JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The Phase 1 flotation plant at TSX-listed Desert Lion Energy’s Namibian lithium operations is estimated to cost about C$7-million.
The plant, with a processing capacity of between 350 000 t/y and 400 000 t/y, will be used to process the fines from the historic run-of-mines stockpiles at Desert Lion’s Rubicon and Helikon mines.
“The Phase 1 flotation plant is a critical component of our execution strategy, allowing us to continue to generate cash and systematically de-risk the project. The low capital cost intensity of the Phase 1 flotation plant further demonstrates the jurisdictional and asset-specific benefits of the Desert Lion Energy Lithium project,” president and CEO Tim Johnston commented.
The capital cost estimate for the plant was determined by Tulela Processing Solutions.