Lithium One Inc.

Lithium One Inc.

January 06, 2011 09:15 ET

Lithium One Reports Best Drill Results to Date From Sal de Vida Brine Project


- Hole SVH10_12 in centre of 385 km2 property averages 1,014mg/l lithium and 11,882 mg/l potassium

- Overall average from brines in 8 core holes increased to 745 mg/l lithium and 8,318 mg/l potassium

VANCOUVER, CANADA--(Marketwire - Jan. 6, 2011) - Lithium One Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LI), is pleased to report continued high lithium and potassium in brines from three additional core holes at the Sal de Vida lithium and potash project at Salar del Hombre Muerto, Argentina. The averaged values of all the brine samples from the core drilling to date, with no cut-offs applied, have increased to 745 mg/l lithium ("Li") and 8,318 mg/l potassium ("K"). Of note, hole SVH10_12 returned particularly high values, averaging 1,014 mg/l Li and 11,882 mg/l K over the entire hole. Magnesium and sulphate ratios continue to be favourably low, with an overall average of 2.4 for Mg:Li and 11.6 for SO4:Li.

Lithium One President and CEO Patrick Highsmith commented, "The drilling at Sal de Vida continues to demonstrate a stable and consistently mineralized brine. The results from hole 12 are the most significant to date and the hole is located near the center of the property. The brine chemistry is excellent in both the sand-dominated and salt-dominated aquifers; and the drilling outlines a potential resource area of more than 150 km2 so far, with a lot more salar yet to be drilled. The company remains on track to release the first NI 43-101 compliant resource during the first quarter of 2011."

Summary of Drilling

Drill holes SVH10_10 through SVH10_12 are reported in Table 1 below. Analytical results show little variation in concentrations vertically through each individual hole and results continue to be high in lithium and potassium, with favourable magnesium-to-lithium and sulphate-to-lithium ratios.

Table 1. Summary of Core Drilling Data, SVH10_10 through SVH10_12 – No Cutoff Grade Applied

Hole no # Sample
Start End Total
  Li K Mg Mg:Li SO4:Li
    (m) (m) (m)   (mg/l) (mg/l) (mg/l)    
SVH10_10 10 17.07 95.77 78.7 Mean 669 7801 1999 2.95 11.2
          Max 887 9460 2828    
          Min 534 5983 1345    
SVH10_11 10 15.45 102.4 86.95 Mean 774 8820 1778 2.24 12.6
          Max 949 9995 2961    
          Min 591 6659 936    
SVH10_12 12 21.25 109.45 88.25 Mean 1014 11882 2529 2.53 8.4
          Max 1158 13918 3460    
          Min 570 6963 1084    
All Reported Core Drilling Average, Holes 05-12 ( n=74 )   745 8318 1781 2.41 11.6

For details of sample methodology, Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures, and a description of the geological units being encountered, please refer to the November 10th news release. Drill location maps, cross sections, and photos will be posted to the Company website (

Porosity testing on core samples collected from each hole continues at Core Laboratories in Houston, Texas. Effective (or drainage) porosities range from approximately 2% to 17% in both the halite (common salt) dominated and silt dominated portions of the basin and from 2% to more than 30% in the sand dominated areas. Beginning this quarter, the Company will commence pumping tests to determine aquifer hydraulic conductivity (permeability). The hydrologists will identify specific hydrogeologic intervals and isolate and test those zones to obtain average hydraulic conductivities, which will then be used to populate the numerical groundwater flow model. 

Review by Qualified Person

The contents of this news release, analytical data, and quality control procedures have been reviewed and approved by Mr. Michael Rosko of Montgomery & Associates Water Resource Consultants (M&A). Mr. Rosko is a Registered Geologist in Arizona, California, and Texas and a qualified person (QP) as defined in NI 43-101. Mr. Rosko and M&A are completely independent of Lithium One, owning no securities of any kind in the Company. 

About Lithium One:

Lithium One Inc. is a Canadian-based explorer and developer of mineral properties with a specific focus on lithium. The Company has two major lithium projects funded through feasibility by earn-in partners: the brownfields Sal de Vida lithium brine project in Argentina partnered with KORES, LG International and GS Caltex; and the James Bay bulk tonnage spodumene project in Quebec, which is under MOU for an earn-in joint venture with Galaxy Resources Limited. The Sal de Vida option agreement also includes a provision for a project completion guarantee in regards to financing and an off-take agreement for up to 50% of the lithium production. The Company's strategy is to draw upon its quality team and employ best-practice to develop its projects into leading suppliers of low-cost, high quality lithium products to the global battery market.


Patrick Highsmith, M.Sc., President and Chief Executive Officer

Lithium One Inc.
1238-200 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4 Canada

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