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MINERAL PROCESSING: Nemaska chooses Valleyfield as site of lithium hydroxide plant

QUEBEC – Based in Quebec city, Nemaska Lithium has selected a site in the town of Valleyfield for its new lithium hydroxide/carbonate plant. The company has purchased a site located in the Perron Industrial and Harbourfront Park in...



QUEBEC – Based in Quebec city, Nemaska Lithium has selected a site in the town of Valleyfield for its new lithium hydroxide/carbonate plant. The company has purchased a site located in the Perron Industrial and Harbourfront Park in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC.

Guy Bourassa, Nemaska president and CEO, said, “Our plan is to ship spodumene concentrate from the mine site in Nemaska to Chibougamau, transfer the concentrate to rail and ship it directly to our chemical plant in Valleyfield for secondary processing. Through this proprietary industry leading process, Nemaska will be delivering a value added product that is fully mined and processed in Quebec to customers globally.”

Nemaska is preparing a preliminary economic assessment for the mine and concentrator at its Whabouchi property 300 km from Chibougamau, in the James Bay region. The deposit has in-pit measured and indicated resources of 25.1 million tonnes grading 1.54% Li2O.

Details are available at http://www.nemaskalithium.com/en/.