Tests confirm Lithium Australia’s process viable for “forgotten ore”

By Myles McCormick
Published: Thursday, 13 August 2015

The recently renamed explorer is confident in its novel method of producing lithium carbonate from hard rock, as a continuous run of tests produces high purity lithium from the company’s Coolgardie project in Western Australia.

ASX-listed Lithium Australia NL – the new face of Cobre Montana NL – has announced positive results from a 10-day continuous mini plant processing trial in a Perth laboratory.

A total of 7.7kg of lithium carbonate with a purity of 99.57% at recovery rate of 94% was produced using a process which was...

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