Today, Keliber announced the results from a continuous processing pilot program on the Syväjärvi ore which improved the minerals processing recovery rate to exceed 88% compared to approximately 83% from previous pilot-scale test program. A total of 89 tonnes of spodumene ore from Syväjärvi was processed during the pilot program and a total of 10 tonnes of spodumene concentrate (Li2O of over 4.5%) was produced for further processing.
Keliber expects the whole test program, including the continuous pilot test programs for conversion and LiOH processes and the related test run reports, to be completed by the first quarter of 2020.
Keliber’s full announcement is available at https://www.keliber.fi/en/investors/news-releases-and-publications/.
Nordic Mining ASA holds an investment of 18.5% in Keliber.
Oslo, 14 November 2019
Nordic Mining ASA
Nordic Mining ASA (www.nordicmining.com)
Nordic Mining ASA (“Nordic Mining” or the “Company”) is a resource company with focus on high-end industrial minerals and metals. The Company’s project portfolio is of high international standard and holds significant economic potential. The Company’s assets are in the Nordic region.
Nordic Mining is undertaking a large-scale project development at Engebø on the west coast of Norway where the Company has rights and permits to a substantial eclogite deposit with rutile and garnet. Nordic Mining also holds 18.5% of the shares in Keliber Oy, which is developing a lithium project in Finland to become the first European producer of battery grade lithium hydroxide.
In addition, Nordic Mining holds interests in other initiatives at various stages of development. This includes patented rights for a new technology for production of alumina, and exploration of seabed minerals and high-purity quartz.
Nordic Mining is listed on Oslo Axess with ticker symbol “NOM”.