- Piedmont Lithium (PLL) has produced 120 kilograms of spodumene concentrate from core samples collected from its Piedmont Lithium Project
- These samples have now been used in the bench-scale lithium hydroxide program which is almost complete
- The company has also produced larger samples of quartz and feldspar concentrates for potential solar glass customers
- Piedmont’s namesake project is located in the world-class Carolina Tin-Spodumene Belt — a major lithium supplier between the 1950s and 1980s
- Piedmont ended the day in the grey, with shares trading for 10 cents apiece
Piedmont Lithium (PLL) has produced 120 kilograms of spodumene concentrate from core samples collected from its Piedmont Lithium Project.
These samples have now been used in the bench-scale lithium hydroxide test work program which is now nearing completion. Concentrate qualities and recoveries were consistent with earlier test work programs.
“Our lithium hydroxide test work program continues at SGS, and is based on the high-quality, low impurity spodumene concentrate prepared from a 1.75-tonne representative ore sample from Piedmont’s Core property,” President and CEO Keith D. Phillips said.
The Piedmont Lithium Project is located within the world-class Carolina Tin-Spodumene Belt and along trend to the Hallman Beam and Kings Mountain mines. This area has historically provided most of the western world’s lithium from the 1950s through to the 1980s.
Piedmont is focused on restarting exploration in this historic region to develop a U.S.-based source of lithium to supply the growing electric vehicle and battery storage markets.
Piedmont has also produced additional larger-scale samples of quartz and feldspar
concentrates as part of this test work. The quartz samples prepared in SGS laboratories were delivered to potential solar glass customers and successfully met the quality standards that customers were expecting.
The company’s marketing partner, Ion Carbon, is undertaking confidential customer discussions. Samples of quartz and feldspar concentrates will be delivered to other potential clients in the coming weeks and, simultaneously, mica samples will also be produced.
Piedmont will use the updated spodumene concentrate and byproducts to support study updates, which will be announced later this month.
Piedmont ended the day in the grey, with shares trading for 10 cents apiece.