Historic drilling in 2006 intersected significant saline water flow from 184.7 to 202.39 metres, and halite cubes, sedimentary cements, and beds, including halite precipitating from waters as the core dries from 528.52 to 582.5 metres (see core photo below).* Halite precipitating as described in the core logs suggests the saline fluids are supersaturated with high concentrations of total dissolved solids.
This is essential to SourceRock as previous drill holes demonstrate that we are within a high-pressure sedimentary basin with very high salinity. However, lithium was not a marketable commodity when these drill holes were completed and thus never analyzed in either the fluids or the rocks. Metal Energy now controls a dominant land position covering the deepest parts of the basin. All the pathfinder elements and multiple supporting documents suggest high lithium concentrations are probable.