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Early Works
Current Stage: Initial exploration & discovery
Start: 02/2017
In Construction
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The Arizaro salar is located in the prolific Lithium Triangle of South America at an average altitude of 3,600m, covering an area of 1,600km2 within a watershed of 6,000km2, making it the third largest salar in the Lithium Triangle, after Uyuni in Bolivia and the Atacama in Chile. The salar is located in a hyper-arid region, receiving on average less than 30mm of rain per year, a necessary condition for the creation of evaporative brines. The Cenozoic volcanic activity that prevailed in the region created notable volcanos surrounding the salar, including Volcano Guanaqueros, Sierra de Taca Taca, Sierra de Archibarca and Cerro Arita. It is this volcanic and associated hydrothermal activity that is believed to be the main source of lithium and other solutes to the basin.

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Project Type
Development Phase
Initial exploration & discovery
Project Status
Project Capacity
 t/y (tons per year)  Lithium

The Arizaro Salar is located in the province of Salta in the Puna region of northwestern Argentina.

* The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.

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