Piedmont Lithium (ASX:PLL,NASDAQ:PLL) has completed mineralogical analysis on samples of mineralized pegmatites and composite samples.
Piedmont Lithium (ASX:PLL,NASDAQ:PLL) announced that it has completed mineralogical analysis on samples of mineralized pegmatites and composite samples from its Piedmont’s Core, Central and Sunnyside properties.
Testwork completed so far shows that lithium occurs almost exclusively within spodumene in Piedmont’s mineral resource.
As quoted in the press release:
- XRD analysis confirms pure spodumene nature of Piedmont’s ore body
- Absence of petalite and lepidolite in pegmatites expected to lead to high lithium recovery
- Mineralogy consistent across Piedmont’s Core, Central, and Sunnyside properties
- Piedmont on-track to release Resource, Metallurgy and Scoping Study updates in the next 60 days
Keith D. Phillips, president and CEO of Piedmont, commented:
As the market’s understanding of lithium processing evolves, it will become increasingly clear that mineralogy and metallurgy are the fundamental building blocks of a successful hard-rock lithium business. Our testwork confirms what we have always suspected – the Carolina Tin-Spodumene Belt is exceptional not only in scale but in terms of mineralogy. When combined with the shallow nature of our ore body and the capital and operating cost advantages of our location, we are excited about the upcoming resource, metallurgical and scoping study updates.