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Da Qaidam - Lithium brine

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21 March 2022

Da Qaidam - Lithium brine

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Operated by Qinghai Chaidam Xinghua Lithium, Da Qaidam is a lithium brine operation located in Qinghai province, China. Da Qaidam Salt Lake is a typical sulphate-type salt lake with a low lithium concentration and high Mg/Li ratio. Xinghua Lithium utilises solvent extraction to produce technical-grade lithium carbonate. The company has plans to increase its output through the construction of a new 20ktpy lithium carbonate plant. 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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  • Key issues
  • Pre-production capital
  • Mining
  • Process

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