Encanto Potash Corp. ("Encanto" or the "Company") (TSXV: EPO) is pleased to announce the completion of a supplemental groundwater investigation as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). A four-hole program was carried on their flagship Muskowekwan First Nation (MFN) property. SNC-Lavalin Inc. was awarded the contract to run the program to gain a better understanding of the subsurface groundwater conditions in the area. The program serves a dual purpose contributing to the EIA as well as the 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 m and a small diameter water well was installed in each hole to obtain groundwater samples and water levels. The depth to the first major aquifer was determined to be greater than 60 m, which is regarded as positive in terms of storage of potash tailings at the surface. Instrumentation installed as part of this investigation will be used for ongoing work toward obtaining environmental approvals or, potentially, groundwater 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 2 million tonnes of potash to Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India as per the expanded Memorandum of Understanding announced April 13, 2016" stated Encanto CEO Jim Walchuck.
Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed and traded Canadian resource company engaged in the development of potash properties in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada, the largest producing potash region in the world. Through a joint venture agreement with Muskowekwan Resources Ltd. on our flagship Muskowekwan Project, Encanto has a project land package which totals approximately 61,000 largely contiguous acres. A Pre-Feasibility Study dated February 28, 2013 titled "Encanto Potash Corp. Technical Report Summarizing the Preliminary Feasibility Study for the Muskowekwan First Nations Home Reserve Project in South Eastern Saskatchewan, Canada" confirms the Proven & Probable KCI Reserves totaling 162 MMt grading 28% which supports primary and secondary mining for over 50 years at an assumed annual rate extraction rate of 2.8 million tons.
The Company also has a 5% interest in the 55,000 acre Ochapowace/Chacachas property also located in Saskatchewan.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by James Walchuck, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.
For additional information about Encanto Potash Corp., please visit the Company's website at www.encantopotash.com or review the Company's documents filed on www.sedar.com.
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Per: "James Walchuck"
Chief Executive Officer
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