The Lazlo Area is located in central Saskatchewan along an infrastructure corridor between the major population centres of Saskatoon and Regina. The Area is located over a thick and rich region of the Prairie Evaporite formation known locally as the Davidson Sub-basin”.
The Lazlo Area is a very prospective area within the Prairie Evaporite and boasts:
- Located Central SK, near town of Craik on a well serviced infrastructure corridor between Regina and Saskatoon
- Highway 11 runs through property
- Rail line runs through property
- HV Power runs through property
- Total area 123,000 acres
- Several projects or mining blocks identifiable within the one area
- 3 on-property historic drill holes
- Historical NI43-101 indicates excellent grades, thickness and temperatures
The Lazlo Area is large, comprising 123,000 acres and will accommodate several specific projects.
The potential projects within the Lazlo Area are made up of freehold mineral leases (21 years duration with renewal built in), plus a novel approach to engaging the interspersed Crown minerals.
Gensource Plans for the first project within the Lazlo area to have design parameters as shown below. These parameters are based on the foreseen market size for the first small, but scalable, project.
The following simplified diagrams depict the mining and processing methods planned for the first project within the Lazlo Area. The advantages of these mining and processing techniques are:
- The mining and processing has the potential to leave no salt tailings on the surface. An artifact of conventional and conventional-solution mining is salt tailings. These tailings result in enormous and costly tailings management areas and create a negative environmental legacy for the mines and their surrounding communities.
- The mining and processing has the potential to use almost no fresh water. A feature of the selective mining method is the ability to use brackish water in the process. Brackish water sources are widely available throughout the potash mining area within the Dawson Bay formation, 600 - 1,000 m below surface, as well as much deeper (2,100+ m) in the Deadwood formation. These sources of brackish water are not currently fit for any other purpose, and using them as process water means that precious fresh surface water is not consumed for industrial purposes.
- The facilities required to support these mining and processing methods have the potential to be much simpler and thus less costly than those required for conventional mining processes. If these processes are feasible, the result is a significantly reduced capital cost to construct the facilities and an improved, i.e. faster, implementation schedule for the mine.
- With the potential to create a small mine and process plant, the resulting staff requirement at the site could be significantly reduced, as well as the general traffic induced on local rural roads, for both the construction and operation phases. As a result, there could be far less impact on the local rural community as compared to a typical potash development.
Overall flow diagram:
Simplified Mining Flow Diagram:
Simplified Process Plant Flow Diagram:
Area Map showing local Infrastructure: