Lithium Extraction Works’ Antofagasta Mine produces battery grade Lithium Hydroxide
09/30/2020

Lithium Extraction Works is pleased to announce that its Antofagasta Mine has so far produced over 1.2 tons of battery grade lithium hydroxide spodumene.

Online PR News – 30-September-2020 – SANTIAGO – Lithium Extraction Works carried out laboratory tests confirming that the lithium hydroxide produced from its Phase 1 production meets the specifications of cathode manufacturers and lithium hydroxide will be taken way for processing at an on-site refinery.

The lithium hydroxide was derived from spodumene concentrate that was mined from the Antofagasta Mine in May of this year and approximately 1,000 tons of concentrate were produced. The concentrate will then be converted into lithium hydroxide samples.

Lithium Extraction Works’ Chief Geological Officer, Mr. Bruce McArthur commented on the battery grade lithium hydroxide saying ""We are very pleased with the purity level of the lithium hydroxide produced to date and our analysts have verified that the quality is on par with lithium hydroxide currently sold to global manufacturers. We are producing top quality battery grade lithium hydroxide from ore to final product."

“Our refining process is very meticulous and our results show that this is a major step forward for Lithium Extraction Works as it we continue to produce high grade products using out robust and electrochemical process. I would also like to thank the team for all their efforts in allowing us to achieve this significant milestone. The effort and hard work in our Phase 1 development has paid off and I am very proud of the team,” added Bruce McArthur, Chief Geological Officer of Lithium Extraction Works.

About Us - Lithium Extraction Works

Headquartered in Santiago, Lithium Extraction Works is a mining company with a specific focus on lithium. Working with large international partners in diverse areas, from transport and energy storage to energy, we look to drive mutual growth through sustainable supplies and environmentally responsible operations.

With constant innovation in mining technology, efficient practices on the ground and decades of knowledge, we have built an experienced, effective team of engineers, operators and scientists who are at the heart of our success.

The supplies of rare earth minerals and metals we deliver are vital to the growth of important industries and international companies, used for a myriad of purposes, utilized in the production of electronic cars, pharmaceuticals, general consumer electronics, water-treatment facilities and refineries, to name but a few.

With our expansion derived from our ability and capacity to deliver steady supplies of vital rare earth minerals and metals, along with the increasing demand for products which require them, we at Lithium Extraction Works foresee mutual growth and benefit for ourselves, our partners and investors.