Lithium exploration company Dajin Resources has signed a service agreement with Welsh Hagen Associates to carry out construction of roads and drill pads at Teels Marsh Lithium brine project in Nevada, US.
The contract was awarded as a part of the preparation for a planned drilling activity at the site.
After completion of construction of roads and drill pads, Dajin will start a four-hole drill programme at the project to identify lithium-bearing aquifers to depth.
The new wells will follow-up on the favourable surface lithium brine results that the company announced in June 2016.
Being permitted under the Nevada Division of Water Resources (State Engineer) and holding water rights at the field, Dajin has proposed the pump-test volumes for the wells up to 20 acre-feet per well.
Drilling deep wells with the capacity to discharge will enable the company to identify the concentration of lithium in the subsurface aquifer.
It will also allow Dajin to carry out the flow testing of any lithium bearing subsurface aquifers encountered during the drilling.
In Nevada, Dajin holds full interest 403 placer claims that include an area of nearly 7,914 acres in the Teels Marsh valley of Mineral County.
All these claims are expected to host lithium and boron values.
The company also holds complete interests in 278 placer claims that cover a 5,591 acre area in the Alkali Lake valley of Esmeralda County, Nevada.