Vancouver, British Columbia – June 28, 2017 – A.I.S. Resources Limited (TSX – NEX: AIS.H, OTCQB: AISSF) (the “Company” or “AIS”) is pleased to announce that it has delivered brines from Guayatayoc Salar that have been concentrated by solar evaporation, and is processing these brines at the pilot plant in Salta, Argentina. Lithium carbonate samples will be delivered to downstream lithium manufacturers in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. One of these manufacturers completed a tour of the salar and pilot plant on 9 June 2017.
Completion of the mass balance chemistry will enable the first phase of production modelling to be completed. The second phase will be completed when production tests are finalized.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it has signed a land access agreement with the Quebraleña community. This is a key part of the process to obtain our drilling permits. We have had two meetings with the Director of Mines in Jujuy to get an update on the approval of our environmental impact statement and drilling and seismic application.
Phil Thomas COO stated, “We are very pleased with progress to date. The brines evaporated satisfactorily at the average rate of 4.5 kilograms of brine per square metre, per 24 hours. The production of samples will assist us greatly with the feasibility studies to determine how much of the raw materials we need. When the drilling permit is issued the seismic and drilling will be the last part of our exploration investigations before we start modelling the processes in the plant. The samples will assist us in our negotiations for off-take contracts of lithium carbonate.”
About A.I.S. Resources
A.I.S Resources Limited a TSX-V listed investment issuer, was established in 1967 and is managed by experienced, highly qualified professionals who have a long track record of success in lithium exploration, production and capital markets. Through their extensive business and scientific network, they identify and develop early stage projects worldwide that have strong potential for growth with the objective of providing significant returns for shareholders. The Company’s most recent activities have been the exploration of lithium properties in Northern Argentina.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
AIS Resources Ltd.
Marc Enright-Morin, President and CEO
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