The Core Lithium Project in Quebec, Canada
Located in the James Bay territory of Northern Quebec, the project is centrally located in a lithium rich and district-scale geologic sub-province.
The claim has power lines through the property, has access to a network of heavy haul roads, is located in an already active area with major subcontractors available, as well as a number of mills nearby to take primary extraction down to commercially transportable ore grades. All of these factors combine to deliver a sustainable, commercially viable production model.
Pegmatite is a coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock formed from crystallized magma below the Earth’s crust. Pegmatite lithium deposits, also known as hard-rock lithium deposits, can contain extractable amounts of a number of elements, including lithium, tin, tantalum and niobium. Lithium in pegmatites is most commonly found in the mineral spodumene, but also may be present in petalite, lepidolite, amblygonite, and eucryptite. Hard-rock ore containing lithium is extracted at open-pit or underground mines using conventional mining techniques. The ore is processed and concentrated using a variety of methods prior to direct use or further processing into lithium compounds.
|Hard Rock Lithium Deposits||Brine Processing|
|Lithium development and mining in Canada is predominantly found in the Canadian Shield of NE Canada, with exploration focused on finding high-grade spodumene lithium-bearing pegmatite of economic size. Separating the Lithium bearing spodumene from the other minerals occurs by dense media separation and /or flotation, creating a concentrate that forms the basic production material for battery grade lithium chemicals.||Brine deposits occur in closed basin with high evaporation rates, the most famous of which are located in the high Andes of South America. Brine lithium concentrates are generally lower than spodumene deposits and require additional time and collection ponds, with recoveries being generally < 50%.|
Lithium has always been an important element, but with the advancement of electric vehicles coming to the forefront of 21st century transportation needs, being able to readily and consistently produce low cost, technical-grade Lithium is more important than ever.
Core Lithium Corp. is uniquely positioned to leverage the global shift to Electric Vehicles.