The world’s appetite for lithium has been hit with COVID-19 and uncertainty as to the volume of electric vehicles being sold. Which means the spot price of lithium – which is difficult to estimate in any event – has been dropping. Bad news for a lithium development company?
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (FSE: A3N2) (OTCQX: MLNLF) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that its wholly owned subsidiary, Proyecto Pastos Grandes S.A. (“PPGSA”), has received a Declaracion de Impacto Ambiental (the “DIA”) from the Environmental and Mining Authority in Salta Province, Argentina. The DIA represents the Environmental and Mining Authority’s approval of PPGSA’s Environmental Impact Assessment (the “EIA”) for Construction and Operation of a 24,000 tonne per year battery grade lithium carbonate production facility at its flagship Pastos Grandes lithium carbonate project. The DIA is the main environmental approval document required for mining projects in Salta Province to both proceed to the construction stage and to operate. The Pastos Grandes Project is currently the only active pre-construction phase project in the region with this key milestone permit.
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (FSE: A3N2) (OTCQX: MLNLF) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Mining Court of Salta has granted Millennial’s Argentine subsidiary, Proyecto Pastos Grandes S.A., the remaining mining license, Nueva Sijesyta 01, that comprised the original REMSA Properties. The REMSA Properties are comprised of 5 mining licenses totaling 6557 ha which are contiguous with Millennial’s core licenses covering the Salar de Pastos Grandes. The Company has implemented operational procedures to protect the health of its office staff, field crews and contractors during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Where possible, office staff, field crews and contractors have been working from home per local government advisories. Plans for field and other work for 2020 will be evaluated on an ongoing basis but at this time, Millennial does not anticipate a significant or material impact upon its operations. Millennial’s operations in Salta Province are classified as essential and are exempted from some many local and federal COVID-19 restrictions in Argentina.
I always look forward to interviews with Millennial Lithium’s (V.ML) CEO Farhad Abasov. He’s concise, to the point and willing to talk about both the achievements and the challenges facing Millennial’s brine lithium project in Salta Province, Argentina.
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (FSE: A3N2) (OTCQB: MLNLF) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Mining Court of Salta has granted Millennial’s Argentine subsidiary, Proyecto Pastos Grandes S.A., four of the five mining licenses that comprised the original REMSA Properties.
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (FSE: A3N2) (OTCQX: MLNLF) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the National Mining Secretary of Argentina, part of the National Ministry of Work and Production, has signed and granted a Federal Fiscal Stability Certificate (the “Certificate”) for the Company’s Pastos Grandes Project. The Certificate outlines the tax regime and additional benefits bestowed upon its Pastos Grandes lithium project in the province of Salta for the next 30 years.
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (FSE: A3N2) (OTCQX: MLNLF) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that further to its news release dated July 29, 2019, it has now filed a Feasibility Study (the “FS Report”) regarding its Pastos Grandes Project in the province of Salta, Argentina.
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (the “Company”), is pleased to report an updated lithium (“Li”) and potassium (“K”) resource statement for its Pastos Grandes brine project in Salta province of Argentina. The NI 43-101 resource statement, detailed in Table 1 below, includes 4,120,000tonnes of lithium carbonate (“Li2CO3“) equivalent (LCE) and 15,342,000 tonnes of potash (“KCl”) equivalent in the Measured and Indicated Resource categories, with an additional798,000 tonnes of LCE and 2,973,000 tonnes KCl in the Inferred Resource category. Compared to resource estimates completed by Montgomery & Associates in its previous report titled Measured, Indicated and Inferred Lithium and Potassium Resource Estimate Pastos Grandes Project Salta Province, Argentina and dated December 22, 2017, the updated resources represent an almost 100% increase in the Measured and Indicated LCE tonnage (2017 value of 2,131,000 tonnes LCE).
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to report encouraging results from a short-term pumping test of a third production-scale well at its Pastos Grandes Project in Salta, Argentina. Pumping well PGPW18-17 was installed as a future production well, and meanwhile to undertake short-term pumping of lithium brine to determine aquifer parameters and chemical variation during a 72-hour period in March, 2019. At a pumping rate of 19.4 litres/second (L/s), the drawdown was approximately 30 metres (m), with rapid water level recovery. Estimated transmissivity was calculated from the water level recovery data to be about 100 square metres per day (m2/day). The pumping test was completed under the direction and supervision of Montgomery & Associates.