Tonopah receives positive assessment

American Lithium said a maiden Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the Tonopah Lithium Claims (TLC) project in Nevada has demonstrated its potential to become a substantial, long-life producer of low-cost lithium carbonate with the potential to produce either battery-grade LCE or lithium hydroxide. 

Completed jointly by DRA Global and Stantec Consulting, the PEA base case envisions an initial 4.4 million tonnes per annum processing throughput expanding to 8.8 Mtpa. The PEA alternative case is identical, but with added production of high purity magnesium sulfate as a by-product over life of operations. 

The Tonopah Lithium Claims project is located in the Esmerelda lithium district northwest of Tonopah, Nev.

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