Rodinia Lithium Inc. (TSXV:RM,OTCQX:RDNAF) reported that it has successfully produced lithium carbonate from the concentrated brine derived from the pilot ponds installed at its Diablillos property, located in Salta, Argentina.
As quoted in the press release:
This first batch of lithium carbonate achieved a purity of 99.45% Li2CO3, and can be further washed employing the same methods to 99.75% Li2CO3. The process employed during the production of lithium carbonate is approximately the same as described in the Company’s Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Rodinia President & CEO William Randall said:
he production of battery grade lithium carbonate from brine concentrated on site is a major milestone for Rodinia. This reflects on both the quality of our brine and that of our team, who has advanced this project through the initial phases with remarkable success. This last achievement serves as further encouragement that our process design, as described in the PEA, can achieve high purity lithium carbonate production at the estimated costs.