The Maricunga JV Project is located within the “Lithium Triangle” in northern Chile, home to the largest and highest quality lithium brine deposits.
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One of the world’s highest-grade pre-production lithium projects.
supports 20,000 tonnes per annum (t/a) production of lithium carbonate (LCE)
projects an NPV estimated at US$1,049B before tax, with an IRR of 23.4%
estimates a payback in 2 years and 11 months on a 2-year up ramp up period
Places Maricunga among most efficient producers with a LCE production cost of US$ 2,938 per tonne
Demand projected to grow 530% by 2030 driven by clean energy generation and storage
Limited development projects to meet demand growth
JORC & Ni 43101 Lithium Resource Estimate
World's Second Highest grade Lithium Deposit. (mg/L)
One of the highest Lithium Brine flow rates in S.America. (L/s)