Galan Lithium Ltd (ASX:GLN) has appointed Boris Caro as study advisor to oversee the pre-feasibility study (PFS) at the Candelas Lithium Brine Project in Argentina ahead of the PFS start date in Q4 2019.
Caro is a mining engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in the mineral industry with his latest role being the project manager for Orocobre Ltd (ASX:ORE) working on the Olaroz Expansion Lithium Project in Argentina.
During this time, Caro was responsible for the completion of the feasibility study, leading front-end engineering, securing environmental permits and overseeing the start of construction activities.
At Galan, Caro will advise the company and its team on strategy as well as study development activities of the PFS.
“Wealth of experience”
Galan Lithium managing director Juan Pablo said: “I would like to welcome Boris into our team.
“With his wealth of experience in Argentinian brines projects, Boris is a key addition to Galan as we move towards PFS commencement next quarter.”
Preparation work for the Candelas PFS has begun including the delivery of brine samples to providers of Ion Exchange technologies for preliminary test work.
On track to deliver maiden resource estimate
Definition of initial process design work stream and engineering activities are also being analysed with different consultants and engineering firms.
The company currently remains on track to deliver a maiden JORC compliant resource estimate in Q3 2019 for the northern portion of the Candelas Lithium Project.