Preliminary reconnaissance mapping at the new Lajinha tenement Source: Latin Resources
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  • Latin Resources (LRS) secures an additional tenement to grow its Salinas lithium project in the Bananal Valley, Brazil
  • Through its newly created subsidiary, Belo Lithium Mineracao, Latin penned a 24-month option agreement with Mineracao Salinas, paving way for Latin to buy 100 per cent of the Lajinha tenement’s interest
  • Under the terms of the agreement, Latin will pay around $850 every monthly over the 24 months, along with further cash and shares if a call option is exercised
  • Latin says it plans to mobilise its regional mapping team to the new area to begin systematic mapping, outcrop, and stream sediment sampling to find potential new drill sites
  • Latin Resources last traded at 10.5 cents on May 16

Latin Resources (LRS) has secured an additional tenement to grow its Salinas Lithium Project in Brazil.

Latin acquired the tenement through its newly created, wholly-owned subsidiary, Belo Lithium Mineracao, in the hopes of expanding its footprint at the project to the east to cover additional strike extensions, totalling over 6230 hectares.

Latin penned a 24-month option agreement over the new concession in the Bananal Valley from Mineracao Salinas, which paved the way for Latin to acquire 100 per cent of the Lajinha tenement’s interest.

Lajinha spans across 470 hectares, and is considered highly prospective, with known outcropping spodumene-bearing pegmatites.

“We are very pleased to have secured the Lajinha tenement area, we continue to expand our foothold in this developing regional lithium pegmatite field,” Latin Resources Managing Director Chris Gale said.

Under the terms of the agreement, Latin will hand over BRL3,000 (approximately A$850) every month over a 24 month period. If the company exercises the call option under the agreement, it will also pay the vendor US$30,000 (A$43,000) in cash and up to $10,000 in LRS shares.

Latin must also pay the vendor a further US$50,000 within 13 months after the exercise, while Mineracao will retain a net smelter royalty of 3 per cent.  

A systematic resource definition drilling campaign is currently underway 6.3 kilometres west of the new tenement, where results have confirmed high-tenor lithium. Assays from the work included one metre at 3.22 per cent lithium oxide from 112.3 metres.

Latin said it plans to mobilise its regional mapping team to the new area to begin systematic mapping, outcrop, and stream sediment sampling in the hopes of identifying potential drill sites.

“… this strategic expansion approach to our exploration is critical for long-term success of developing our first maiden JORC resource,” Chris Gale said.

Latin Resources last traded at 10.5 cents on May 16.

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