Rodinia Lithium Receives Preliminary Processing Results for Lithium Recovery at the Salar de Diablillos Project

- October 11th, 2011

Rodinia Lithium Inc. (TSXV:RM,OTCQX:RDNAF) announced that it has received a preliminary processing report for its Salar de Diablillos project located in Salta Province, Argentina.

Rodinia Lithium Inc. (TSXV:RM,OTCQX:RDNAF) announced that it has received a preliminary processing report for its Salar de Diablillos project located in Salta Province, Argentina.

 

As quoted in the press release:

The report is authored by Mr. Robert Cinq-Mars and describes a detailed process to recover lithium carbonate from the subterranean brines of Diablillos. The proposed lithium recovery process is a combination of solar evaporation steps, in-field brine treatment, co-product potash (“KCl”) and boric acid recovery, and chemical processing to produce lithium carbonate. The process results in a high lithium recovery of 65% once the brine is saturated producing 131,200 tonnes of KCl sylvinite and 10,250 tonnes of boric acid for every 10,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate.

Rodinia Lithium’s President and CEO,  William Randall said:

“This processing report demonstrates the high quality brines of the Diablillos aquifers, resulting in a clean and efficient process with excellent recoveries of lithium. The low impurity levels, in particular magnesium and sulphate, allow for the harvesting of potash as a high impact co-product. The brine quality also ensures that the processing requires conventional reagents at moderate levels, meaning that we will not need to source expensive and hard to find chemicals. I would like to thank Mr. Cinq-Mars for his hard work and expertise that has produced this low-cost method. The findings described in the report will be incorporated into our upcoming Preliminary Economic Assessment.”

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