Canadian Mining Journal


LITHIUM: Vancouver’s QMC to produce L2O5 concentrate in China

CHINA – Vancouver-based QMC Quantum Minerals announced that it has partnered with a public company in China with the idea of targeting the battery metals market.

In detail, QMC shipped mineralized samples from its Irgon lithium mine in Manitoba to China-based Guangxi Non-Ferrous Limu Mining to have them test and produce a 6% battery grade lithium oxide concentrate, under a non-disclosure agreement.

The shipped spodumene was extracted from the Irgon, Irgon West, Mapetre and Central Dikes. The shipment consists of pulps and previously analyzed samples.

“As part of the negotiated agreement between QMC and Guangxi, on completion of the testing process, Guangxi will provide the company with a report which will include test results and a flowsheet for the production of concentrate,” QMC management said in a media statement.

QMC’s flagship project, the Irgon lithium mine, is located in Manitoba, 20 km from the Tanco mine, North America’s most successful lithium mine to date.

The project has a shaft and a historic non-NI 43-103-compliant resource estimate of 1.2 million tonnes grading 1.51% lithium oxide over a strike length of 365 metres and to a depth of 213 metres.

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