Potash West Reports Construction and Operation of Small Scale Plant for Lithium Production

- May 21st, 2015

Potash West (OTC:PWNNY,ASX:PWN) announced that Lepidico Ltd. used a small scale plant to produce lithium carbonate from a lithium-rich mica called lepidolite, thereby constructing and operating a continuous process operation. Potash West (PWN) owns 25% of Li-Technology Pty Ltd, with 75% owned by Strategic Metallurgy Pty Ltd. (SM). PWN and SM will be transferring ownership of Li-Technology to Lepidico in exchange for shares.

Potash West (OTC:PWNNY,ASX:PWN) announced that Lepidico Ltd. used a small scale plant to produce lithium carbonate from a lithium-rich mica called lepidolite, thereby constructing and operating a continuous process operation. Potash West (PWN) owns 25% of Li-Technology Pty Ltd, with 75% owned by Strategic Metallurgy Pty Ltd. (SM). PWN and SM will be transferring ownership of Li-Technology to Lepidico in exchange for shares.

As quoted in the press release:

Lepidico has now constructed and operated the mini plant, erected in a metallurgical laboratory in Perth, Western Australia. Continuous operations were carried out, using Ledpifolite ore supplied by Cobre Montana NL (refer Cobre Montana ASX release 20 May, 2015).

Further runs will be carried out with this material, and ore from other project sites. In addition to providing information on processing conditions, this will provide marketing samples of lithium carbonate for evaluation by potential customers.

Managing Director, Patrick McManus, said:

This is an important step in the development of the L-Max technology and the demonstration of its applicability to lithium extraction. The mini-plant will be a great asset for Lepidico to trial micas from other deposits, and will provide data to support the commercialization of the process. In addition the operation of the plant provides data that will feed into the further development of the K-Max process.

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