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Lake Resources targets 2020 pre-production at Kachi with pilot plant construction

  • Lake is targeting early 2020 pre-production of initial lithium products at Kachi Lithium Brine Project, Argentina.
  • First pilot plant module completed, with delivery expected soon after year-end using Lilac Solutions’ direct extraction ion exchange process.
  • Plant designed to produce 50-60,000 mg/L lithium concentrate, more than 10 times the concentration of conventional processes, within a few hours, based on six months of successful lab processing of lithium brines from Kachi.
  • Lake plans to produce a high quality, low impurity product capable of attracting premium pricing in current market for lithium.
  • Sample product to be available from pilot plant production process in first quarter 2020 for customer qualification purposes for off-takers and potential project partners.
Lithium explorer and developer Lake Resources NL (ASX: LKE) announced today plans for pre-production in early 2020 of initial lithium products from its flagship Kachi Lithium Brine Project in Argentina, using a pilot plant under construction with delivery to site expected soon after calendar year-end.

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