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An Overview of Lithium Brine Exploration for Resource Estimation

Camilo de los Hoyos
Sunday, August 21, 2016
First presented: 
AIG Lithium and Graphite Seminar, 15 August 2016

In this presentation delivered at the AIG Lithium Graphite Seminar and SRK's Lithium Brine Tech Talk event in Perth, Australia, Camilo de los Hoyos discusses the challenges in brine exploration including the geological and hydrogeological considerations in estimating a brine resource.

Feature Author

Camilo Raúl de los Hoyos

Camilo de los Hoyos is a PhD in Geological Sciences and Senior Consultant Geologist at SRK´s Mendoza office with over 12 years of experience in water resource assessment, environmental geochemistry, lithium-potassium brine exploration in salars and igneous/metamorphic petrology. He has participated in several small- and medium-scale water resource projects in Argentina, Bolivia and Venezuela.

He has extensive experience in Acid Rock Drainage and Metal Leaching (ARDML) assessment as well as ARD treatment and mine waste remediation programs. Camilo´s experience in lithium-potassium brines includes comprehensive resource exploration programs, geological exploration/assessment of materials for brine processing and Technical Due Diligence. 

His Doctoral Thesis on geochemistry, isotope geochronology and geothermobarometry was applied to petrology and geotectonic.

Environmental Specialist
SRK Mendoza
SRK Latin America