Pilbara Minerals has increased the resource of its Pilgangoora tantalum-lithium project in Western Australia by 39 per cent to 309 million tonnes, helping pave the way for a longer mine life.
Mineral Resources has sold its 5.4 per cent stake of Pilbara Minerals in an effort to focus on its hard-rock lithium and iron ore assets.
The Western Australian Government has approved Covalent Lithium’s plans for the construction of the Kwinana lithium refinery south of Perth.
Pilbara Minerals managing director Ken Brinsden believes global lithium demand is in full swing after the company reported higher sales of its product from the Pilgangoora operations in Western Australia.
Galaxy Resources and Orocobre have completed their merger and will rebrand as Allkem, setting the stage for the creation of one of the world’s largest lithium companies.
Joint venture (JV) partners Tianqi Lithium Corporation and IGO have produced first lithium hydroxide at the Kwinana refinery in Western Australia.
Pilbara Minerals has delivered a record 95,972 tonnes of spodumene concentrate in the June quarter from its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.