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Rongda Resumes Output At Jiajika Spodumene Mine

Metal News - Published on Mon, 17 Jun 2019

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China's Rongda Lithium has resumed production at its Jiajika spodumene mine in Ganzi city in southwest China's Sichuan province. Jiajika is expected to become Asia's largest lithium mine with a proven lithium oxide reserve of 2.8 million tonne, larger than the 1.83 million tonne reserve at Australia's Greenbushes mine. The mine's prospective reserves are more than 5 million tonne .

The mine was shut down in 2013 because of environmental issues. Rongda in February started technical upgrades of its environmental facilities and has completed a safety review with the provincial government. The firm announced last month it was planning to restart the mine in the short term.

The project, with a designed capacity of 70,000-80,000 tonne per year, is forecast to produce around 30,000 tonne per year of lithium concentrate this year.

Rongda also plans to restart construction of a lithium ore processing plant and raise its capacity to 1.05 million tonne per year. The firm is expected to produce 200,000 tonne per year of lithium concentrate once the expansion is completed.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Mon, 17 Jun 2019
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