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Chaerhan 1 - Lithium brine

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Operated by Qinghai Lanke Lithium Co Ltd, Chaerhan 1 is a lithium brine operation located in Qinghai province, China. Chaerhan is the largest dry Salt Lake in China and the third-largest in the world. Chaerhan 1 lies to the west of the Chaerhan railway line and commenced production in 2012. It uses absorption technology, originally introduced from Russia, to extract technical and battery grade lithium carbonate from tail brine derived from potash fertilizer processing. 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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