Eagle Star Minerals (OTC OTher: ELGSF; TSX-V: EGE) has applied for the addition of 18 new mineral claims in the state of Piaui in Northeastern Brazil to the west and north of the Company’s Ruth Phosphate Project. Of the 18 applied-for claims, one was found to contain additional phosphates while the remaining 17 have shown to contain potash rock.
Eagle Star’s primary sampling process on the new claims was based on spacing of 3km and was focused on phosphate in a certain type of rock, followed up by a more general random sampling process over the entire area. Without a specific target, the random sampling process was carried out as a trial to determine the qualities of the claims, and positively returned indications of potash rocks. Phosphate and potash can sometimes be associated in the same area, but in different beds, as seen in deposits of glauconite in East Otago, New Zealand which can be found with phosphate rocks.