Piedmont Lithium Announces Spodumene Concentrator Pilot Testwork Launched

Piedmont Lithium Announces Spodumene Concentrator Pilot Testwork Launched

Pilot testwork will be completed on a 50t sample of ore collected from Piedmont’s Core Property SGS Canada will complete dense medium and flotation pilot work over the coming weeks Concentrate produced will be used in internal and third-party lithium hydroxide pilot programs Results will be used to support definitive feasibility and detailed design engineering Piedmont Lithium Limited is pleased to announce that …

  • Pilot testwork will be completed on a 50t sample of ore collected from Piedmont’s Core Property
  • SGS Canada will complete dense medium and flotation pilot work over the coming weeks
  • Concentrate produced will be used in internal and third-party lithium hydroxide pilot programs
  • Results will be used to support definitive feasibility and detailed design engineering

Piedmont Lithium Limited ( “Piedmont” or “Company” ) is pleased to announce that it will partner with SGS Canada, Inc. (“SGS”) in Lakefield, Ontario to complete a pilot-scale spodumene concentrator testwork program using a bulk sample collected from the Piedmont Lithium Project in North Carolina.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201111005204/en/

Pilot Plant Setup at SGS Canada (Photo: Business Wire)

Pilot Plant Setup at SGS Canada (Photo: Business Wire)

The Company collected over 50 tonnes of mineralized pegmatite from 17 locations across the Company’s Core Property in February 2020. Samples were collected from near surface pegmatites located in areas of early, middle, and late year production.

The pilot plant design will be based on the results of prior testwork programs and will be used to support both definitive feasibility study of the Company’s planned concentrate operations as well as detailed design engineering of the full-scale operations.

The pilot program will target production of a large sample of spodumene concentrate with at least 6.0% Li 2 O and less than 1.0% Fe 2 O 3 for use in future pilot-scale lithium hydroxide testwork programs that Piedmont will complete as part of Definitive Feasibility Study of the Company’s planned integrated lithium chemical plant.

Pilot Plant Setup at SGS Canada

The pilot scale testwork is viewed by the Company as a critical step in ensuring future commissioning and ramp-up success. Additionally, the bulk sample collected targeted a range of potential concentrator feed conditions, including low-grade zones and diluted feed. Testing variable conditions rather than an optimized feed will help inform engineering design and eliminate potential operational bottlenecks during the project design phase.

Keith D. Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are pleased to continue our partnership with SGS Canada on this important pilot-scale testwork program, which will underpin our upcoming definitive feasibility study as well as future detailed design engineering of our spodumene concentrator. The program will enable Piedmont to complete future lithium hydroxide testwork programs and also supply large samples of spodumene concentrate to our key customer, Tesla, for their own testing purposes.”

Keith Phillips
President & CEO
T: +1 973 809 0505
E: kphillips@piedmontlithium.com

Tim McKenna
Investor and Government Relations
T: +1 732 331 6457
E: tmckenna@piedmontlithium.com

News Provided by Business Wire via QuoteMedia

Scoping Update Highlights the Exceptional Economics and Industry-Leading Sustainability of Piedmont’s Carolina Lithium Project

Piedmont Lithium Inc., (“Piedmont" or the “Company") (NASDAQ: PLL; ASX: PLL) is pleased to report the results of the updated scoping study (“Scoping Study" or “Study") for its proposed integrated lithium hydroxide business (“Carolina Lithium" or the “Project") in Gaston County, North Carolina. The Study confirms that Carolina Lithium will be one of the world's largest and lowest-cost producers of lithium hydroxide, with a sustainability footprint that is superior to incumbent producers, all in an ideal location to supply the rapidly growing electric vehicle supply chain in the United States.

Keep reading... Show less

 Piedmont Focused on Increased Sustainability With 40% Increase in Quartz, Feldspar, and Mica Mineral Resources

  • Mineral Resource estimates have increased by 40% for quartz (11.5Mt), feldspar (17.8Mt), and mica (1.6Mt)
  • Piedmont has added John Walker, former CEO of The Quartz Corp, as a strategic advisor to the Company
  • Market analysis indicates far greater potential demand for Piedmont industrial mineral products than prior Company estimates
  • The Company is advanced in discussions with prospective regional customers and strategic partners in the solar glass, engineered quartz, ceramic tile, and other industrial minerals markets
  • Expanded quartz, feldspar, and mica production will feature in the Company’s upcoming technical studies

Piedmont Lithium Limited (“Piedmont” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:PLL; ASX:PLL) is to announce an updated Mineral Resource estimate for industrial mineral products quartz, feldspar, and mica. The estimate is based on the lithium Mineral Resource previously reported on April 8, 2021 (39.2Mt @ 1.09 Li2O%) for spodumene bearing pegmatites at the Company’s flagship Piedmont Carolina Lithium Project (“Project”) in North Carolina, USA.

Table 1: Mineral Resource Estimates for Industrial Minerals Piedmont Carolina Lithium Project

Keep reading... Show less

Michael White Joins Piedmont Lithium as Chief Financial Officer

Piedmont Lithium Inc., (“Piedmont” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PLL; ASX: PLL), a clean energy company focused on the integrated production of lithium hydroxide to support the U.S. electric vehicle supply chain, today announced the appointment of Michael White as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to the CEO, Keith Phillips, Mr. White brings deep accounting and finance experience to Piedmont, and will oversee the Company’s financial accounting and reporting, budgeting and forecasting, internal controls, compliance, treasury, tax, and risk management functions.

“We’re delighted to welcome Michael as our Chief Financial Officer and the newest member of our fast-growing leadership team,” said CEO, Keith Phillips. “We are entering an exciting phase for Piedmont as we prepare to allocate capital and ramp-up physical operations of our integrated lithium hydroxide business in North Carolina. Michael’s proven track record of developing and executing finance organizational strategy and solving complex business issues will be invaluable to us as we operate as a U.S. domiciled company. His background in controllership, corporate governance, public company reporting, financial planning and analysis and long-term strategic planning make him a great addition to our Piedmont family.”

Keep reading... Show less

Hastings Technology Metals Ltd Stand-out Simon’s Find Metallurgical Test Results Amended

Perth, Australia (ABN Newswire) – Australia’s next rare earths producer Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) (5AM.F) is pleased to announce stand-out results from metallurgical test work carried out on drilling samples from Simon’s Find, one of the key deposits that make up the Yangibana Rare Earths Project (Yangibana) in Western Australia’s Gascoyne region.

The test work carried out at Simon’s Find is a key milestone in the Company’s finalisation of its updated Ore Reserves and mine scheduling that will underpin Yangibana’s development.

The Simon’s Find deposit is part of the 8km-long Bald Hill – Simon’s Find – Frasers mineralised trend and is strategically located close to the site of Yangibana’s proposed process plant and infrastructure.

Keep reading... Show less

Rio Tinto and ARENA to study using hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions in alumina refining

Rio Tinto has partnered with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to study whether hydrogen can replace natural gas in alumina refineries to reduce emissions.

Rio Tinto will conduct a $1.2 million feasibility study, equally funded with ARENA through a $580,000 grant, into using clean hydrogen to replace natural gas in the calcination process of refining at the Yarwun aumina refinery in Gladstone.

Keep reading... Show less

Hastings Technology Metals Ltd Stand-Out Simon’s Find Metallurgical Test Results

Perth, Australia (ABN Newswire) – Australia's next rare earths producer Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) is pleased to announce stand-out results from metallurgical test work carried out on drilling samples from Simon's Find, one of the key deposits that make up the Yangibana Rare Earths Project (Yangibana) in Western Australia's Gascoyne region.

The test work carried out at Simon's Find is a key milestone in the Company's finalisation of its updated Ore Reserves and mine scheduling that will underpin Yangibana's development.

Keep reading... Show less

Australia’s 5 Most Valuable Mineral Exports

Australia’s economy is largely based on its natural resources, with the minerals sector making the greatest contribution to the nation’s exports.

Four of Australia’s states and territories rank in the top 20 mining jurisdictions in the world, according to the Fraser Institute’s latest annual survey of mining companies: Western Australia (fourth), Southern Australia (seventh), Queensland (16th) and the Northern Territory (19th).

These mining jurisdictions demonstrate a high level of investment attractiveness mainly due to their mineral-rich geology, solid infrastructure, stellar economic environment and government support for the resources industry at both the federal and state level.

Keep reading... Show less

Newcrest Mining Limited – Exploration Update 10 June 2021

Highlights

  • At Red Chris, drilling continues to expand the higher grade mineralisation intersected at East Ridge and in the Main Zone:
    • At East Ridge, the new discovery adjacent to the East Zone, drilling continues to expand the footprint of the higher grade mineralisation with RC688 returning 344m @ 0.70g/t Au & 0.75% Cu from 776m, incl. 170m @ 1.1g/t Au & 1.1% Cu from 892m. This hole is 100m east of the discovery hole RC678 (previously reported).
    • East Ridge is located 300m east of East Zone and outside of Newcrest's Red Chris Mineral Resource Estimate. Drilling to define the extent of the higher grade mineralisation is ongoing.
    • In the Main Zone, drilling has intersected high grade mineralisation with RC683 returning 300m @ 0.41g/t Au & 0.51% Cu from 260m, incl. 114m @ 0.67g/t Au & 0.85% Cu from 390m, incl. 22m @ 1.1g/t Au & 1.4% Cu from 464m. This hole is 100m east of RC679 (previously reported).
    • Main Zone has the potential for further higher grade mineralisation beneath and to the south west of the open pit.
Keep reading... Show less

Hastings Technology Metals Ltd Stand-out Simon’s Find Metallurgical Test Results Amended

Perth, Australia (ABN Newswire) – Australia’s next rare earths producer Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) (5AM.F) is pleased to announce stand-out results from metallurgical test work carried out on drilling samples from Simon’s Find, one of the key deposits that make up the Yangibana Rare Earths Project (Yangibana) in Western Australia’s Gascoyne region.

The test work carried out at Simon’s Find is a key milestone in the Company’s finalisation of its updated Ore Reserves and mine scheduling that will underpin Yangibana’s development.

The Simon’s Find deposit is part of the 8km-long Bald Hill – Simon’s Find – Frasers mineralised trend and is strategically located close to the site of Yangibana’s proposed process plant and infrastructure.

Keep reading... Show less

Rio Tinto and ARENA to study using hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions in alumina refining

Rio Tinto has partnered with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to study whether hydrogen can replace natural gas in alumina refineries to reduce emissions.

Rio Tinto will conduct a $1.2 million feasibility study, equally funded with ARENA through a $580,000 grant, into using clean hydrogen to replace natural gas in the calcination process of refining at the Yarwun aumina refinery in Gladstone.

Keep reading... Show less

Hastings Technology Metals Ltd Stand-Out Simon’s Find Metallurgical Test Results

Perth, Australia (ABN Newswire) – Australia's next rare earths producer Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) is pleased to announce stand-out results from metallurgical test work carried out on drilling samples from Simon's Find, one of the key deposits that make up the Yangibana Rare Earths Project (Yangibana) in Western Australia's Gascoyne region.

The test work carried out at Simon's Find is a key milestone in the Company's finalisation of its updated Ore Reserves and mine scheduling that will underpin Yangibana's development.

Keep reading... Show less

Australia’s 5 Most Valuable Mineral Exports

Australia’s economy is largely based on its natural resources, with the minerals sector making the greatest contribution to the nation’s exports.

Four of Australia’s states and territories rank in the top 20 mining jurisdictions in the world, according to the Fraser Institute’s latest annual survey of mining companies: Western Australia (fourth), Southern Australia (seventh), Queensland (16th) and the Northern Territory (19th).

These mining jurisdictions demonstrate a high level of investment attractiveness mainly due to their mineral-rich geology, solid infrastructure, stellar economic environment and government support for the resources industry at both the federal and state level.

Keep reading... Show less

Newcrest Mining Limited – Exploration Update 10 June 2021

Highlights

  • At Red Chris, drilling continues to expand the higher grade mineralisation intersected at East Ridge and in the Main Zone:
    • At East Ridge, the new discovery adjacent to the East Zone, drilling continues to expand the footprint of the higher grade mineralisation with RC688 returning 344m @ 0.70g/t Au & 0.75% Cu from 776m, incl. 170m @ 1.1g/t Au & 1.1% Cu from 892m. This hole is 100m east of the discovery hole RC678 (previously reported).
    • East Ridge is located 300m east of East Zone and outside of Newcrest's Red Chris Mineral Resource Estimate. Drilling to define the extent of the higher grade mineralisation is ongoing.
    • In the Main Zone, drilling has intersected high grade mineralisation with RC683 returning 300m @ 0.41g/t Au & 0.51% Cu from 260m, incl. 114m @ 0.67g/t Au & 0.85% Cu from 390m, incl. 22m @ 1.1g/t Au & 1.4% Cu from 464m. This hole is 100m east of RC679 (previously reported).
    • Main Zone has the potential for further higher grade mineralisation beneath and to the south west of the open pit.
Keep reading... Show less

Scoping Update Highlights the Exceptional Economics and Industry-Leading Sustainability of Piedmont’s Carolina Lithium Project

Piedmont Lithium Inc., (“Piedmont" or the “Company") (NASDAQ: PLL; ASX: PLL) is pleased to report the results of the updated scoping study (“Scoping Study" or “Study") for its proposed integrated lithium hydroxide business (“Carolina Lithium" or the “Project") in Gaston County, North Carolina. The Study confirms that Carolina Lithium will be one of the world's largest and lowest-cost producers of lithium hydroxide, with a sustainability footprint that is superior to incumbent producers, all in an ideal location to supply the rapidly growing electric vehicle supply chain in the United States.

Keep reading... Show less

Top News

Related News