VANCOUVER, BC, Apr 08, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Pure Energy Minerals Limited (PE) (frankfurt:AHG) (the “Company” or “Pure Energy”) is pleased to provide the following exploration update. The Company and their sub-contractor, Broadbent & Associates Inc. have successfully completed a series of pumping tests on Borehole CV-1 at the Company’s Clayton Valley, Nevada lithium brine prospects.
A high-capacity electric submersible pump was installed in CV-1 and was used to conduct a preliminary step-test that produced flow rates from 40 to 180 gallons per minute (gpm) or 2.5-11 litres/second. During this test, the maximum output of the pump was reached (180 gpm) and higher flow rates of lithium-bearing brine could have been produced. Following recovery, a long-term, constant-discharge test was performed in CV-1 at a rate of 150 gpm (9.5 litres/second) for a period of 8 hours. During this test, the brine level in CV1 reached a steady-state drawdown of 174′ (53 m), demonstrating that higher production pumping rates of lithium-bearing brine are possible from this well. Data collected from these two successful pumping tests are being interpreted by hydrogeologists from BGC Engineering Inc. in Vancouver, and will be used to provide key input information for an Inferred Resource estimate (NI 43-101 compliant) that is being written for the lithium brines present beneath Pure’s Clayton Valley prospects.
Pure Energy CEO, Robert Mintak commented, “We are very pleased with the results from the pumping tests as they demonstrate constant flow with minimal draw down, an important milestone in confirming the productive potential of the Clayton Valley project.”
About Pure Energy:
Pure Energy is an integrated lithium mining and processing developer with a focus on green ‘cradle to cradle’ lifecycle solutions for lithium supply in North America. Pure Energy is currently focused on the advancement of our prospective Clayton Valley Lithium Brine Project, located in Esmeralda County, Nevada.
On behalf of the Board of Directors “Robert Mintak” Chief Executive Officer
Gerhard Jacob, a director of Pure Energy, and competent and qualified person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release.
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