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Re: Le lithium, une flambée en perspective?

Message par energy_isere » 30 août 2020, 09:18

Lithium : Deuxième producteur mondial, le Chili veut doubler son offre en cinq ans

MIS À JOUR LE 27/08/20

Le pays assure actuellement 29 % de l’offre mondiale, derrière l’Australie qui pèse pour 48 %

Déjà deuxième producteur mondial, le Chili veut encore plus peser sur le marché du Lithium. Pour cela, le pays a l’intention de doubler sa production de ce métal d’importance stratégique dans les cinq prochaines années, a annoncé mercredi le gouvernement.

Une production de 250.000 tonnes par an
Le Chili, qui assure actuellement 29 % de l’offre mondiale de lithium, veut parvenir dans ce délai à une offre annuelle de 250.000 tonnes d’équivalent carbonate de lithium (LCE), a indiqué Baldo Prokurica, ministre chilien des Mines. Il présentait un rapport intitulé « Perspectives du marché du lithium en 2030 » élaboré par la Commission chilienne du cuivre (Cochilco).

Le Chili espère ainsi que dans les prochaines années la valeur de ses exportations « sera semblable à celle de secteurs économiques hautement consolidés comme le secteur vitivinicole », dans lequel il est le quatrième exportateur mondial, a déclaré Baldo Prokurica.

Un marché très concentré
L’offre de Lithium est particulièrement concentrée. L’Australie est actuellement le plus grand producteur mondial avec 48 % de la production mondiale. Le métal est un élément essentiel pour l’industrie des voitures électriques et la fabrication de batteries rechargeables pour les téléphones mobiles, les ordinateurs portables et les tablettes.

Le Chili l’extrait sur le site de Salar de Atacama, dans le Nord, l’un des gisements de lithium les plus riches du monde, où il est exploité par la firme chilienne SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera) et par la compagnie américaine Albermarle.
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Re: Le lithium, une flambée en perspective?

Message par energy_isere » 31 août 2020, 08:13

Le chinois Tianqi Lithium annonce 101 millions de dollars de perte au 1er semestre 2020.
À cause de la baisse des prix du Lithium sur les marchés résultant du Covid19.
China’s Tianqi Lithium posts $101m net loss in H1 as prices plunge

Reuters | August 30, 2020

Tianqi Lithium Corp, one of the world’s top lithium producers, on Sunday posted a hefty half-year loss as the coronavirus outbreak weighed on prices for the commodity used in electric-vehicle batteries.

The Chinese firm, which is struggling to repay a $3.5 billion loan taken out to buy a stake in Chilean miner SQM in 2018, said in a filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange it made a 696.57 million yuan ($101.47 million) net loss in January-June.

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https://www.mining.com/web/chinas-tianq ... es-plunge/

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Message par energy_isere » 05 sept. 2020, 09:38

Suite de ce post du 11 avril 2020 viewtopic.php?p=2299863#p2299863
Mali : le Chinois Sinohydro aidera Kodal Minerals dans l’exploitation du lithium de Bougouni

Agence Ecofin 2 sept 2020

Kodal Minerals a choisi Sinohydro comme partenaire pour le développement de son projet de lithium Bougouni. La société chinoise doit mener des activités incluant la négociation d’accords de prélèvements et le financement des travaux de construction de la mine qui devraient bientôt démarrer.

Au Mali, le projet de lithium Bougouni se rapproche davantage de l’entrée en production. Son propriétaire, la compagnie minière Kodal Minerals, a en effet conclu un protocole d’accord avec l’entrepreneur chinois Sinohydro pour certains travaux d’ingénierie et l’obtention d’un financement pour les travaux de construction.

Selon les termes de l’accord, Sinohydro dispose d’une période d’exclusivité de six mois pour examiner les besoins de financement du projet et aider la compagnie à obtenir les fonds nécessaires. Durant cette même période, le groupe chinois aura à apporter son expertise sur la meilleure façon de mener les travaux de construction. Sinohydro négociera également des accords de prélèvement de la future production avec des sociétés implantées dans l’empire du Milieu.

« Sinohydro a une solide expérience du développement et du travail sur des projets d’ingénierie au Mali et ailleurs en Afrique, ce qui nous conforte dans le fait que l’équipe est à même d’aider Kodal à finaliser la conception, le financement et le processus de construction de manière efficace et rentable », a commenté Bernard Aylward, PDG de la compagnie.

Pour rappel, l’étude de faisabilité définitive du projet Bougouni publiée en janvier dernier a estimé qu’il pouvait livrer 2 millions de tonnes de concentré de lithium sur une durée de vie minimale de 8,5 ans. Kodal dispose de toutes les autorisations à l’exception d’un permis minier pour lequel une demande a déjà été déposée cette année.
https://www.agenceecofin.com/compagnie/ ... e-bougouni

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Re: Le lithium, une flambée en perspective?

Message par mobar » 05 sept. 2020, 18:57

La flambée du cours du Lithium est terminé depuis des années, c'est de la chute des prix dont il faut parler aujourd'hui! :-"
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https://www.olenergies.com/le-lithium/a ... u-lithium/
"C'est quand il n'y a plus d'espoir qu'il ne faut désespérer de rien" Sénèque
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Re: Le lithium, une flambée en perspective?

Message par energy_isere » 06 sept. 2020, 10:51

L' UE ajoute le Lithium à sa liste de matériaux critiques.
European Union adds lithium to critical raw materials list

4 sept 2020

The European Union (EU) has added lithium, a key component for batteries in electric vehicles (EVs), to its list of critical raw materials for the first time.

The latest announcement was made by the EU Commission, the 27-nation bloc’s executive, as part of its latest presentation of “2020 List of Critical Raw Materials”.

Helium was dropped from the latest list of 30 materials, Reuters reported.

In a press statement, the EU Commission said that its proposed recovery plan from the Covid-19 pandemic places an emphasis on “building back greener, more digital and more resilient”.
The commission also believes Europe should strive towards the development and diversification of the raw materials supply.

European Commission vice-president Maroš Šefčovič said: “A secure and sustainable supply of raw materials is a prerequisite for a resilient economy. For e-car batteries and energy storage alone, Europe will for instance need up to 18 times more lithium by 2030 and up to 60 times more by 2050.

“As our foresight shows, we cannot allow to replace current reliance on fossil fuels with dependency on critical raw materials. This has been magnified by the coronavirus disruptions in our strategic value chains.

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https://www.mining-technology.com/news/ ... materials/

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https://www.mining.com/eu-adds-lithium- ... ials-list/

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Re: Le lithium, une flambée en perspective?

Message par energy_isere » 20 sept. 2020, 10:44

Suite de ce post du 25 août 2020
viewtopic.php?p=2307927#p2307927

Cornish Lithium montre 220 mg/l de Lithium avec peu de Magnésium dans les eaux gothermales.
Cornish Lithium finds “globally significant” grades at UK project

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 17, 2020

Cornish Lithium, a start-up hoping to lead the development of an industry for the battery metal in the UK, said on Thursday it had found “globally significant” lithium reserves in hot springs within Cornwall’s historic mining area.

Initial test results suggest geothermal waters in south-west England contain some of the world’s highest grades of lithium and best overall chemical qualities, the exploration company said.

Average lithium concentrations were found to be high at 220 mg/l, with low concentrations of total dissolved solids — relative to other geothermal waters in the world — and “ultra-low” concentrations of magnesium, a metal that makes processing more expensive.

The find is also significant from an environmental point of view. Extracting lithium from geothermal water allows using the same hot rock water to power up turbines, generating zero-carbon electricity and heat.

“Cornwall has the potential to supply the UK with almost all the lithium it needs. It is that globally significant,” chief executive and founder Jeremy Wrathall said in a Zoom press conference.

Cornish Lithium is now planning to build a pilot lithium extraction plant at the United Downs Geothermal Power site, the UK’s first deep geothermal electricity plant, which began operations a year ago.

The £4 million ($5.2m) project will trial direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology, which removes dissolved lithium compounds from water without the need for the large evaporation ponds, such as those used in South America’s salt flats.

Lithium from Chile and Argentina is of higher grade than geothermal sources, but concerns over the sustainability of those operations are weighing on miners’ plans. Giants including Albermarle (NYSE: ALB) and SQM (NYSE: SQM) continue to be questioned as thy extract their product from pools of brine beneath Chile’s Atacama desert, the world’s driest.

The company said it expected commercial production to begin in three to five years. It also noted it had already detected another four potential spots on top of the current test site.

It also noted it was considering another round of crowdfunding, after raising £1.4 million ($1.8m at today’s exchange) through the internet platform in 2019.

Rob Bowell, from SRK Consulting, which provides services to mining and exploration companies, also used the term “globally significant” to refer to lithium grades reported from the deep geothermal waters at United Downs.

“Coupled with the low salinity of the waters, they should be highly amenable to lithium extraction using cutting-edge DLE technology,” Bowell said in the statement. “This is a fantastic opportunity for Cornwall to lead the charge on environmentally-responsible extraction of this critical raw material in Europe and beyond.”

Cornish Lithium recently decided to also begin exploring for other battery metals, such as cobalt and copper.

The junior revealed in 2018 that it needed about £5 million ($6.2m) to go ahead with its plans. Since then, it has secured more than £2m ($2.5m) from private backers and it’s already aiming at listing on the London Stock Exchange by 2022.

Good timing

The timing couldn’t be better. The European Union is currently rebuilding their automotive supply chains around battery metals, and incentivizing the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).

China, which was originally planning to wean customers away from EV subsidies by 2020, recently announced a two-year extension through the end of 2022.

Beijing made a 10% cut to subsidies this year and also limited the scope of subsidies to EVs costing less than 300,000 yuan ($44,318).

Cornwall is a historic mining district, stretching back to the early bronze age. Copper, tin, zinc, silver and arsenic have all been exploited for centuries.

The area around St. Day and Gwennap was the richest copper-producing region in Cornwall (and the world) in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Most lithium is produced in South America, Australia and China, but the UK government designated it last year a metal of strategic importance to the country.
https://www.mining.com/cornish-lithium- ... k-project/

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Message par energy_isere » 20 sept. 2020, 10:54

Le fabricant de batteries Chinois CATL investi plusieurs millions de dollars dans la société Canadienne Neo Lithium qui opére en Argentine
CATL to invest in Neo Lithium, help develop Argentina mine

Reuters | September 14, 2020

China’s CATL will buy more than 10 million shares of Neo Lithium Corp to become the company’s third-largest shareholder, the latest in a string of investments by Chinese companies into South American lithium projects.

CATL will also gain one seat on Neo Lithium’s board and sit on the company’s technical committee, where it will help Neo draft a feasibility study for its Tres Quebradas Lithium project in Argentina’s northern Catamarca province.

That study will help Neo Lithium attract more investors and firm its timeline for opening the project, which the company hopes will initially produce 20,000 tonnes of lithium.

The deal is expected to close later this year after Chinese government approval. BlackRock Inc will remain Neo Lithium’s largest shareholder.

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https://www.mining.com/web/catl-to-inve ... tina-mine/

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Message par energy_isere » 25 sept. 2020, 00:02

Tesla bets on mining with Nevada lithium claim

MINING.com Editor | September 23, 2020

Tesla revealed its new ‘4680 cell’ at the company’s Battery Day, promising five times more energy capacity and six times more power than previous cells, key factors to fulfill its long-term objective to sell a low cost mass-market electric vehicle.

The company also said it is planning to build its own cathode factory in North America, and when Elon Musk announced the company’s claim on a 10,000-acre lithium clay deposit in Nevada, it signaled that Tesla is officially getting into the mining business.

According to Tesla’s estimates, using its new extraction and processing technology, lithium in Nevada would be enough to support the electrification of the entire US vehicle fleet.

“In about three years from now, we are confident we can make a compelling $25,000 electric vehicle that is also fully autonomous,” said Musk. The Model 3 available now is priced at $37,990.

“We’re gonna go and start building our own cathode facility in North America and leveraging all of the North American resources that exist for nickel and lithium, and just doing that just localizing our cathode supply chain and production, we can reduce miles traveled by all the materials that end up in the cathode by 80%,” said Drew Baglino, Senior Vice President of Powertrain and Energy Engineering at Tesla.

Many new methods of extracting lithium have been discussed in recent years as the needs of electrification have been realised. Most have numerous challenges.

“It would be surprising, although of course not impossible, for Tesla to discover the ‘Holy Grail’ of extraction so soon,” said analyst Wood Mackenzie.

Tesla said it will source spodumene from its own mine in Nevada without intermediaries.
https://www.mining.com/tesla-bets-on-mi ... ium-claim/

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Message par energy_isere » 27 sept. 2020, 10:14

Elon Musk à declaré que Tesla va extraire du Lithium d'une concession au Nevada.

Mais aucun détails montrant comment ils vont faire cela.
Tesla bets on mining with Nevada lithium claim
MINING.com Editor | September 23, 2020
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Elon Musk announced the company’s claim on a 10,000-acre lithium clay deposit in Nevada, it signaled that Tesla is officially getting into the mining business.

According to Tesla’s estimates, using its new extraction and processing technology, lithium in Nevada would be enough to support the electrification of the entire US vehicle fleet.

“In about three years from now, we are confident we can make a compelling $25,000 electric vehicle that is also fully autonomous,” said Musk. The Model 3 available now is priced at $37,990.

“We’re gonna go and start building our own cathode facility in North America and leveraging all of the North American resources that exist for nickel and lithium, and just doing that just localizing our cathode supply chain and production, we can reduce miles traveled by all the materials that end up in the cathode by 80%,” said Drew Baglino, Senior Vice President of Powertrain and Energy Engineering at Tesla.

Many new methods of extracting lithium have been discussed in recent years as the needs of electrification have been realised. Most have numerous challenges.

“It would be surprising, although of course not impossible, for Tesla to discover the ‘Holy Grail’ of extraction so soon,” said analyst Wood Mackenzie.

Tesla said it will source spodumene from its own mine in Nevada without intermediaries.
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https://www.mining.com/tesla-bets-on-mi ... ium-claim/

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Re: Le lithium, une flambée en perspective?

Message par energy_isere » 27 sept. 2020, 10:24

Au Nevada il y le projet :
Clayton Valley Lithium Project, Nevada, USA
Mené par Cypress Development.

Qui est bien décrit dans cette page
https://cypressdevelopmentcorp.com/proj ... ct-nevada/
Voir la vidéo de 5mn par le CEO de Cypress Development.
Le gisement à environ 1000 ppm, facile d'exploitation qui peut donner lieu à une mine de 27 000 tonnes de Carbonate de Lithium par an pendant 40 ans.

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Cypress owns 100% of the Clayton Valley Lithium Project totalling 5,430 acres in southwest Nevada, USA. The Clayton Valley Project is located immediately east of Albemarle’s Silver Peak mine, North America’s only lithium brine operation, which has been in continuous operation since 1966. Exploration and development by Cypress has discovered a large world-class resource of lithium-bearing claystone adjacent to the brine field to the east and south of Angel Island, an outcrop of Paleozoic carbonates protruding up through the lakebed sediments.

Lithium mineralization occurs within montmorillonite clays throughout the sediments to a depth of at least 120 meters. Metallurgical testing indicates low cost processing can be achieved by leaching with low acid consumption (125 kg/t) and high lithium recovery over 85% Li. These high extractions prove the dominant lithium-bearing minerals present are not hectorite, a refractory clay mineral which requires roasting and/or high acid consumption to liberate the lithium.

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Lithium enriched claystone at Clayton Valley Project in Nevada
https://cypressdevelopmentcorp.com/proj ... ct-nevada/

Voir aussi ce rapport de nov 2018 sur le projet
https://www.caesarsreport.com/reports/r ... -mine-usa/

Avec cette carte.

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Et il y a aussi le projet de Lithium X dans la Clayton Valley, voir le post la dessus du 27 juillet 2016
viewtopic.php?p=391826#p391826
Ils possèdent 15 000 acres de concessions.

J'ai trouvé la carte des concessions de la Clayton Valley

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Clayton Valley Forks Li Project Map -
https://newagemetals.com/clayton-valley-project/


Est ce que la concession de Tesla est à côté de ces gisements ?
Ou bien Tesla vient d'en racheter un gros bout à l'un des propriétaire ?
Mystère

La photo au Battery Day montre bien une zone comme à la Clayton Valley.

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https://electrek.co/2020/09/23/tesla-mi ... es-nevada/

Musk pretend extraire avec un process au Chlorure de Sodium (le sel de cuisine) alors que le process habituel comme décrit par Cypress Development est à l'acide sulfurique.

En tout cas la compétition sur place risque d'être acharnée.

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Message par energy_isere » 27 sept. 2020, 11:50

Ça va pas être si simple pour Tesla dans la Clayton Valley, bien évidemment :
Tesla’s lithium plan faces stark obstacles

Reuters | September 24, 2020

Tesla’s plan to produce lithium for electric vehicle batteries close to its Nevada Gigafactory faces stark challenges from the outset, including an onerous permitting process, uncertain access to water and questions about unproven methodologies.

Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told shareholders on Tuesday Tesla has secured rights to 10,000 acres in Nevada where it aims to produce lithium from clay deposits using a process developed internally.

The move would make Tesla the first company in the world to commercially produce the white metal from clay. Lithium is produced either from brine, commonly found in South America, or spodumene hard rock, usually in Australia.

In Nevada, Tesla plans to mix clay with table salt and then add water, which it says causes a reaction where the salt would leach out with lithium, which can then be extracted. The leftover clay would be put back in the earth to mitigate environmental damage.

“It’s a very sustainable way of obtaining lithium,” said Musk, who did not say where in Nevada the company had obtained the lithium rights or whether development has started.

The plan drew backlash almost immediately, with critics describing Musk’s plan as too simplistic and light on details. Returning rock to the earth after minerals are extracted, for instance, is already common industry practice through the use of tailings dams.

“This plan from Tesla brings up a lot more questions than it answers,” said Chris Berry, an independent lithium industry consultant. “Are we just supposed to take Elon Musk’s word for it that the cost will be lower than existing lithium projects?”

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nevada already has several lithium clay projects under development, including one from Lithium Americas that has been seeking federal permit approval for more than a decade and another from ioneer Ltd.

Lithium Americas has said it is confident it can successfully extract lithium from clay through a process that involves acid leaching. Tesla said its process won’t involve acid, fueling further questions.

“If producing lithium in commercial amounts at battery quality grades from clay was feasible, why isn’t it already being done?” said Berry.

Any lithium project from Tesla would require an intensive application process for necessary permits that could stretch on for years.

“Mining lithium is very challenging,” said Pedro Palandrani of the Global X Lithium & Battery Technology ETF LIT.P, which holds shares in Tesla and lithium producers. “If Tesla really wants to fly solo, we’re talking about four to five years to really see any kind of lithium production.”

Tesla’s plan also would likely require substantial amounts of water, forcing the company to battle with cattle ranchers for access to underground reservoirs in the arid state.

Albemarle Corp operated the only existing U.S. lithium mine at a site roughly 200 miles (322 km) north of Las Vegas until it shut it down last month.

Operational since the late 1960s, the site produced less than 5,000 tonnes of lithium per year, a relatively small amount and far less than Tesla would need.
https://www.mining.com/web/teslas-lithi ... obstacles/

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Re: Le lithium, une flambée en perspective?

Message par kercoz » 30 sept. 2020, 23:16

Sur Médiapart:
https://blogs.mediapart.fr/tenk/blog/29 ... la-planete

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5G: «Oro Blanco» montre que l'exploitation actuelle du lithium épuise déjà la planète

29 sept. 2020 Par Tënk Blog : TËNK

«Oro Blanco» est d'une brûlante actualité. À l'heure où certains affirment que la 5G pourrait sauver des vies via la télémédecine par exemple, une chose est sûre; des écosystèmes, eux, sont en train de mourir pour pouvoir nous fournir des batteries toujours plus performantes. Prouvant si besoin est que la notion de progrès est toujours relative à celui qui l'invoque comme argument d'autorité.
Entre 2 certitudes , il faut toujours choisir la moindre .

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Re: Le lithium, une flambée en perspective?

Message par energy_isere » 04 oct. 2020, 11:07

Il y a un projet de mine de Lithium en Allemagne. A 35 km de Dresde.

Zinnwald
Bacanora plans to sell 50% stake in German lithium project to Erris

1 October 2020

Lithium development and exploration company Bacanora Lithium has announced its plans to divest its 50% stake in Germany’s Zinnwald lithium project in exchange for a majority stake in Erris Resources.

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The Zinnwald project is Deutsche Lithium’s main asset. It is located in southeast Germany, about 35km from Dresden.
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https://www.mining-technology.com/news/ ... m-project/

Decription du projet sur le site de Bacanora Lithium

https://www.bacanoralithium.com/project ... d-lithium/

Description du projet sur le Site NS Energy
https://www.nsenergybusiness.com/projec ... m-project/

Le projet serait une mine souterraine.

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Message par energy_isere » 04 oct. 2020, 11:30

J'avais jamais entendu parler de ça, il y a des ressources en Lithium de spodumene en Caroline du Nord.
Piedmont Lithium signe un accord commercial de 5 ans avec Tesla pour leur fournir du concentré de Lithium de spodumene.
Piedmont Lithium strikes sales deal with Tesla

Sept 28, 2020

Piedmont Lithium Limited has struck a sales agreement with Tesla to supply spodumene concentrate (SC6) from Piedmont’s North Carolina deposit.

The Agreement is for an initial five-year term on a fixed-price binding purchase commitment from the delivery of first product, and may be extended by mutual agreement for a second five-year term, and follows the electric vehicle maker's announcement last week that it plans to mine its own lithium for EV batteries as it seeks to ramp up production at its Nevada Gigafactory.

The deal covers a fixed commitment for approximately one-third of Piedmont’s planned SC6 production of 160,000 tonnes per annum for the initial term as well as an additional quantity to be delivered at Tesla’s option. SC6 sales are expected to generate between 10-20 percent of Piedmont’s total revenues from its proposed integrated mine-to-hydroxide project for the term. The Agreement is conditional upon Tesla and Piedmont agreeing to a start date for spodumene concentrate deliveries between July 2022 and July 2023 based on the development schedules of both parties.

Keith D. Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are excited to be working with Tesla, which represents the start of the first US domestic lithium supply chain and a disruption to the current value chain. The Agreement highlights the strategic importance of Piedmont’s unique American spodumene deposit and confirms the trend toward spodumene as the preferred feedstock for the lithium hydroxide required in high-nickel batteries.

Piedmont plans to extract lithium from mineral deposits in Gaston County, 25 miles west of Charlotte, in what geologists call the 'Carolina Tin-Spodumene Belt'.

“We will now accelerate our mine/concentrator development to support Tesla’s plans, work to further expand our mineral resources, and potentially increase our planned annual spodumene concentrate production capacity. We will simultaneously be advancing our plans to produce lithium hydroxide in North Carolina, using a combination of internally produced spodumene concentrate as well as material sourced from other producers around the world.”

Piedmont confirms that all material assumptions underpinning the results of its previously announced integrated scoping study continue to apply and have not materially changed, including Benchmark Mineral Intelligence pricing and tonnes per annum assumptions.
https://www.miningglobal.com/supply-cha ... s-sales-de

Sur le site de Piedmont Lithium
https://www.piedmontlithium.com/about

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Message par energy_isere » 04 oct. 2020, 13:25

Suite de ce post du 28 juin 2020
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Seconde campagne de forage exploratoire pour Spearmint dans la Clayton Valley.
Spearmint starts drilling at Clayton Valley lithium project

MINING.COM Staff Writer | October 1, 2020

Spearmint Resources announced that it has started drilling on its Clayton Valley lithium claystone project in Nevada.

In a press release, the miner said this drill program will follow up on the past success of its initial drill program targeting clay that returned grades as high 1670 ppm. The campaign is also expected to be multi-hole and more robust and may give Spearmint the ability to delineate a potential resource on its portion of the clay deposit that they share with Cypress Development Corp.

“This deposit is one of the select few clay deposits that exist in Nevada of which Tesla has publicly stated they covet,” James Nelson, Spearmint’s president, said in the media brief.

“There have been a lot of discussions recently regarding Tesla and what Elon Musk said about wanting to acquire Nevada lithium clay projects at the Tesla Battery Day held September 22, 2020, and their overwhelming need to secure domestic lithium deposits to feed their Gigafactory.”

The Clayton Valley lithium prospects are comprised of two separate claim blocks known as the Elon property and the McGee property which cover an aggregate area of 1,160 acres. The two blocks border Pure Energy Minerals’ Clayton Valley project and Cypress Development Corp’s property.

According to Spearmint, historic and recent drill programs in adjacent and nearby properties are suggestive of the potential for the discovery of lithium-bearing brines.
https://www.mining.com/spearmint-kicks- ... m-project/

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