Encanto Potash completes ground water investigation
June 7, 2016 By Ground Water Canada
Vancouver – Encanto Potash has completed a supplemental ground water investigation as part of an environmental impact assessment. A four-hole program was carried on the company’s flagship Muskowekwan First Nation property.
SNC-Lavalin was awarded the contract to run the program to gain a better understanding of the subsurface ground water conditions in the area, Encanto said in a news relase. The program serves a dual purpose contributing to the EIA as well as to a feasibility study.
Drilling was completed using a mud rotary drill rig for the deep holes and an auger drill rig for the shallow holes. The maximum depth drilled was 240 metres and a small-diameter water well was installed in each hole to obtain ground water samples and water levels. The depth to the first major aquifer was determined to be greater than 60 metres, which is regarded as positive in terms of storage of potash tailings at the surface, the company said. Instrumentation installed as part of this investigation will be used for ongoing work toward obtaining environmental approvals or, potentially, ground water sourcing.
“We continue to believe that the MFN property is one of the best undeveloped potash projects in Saskatchewan and are pleased with the positive results from this initial drill program. We will continue to advance the project for the ultimate goal of supplying a minimum of two million tonnes of potash to Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India as per the expanded Memorandum of Understanding announced April 13, 2016,” said Jim Walchuck, Encanto’s chief executive officer.
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