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Prospect Resources (ASX:PSC) has established a laboratory complex in the Kwekwe area which is now fully functional and supporting the laboratory scale and pilot scale production of lithium carbonate.

Highlights:

- Commissioning commences at Prospect Resources' battery grade lithium carbonate pilot plant in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe

- Small scale production of Battery grade >99.5% lithium carbonate continues in Prospect Resources' laboratory, Kwekwe, Zimbabwe

- Ramp up to full pilot production rate of over 100 kg per month of battery grade lithium carbonate expected during Q2 2018

The laboratory achievements to date include:

- Recruitment and training of a team of assayers, chemists and engineers;

- Developed an in-house capacity for metallurgical test work including flotation and leaching test work;

- Full implementation of a laboratory scale lithium carbonate production process to demonstrate the amenability and viability of converting Arcadia 4% Li2O Petalite concentrates into battery grade lithium carbonate.

The company is delighted to announce these results, which demonstrate the success of the programme. In response to these results, Mr Hugh Warner (Chairman) had the following to say: "This is a significant achievement for both Prospect Resources and Zimbabwe. Producing high grade battery quality lithium carbonate that exceeds industry norms bodes well for the ultimate company goal of a large scale lithium carbonate facility in-country. This entire process has been designed and built in-country using local skills and services further demonstrating the business friendly environment that Zimbabwe is rapidly becoming."

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About Prospect Resources Ltd

Prospect Resources Limited (ASX:PSC) is based in Australasia with operations in Zimbabwe and is a publicly listed company. We are committed to creating value for Prospect's shareholders and the communities in which our company operates. Our vision is to build a Southern African based mining company of international scale.

 

Contact

Hugh Warner
Prospect Resources Ltd
Executive Chairman
T: +61-413-621-652

Harry Greaves
Prospect Resources Ltd
Executive Director
T: +263-772-144-669
WWW: www.prospectresources.com.au



Link: Commissioning of Lithium Carbonate Pilot Plant



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