The UT Minera Sal de los Ángeles is integrated by Salta Exploraciones S.A and Potasio y Litio Argentina S.A. The duration period of UT is until May 2044. The operator of UT is Salta Exploraciones.
The Sal de los Ángeles Project is situated 169 km from the city of Salta. It is accessed by the Ruta Nacional N° 51 towards San Antonio de los Cobres, capital of Los Andes Department. From San Antonio de los Cobres continue on Ruta Provincial N° 129 which splits from the Ruta Nacional N° 51 approximately 1 km before access to the La Poma mine processing plant. On Ruta Provincial N° 129 you will go through Abra del Gallo and join the towns of Santa Rosa de Los Pastos Grandes, Sijes and Abra de Singuel. Approximately 5 km from Abra de Singuel, the same dirt road connects to the mining trail leading to Mina Maggie, located on the Salar del Centenario.
Finally, the project area can be accessed in two ways:
• From the South East by Abra de Minas, travelling 25 km and entering the salt flat from the north
• From the South West sorrounding the Volcán Ratones, accessing the salt flat from the south
Currently, there are seven evaporation pools in operation covering a combined total area of 70 hectares. They are continuously supplied with brine from a flowing artesian well located 5 km south, with an average volumetric flow greater than 110 m³/h.
A new mining camp has been built for the construction stage of the UT which can accommodate 55 people with kitchen and dining facilities. The acquisition of the final operation camp of UT is in process and will be operational once construction works are completed.
Salta Exploraciones S.A. has installed a model laboratory “in situ”, with capacity for efficient sample analysis: (i) of virgin brine and highly concentrated lithium brines, using state-of-the-art technology and equipment which will optimise the operation of the pools; and (ii) of polymetallic solids.