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Cauchari-Olaroz - Lithium brine project

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Operated by Minera Exar S.A, Cauchari-Olaroz is a lithium brine project located in Jujuy province, Argentina. A joint venture between the largest Chinese lithium producer Ganfeng Lithium and Lithium Americas, the Cauchari-Olaroz project is currently under construction. Expected to be operational by mid-2022, the project will use solar evaporation ponds and solvent extraction to produce up to 40ktpy of technical and battery grade lithium carbonate. Wood Mackenzie’s asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating several granular data metrics to ultimately produce our industry-standard cash operating costs. This report contains a detailed asset note giving you a holistic view of the asset, including an operational overview through to a timeline of events from inception to now. This qualitative analysis is supplemented by the associated Excel download which enables interrogation of a whole series of cost and production metrics over the life of the asset.

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  • Summary
  • Key issues
  • Pre-production capital
  • Mining
  • Process

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