Happy Geologist’s Day!
April 05, 2020
Traditionally, since 1966, the first Sunday of April is celebrated by geologists of Ukraine as their professional holiday.
Geologists from Ukraine as well as from other countries were involved in the various stages of expoloration Polokhivske deposit undertaken by Ukrlithiummining LLC. The deposit was first discovered in the 1990s – by geologists of the Kirovgeology State Enterprise – and at the present time, its exploration is continued by the geologists of Geo-Kraton LLC.
Geologists and experts who participated in the exploration of the deposit at different times include:
- State Enterprise “Ukrainian Geological Company
- Magma LLC
- Department of Geology and Ecology of the Academy of Mining Sciences LLC
Drilling operations before 2018 were performed by domestic drilling companies, and in 2019-2020 – by the Turkish company Pozitif Sondaj. Laboratory and technological research in recent years has been performed by international analytical and technological agencies, such as BUREAU VERITAS (Canada), ALS (Ireland), SGS (Canada), ANZAPLAN (Germany).
Today, AMC (UK) provides expertise, advice and assessment for compliance with international standards. Important for the qualitative field study is the contribution of each project participant, the geological knowledge and experience of each contractor.
Careful organization and work planning is the key to ultimate success. Also of great importance are the enormous investments spent in the exploration and exploration of lithium. After all, lithium mineral products are raw materials that are required by many industries in the modern economy.
Polokhivske deposit, after its development, can provide domestic and foreign enterprises with thisvaluable raw material for decades. In addition, UkrLithiumMining can contribute hundreds of potential jobs thus bolstering socio-economic development of the region.