1,000 m thick and has
been shown to be 930 m thick in the drill hole Hilaricos No. 1, which
is located on Potash Dragon's southernmost property. 
Validation 
Continuous monitoring, geochemical sampling data, backed up by the
public disclosure of independent assay certificates, for the upper
aquifer, have been reported. Quarterly sampling of the aquifer since
May 2010 reveals that the total dissolved solids ("TDS") contained
within the aquifer at a point vary between 3800 mg/L and 4200 mg/L.  
The flow of the aquifer has been modelled and published. Flow
directions of the aquifer are to the west and south towards puquios
(small ephemeral lakes) that represent doline features within the
karst (solution) topography where the aquifer becomes exposed on
surface due to the dissolving of soluble salts. A north west - south
east puquio trend extends over a distance of 21 km from the north
west sub outcrop of the upper aquifer to its south east exposure. The
zone of puquios effectively delineate the outcrop of the uppermost
halite unit of the Soledad Formation which has an average west - east
lateral width of approximately 5 km across the strike length of 21
km.  
Seasonal Variation 
Potash Dragon has conducted seasonal validation sampling of the
waters of the upper aquifer which show dramatic increases in the
concentration of TDS within the puquios to between 100,000 to 230,000
mg/L through a combination of dissolution and evaporation. Sampling
of a borehole located to the east of the intersection of the upper
aquifer with the south east puquios shows a fourfold increase in TDS
from between 3800 mg/L and 4200 mg/L to between 12,000 mg/L and
17,000 mg/L TDS. 
Potash Dragon's seasonal geochemical sampling together with the
information available from neighbouring operations has confirmed the
cyclical nature of the near surface water table. The fluctuation in
water levels and TDS confirms the effect of variable flow into the
system. The chemical composition of the brines also varies with the
seasonal fluctuations in water level, evaporation rates, and ground
temperature, which varies between 16 degrees C and 35 degrees C
during summer months. 
Aquifer Hydrology and Extractability (Specific Yield) 
Various investigations by Potash Dragon have confirmed the horizontal
and vertical differentiation in salinity of the Salar de Llamara
aquifer ("SdLA"): 


 
--  Lower salinity upper aquifer: Andean precipitation ultimately feeds
    significant aquifers that flow beneath the Salar de Llamara. A near
    surface upper unit of the aquifer is generally low in salinity. This
    upper part of the aquifer is considered by Potash Dragon to be the
    conduit for seasonal fluctuations in flow rates where, on average, about
    30% of the water inflow physically exits the hydrological system. The
    majority of the waters of the upper aquifer leave the Pampa via
    evaporation, and those waters that discharge from the basin have limited
    interactions with the deeper lying saline Soledad Formation, which
    provides one of the sources for solution concentration where the brines
    of increasing density gravitate into deeper parts of the aquifer. 
    
--  High salinity lower aquifer: The lower aquifer water is considered to be
    derived in part from salt dissolution of the Soledad Formation and brine
    densification action in the upper aquifer. The porous nature of the El
    Loa Formation acts as a reservoir for the more dense brines. In parts,
    the lower aquifer is in contact with, and in equilibrium with, the
    precipitated salts in the Soledad and El Loa Formations. This gives rise
    to the higher concentrations of sodium (Na), chlorine (Cl), calcium
    (Ca), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg) and sulphate (SO4) in the lower
    aquifer brine. 

 
The results of environmental impact studies, water extractability
pump testing and bi annual monitoring of the SQM pump field (adjacent
to the Properties) have been published in numerous publicly available
technical reports and returns to the Chilean environmental
regulators. The analysis of these test results indicates a minimum
12.5% effective porosity yield for the stratigraphic unit that Potash
Dragon has defined from geophysical results as the Upper Conductor
Unit ("UCU"). 
Geophysical and Geochemical Investigations 
Geodatos SAIC of Santiago have conducted many geophysical surveys to
define brine aquifers contained within salars in Chile and Argentina,
and they undertook the close spaced TEM survey for Potash Dragon.
Brines by their very nature are highly conductive and therefore
receptive to three dimensional definitions by electromagnetic
geophysical means. The conductivity is proportionally related to the
content of the ions in solution. The higher the TDS content the lower
the solution resistivity, and by experience developed by Geodatos,
subterranean brine in the Pampa del Tamarugal region has a typical
resistivity signature of between 0.5 omega-m to 2 omega-m. The only
other rock types that have similar TEM signatures are graphite and
highly conductive sulphide ore bodies that are not found in the Salar
de Llamara evaporite basin. The TEM survey results have not been
utilised as a basis to estimate the concentration of any elements or
minerals contained within the waters of the Salar de Llamara aquifer.
The TEM survey results have been used to define the size and shape of
the brine conductor units. 
Two hundred and eighty eight TEM survey stations, covering an area of
approximately 14,400 ha were set up over the 4690 ha of the
Properties as these stood at July 2012. The resulting geophysical
surveys defined the three dimensional extents of the upper and lower
conductor units within the aquifer. Geodatos determined the
conductive unit volume based on various resistivity cut-offs, and
developed sections that provide the basis for the definition of
various conductor volumes. Potash Dragon has use
d this TEM data to
define an upper conductor unit ("UCU") and a lower conductor unit
("LCU") that occur within the upper and lower SdLA on the Properties. 
Mineral Resource Estimate 
Inferred Resource: 
The Properties under investigation cover an area of 10,594 ha for the
inferred resource estimate on Potash Dragon's concessions in the
central Llamara area. A porosity of 12.5% has been calculated using
pumping test data to determine the specific brine yield from the
strata. Based on the analysis of actual brine sampling results, the
minerals of economic interest that have been declared as inferred
resources are solely associated with the brines of the UCU. 


 
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Brine volume estimate parameters        Units     Central Llamara Properties
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Conductor unit                                                         Upper
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Classification                                                      Inferred
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Property area                              ha                         10,954
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Average width                               m                           32.5
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Rock mass volume                        Mm(3)                          3,559
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Porosity (specific yield)                   %                          12.5%
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Total brine volume                      Mm(3)                            445
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Potash Dragon's resource evaluation modelling involved the analysis
of mineral occurrences using various factors which included unit cell
dimensions, maximum search ranges (including blanking distances), as
well as maximum and minimum data point selections per unit cell. The
resource model was computed with the assistance of ArcGis(TM),
ArcMap(TM) V10.1 and Geosoft Target(TM) software using modelling
parameters that included 250 x 250 m cell sizes, blanking distances
of 5 x 250 m = 1250 m, and maximum search radii of 10 x 250 m = 2,500
m. The minimum number of data points used per cell was 5 and the
maximum number of data points used was 20. The search radius
directions were set with strike, dip and plunge directions set at
zero degrees, and a spherical kriging model was set within the
horizontal semi-variogram range of 5,000 m. Analysis was also carried
out using exponential kriging models and a semi-variogram range of
10,000 m was determined, which is consistent with the data. 
The modelling was conducted on each individual element (or ions).
Tests were also run to determine the variances between a 6-Ion model
versus a sum of individual elements (or ions) model and the
discrepancies were found to be negligible. 
The concentration versus volume relationship, determined by this
modelling method, for the minerals of economic interest contained in
the brine of the UCU only, is shown below. The potassium
concentration was used as the benchmark to determine the cut-off
value and resultant brine volume, since potassium is expected to be
one of the primary revenue generators for the project. 


 
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Expected product                                  Na2SO4     MgCl2     K2SO4
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Expected revenue                      $/t sold       150       400       696
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Determinate ion                                      SO4        Mg         K
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Expected recovery                                    74%       72%       81%
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Break-even concentration                  mg/L     3,008       170       362
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Break-even revenue              $/m(3) Treated      0.49      0.19      0.91
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Operating cost                  $/m(3) Treated             1.59             
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A multi-product analysis, which included various individual or
combined saleable salt compounds that contain potassium, magnesium,
and sulphates, in addition to chlorides and sodium, was used to
determine an operating cost break-even concentration of 362 mg/L on a
"potassium only" basis. The impact of mineral concentration cut-offs
on estimated brine volumes contained in the UCU for the central
Llamara properties are shown below. 


 
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K Cut Off                  6-Ion      K     Mg     SO4    Ca      Cl      Na
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mg/L         % of Brine     mg/L   mg/L   mg/L    mg/L  mg/L    mg/L    mg/L
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1                  100%   71,834  1,645    994  15,867   470  29,993  25,350
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150                 87%   81,408  1,879  1,135  17,770   478  34,066  28,589
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362                 69%   97,933  2,294  1,383  20,997   476  41,190  34,229
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680                 49%  127,195  3,055  1,828  26,634   463  53,910  44,316
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1,000               35%  158,789  3,949  2,336  32,557   434  67,705  55,127
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2,000               22%  204,267  5,445  3,213  41,174   407  86,205  70,246
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The volume, sampling and brine yield data are deemed sufficient to
confidently estimate and declare an inferred mineral resource to be
contained within the freely available brines of the UCU on Potash
Dragon's central Llamara properties. 
The brine mineral content has been determined using analysis of
actual brine sampling and resource modelling, the results of which
have been integrated with the brine volume estimates of the UCU
contained on the central Llamara properties.  
The brine mineral content contained in the free brines of the UCU on
the central Llamara properties has been determined as an inferred
mineral resource. The inferred mineral brine estimate is 1.57Mt of
K2SO4 (i.e. 308 Mm(3) at 5,112 mg/L K2SO4) and summarised as follows: 


 
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                           K     K20     KCl   K2SO4      Mg     MgO     SO4
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                        mg/L    mg/L    mg/L    mg/L    mg/L    mg/L    mg/L
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Inferred Resource      2,294   2,763   4,374   5,112   1,383   2,294  20,997
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                      Brine      K    K20    KCl  K2SO4     Mg    MgO    SO4
----
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                        Mm3     Mt     Mt     Mt     Mt     Mt     Mt     Mt
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Inferred Resource       308   0.71   0.85   1.35   1.57   0.43   0.71   6.47
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Exploration Potential (UCU and LCU) 
There is an additional 13,538 ha of properties with exploration
potential on Potash Dragon's concessions which are distal and located
to the north east and south east of the central Llamara and Solida
claims. No inferred resources have been declared for the LCU or
distal UCU brines. As such the minerals associated with brines
estimated to be contained in the LCU and distal UCU do not constitute
a mineral resource and are classified to have exploration potential
only, as shown below. 


 
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                                         Central                            
Brine volume                             Llamara                      Distal
estimate parameters          Units    Properties                  Properties
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Conductor unit                             Lower         Upper         Lower
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Classification                               Exploration Potential          
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Property Area                   ha        10,954           13,538           
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Average Width (thickness)        m          96.0          32.5          96.0
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Rock Mass Volume             Mm(3)        10,511         4,398        12,991
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Porosity (specific yield)        %         12.5%         12.5%         12.5%
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Total Brine Volume           Mm(3)         1,314           550         1,624
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The UCU contained on Potash Dragon's other properties, excluding the
central Llamara properties, is deemed to have the same exploration
potential as the UCU included in the inferred mineral resource
estimate. 


 
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K Cut Off                   6-Ion      K     Mg     SO4     Ca     Cl     Na
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mg/L           % of Brine    mg/L   mg/L   mg/L    mg/L   mg/L   mg/L   mg/L
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362                   69%  97,933  2,294  1,383  20,997    476 41,190 34,229
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K Cut Off      Brine   6-Ion       K      Mg     SO4      Ca      Cl      Na
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mg/L           Mm(3)      Mt      Mt      Mt      Mt      Mt      Mt      Mt
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362              381    37.3     0.9     0.5     8.0     0.2    15.7    13.0
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The LCU is expected to have higher concentrations of elements and a
higher density causing the brine to differentiate and stratify below
the UCU. An analysis of the closely spaced TEM survey results for the
UCU and LCU has shown that the LCU has a conductivity that is between
15% and 30% greater than that of the UCU. The increase in
conductivity for brines held within similar strata is considered to
be the result of an increased concentration of ions contained within
the brine. 


 
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K Cut                                                                       
 Off      Increase in     % of   6-Ion     K    Mg    SO4   Ca     Cl     Na
mg/L     Conductivity    Brine    mg/L  mg/L  mg/L   mg/L mg/L   mg/L   mg/L
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362                        69%  97,933 2,294 1,383 20,997  476 41,190 34,229
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362               15%      69% 112,623 2,638 1,591 24,146  548 47,369 39,364
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362               30%      69% 127,312 2,982 1,798 27,295  619 53,547 44,498
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The possible ranges of brine mineral exploration potential in the
LCU, shown below, has been determined using the brine volume
estimates of the UCU in the central Llamara properties. 


 
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K Cut                                                                       
 Off      Increase in    Brine   6-Ion     K    Mg          Ca     Cl     Na
mg/L     Conductivity    Mm(3)      Mt    Mt    Mt SO4 Mt   Mt     Mt     Mt
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362                0%     2034   199.2   4.7   2.8   42.7  1.0   83.8   69.6
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362               15%     2034   229.1   5.4   3.2   49.1  1.1   96.3   80.1
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362               30%     2034   258.9   6.1   3.7   55.5  1.3  108.9   90.5
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The range of mineral content shown in the following table is
indicative of what could be expected as additional exploration
potential to be defined by further exploration work. There has been
insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource and it is
uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being
delineated as a mineral resource. 


 
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                                      K   K20   KCl K2SO4    Mg   MgO    SO4
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                                   mg/L  mg/L  mg/L  mg/L  mg/L  mg/L   mg/L
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Exploration potential Low         2,294 2,763 4,374 5,112 1,383 2,294 20,997
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Exploration potential Medium      2,584 3,112 4,927 5,758 1,558 2,585 23,650
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Exploration potential High        2,874 3,462 5,479 6,404 1,733 2,874 26,302
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                            Brine     K  K2 0   KCl  K2SO4    Mg   MgO   SO4
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                            Mm(3)    Mt    Mt    Mt     Mt    Mt    Mt    Mt
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Exploration potential Low    2415   5.5   6.7  10.6   12.3   3.3   5.5  50.7
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Exploration potential                                                       
 Medium     
                 2415   6.2   7.5  11.9   13.9   3.8   6.2  57.1
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Exploration potential High   2415   6.9   8.4  13.2   15.5   4.2   6.9  63.5
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Conclusions and Recommendations 
The results obtained have resulted in the declaration of an inferred
brine mineral resource contained in the Upper Conductor Unit of
1.57Mt of K2SO4 (i.e. 308 Mm(3) at 5,112 mg/L K2SO4). There are no
known significant risks or uncertainties that could reasonably be
expected to affect the reliability or confidence in the exploration
information. The main uncertainties in future exploration programs
are geological risk. 
The results also identified exploration targets for further
definition.  
Recommendations:  
The Report offers the following recommendations for the Properties: 


 
--  Further drilling and sampling is recommended to increase the quantity of
    data and improve on the level of confidence of the resource
    determination for the UCU inferred resource. Exploration drilling work
    is recommended for the prospective LCU targets. 
    
--  Specific test work needs to be carried out to determine the
    metallurgical/processing outcomes for all evaporation compounds
    produced. 
    
--  Simulations of the evaporation pond chemistry and the various products
    produced under local evaporation conditions are recommended. 
    
--  A detailed process flow design and estimation of the capital for the
    plant and various loading and storage facilities. 
    
--  Provisional and then detailed design and costing of the recharge and
    recovery well field be completed. 
    
--  Complete and detailed engineering and costing of the coastal recharge
    pumping system, power supply line and pipeline be undertaken. 

 
The objective of the next phase of the project is to increase the
level of confidence of the resource determination for the UCU
inferred resource and to conduct exploration drilling on the
prospective LCU targets. This is expected to take six months and cost
$3 million as shown in the following table. 


 
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                                                     CAD $
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Technical Support and Consulting                   750,000
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Advisory Costs                                     250,000
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Additional Properties                              300,000
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Mineral rights                                     250,000
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Llamara exploration                              1,450,000
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Total                                            3,000,000
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Qualified Person 
Dr. C Mortimer OBE, B.Sc., Ph.D, FIMMM, C.Eng., FRGS, who is a
Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved
the scientific and technical content of this press release. 
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