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Orocobre steps up brine lithium challenge

There is nothing more hard-rock lithium producers and developers like to do than bag their brine lithium cousins.

Barry FitzGerald*

Energy Minerals > Research

Orocobre steps up brine lithium challenge

There is nothing more hard-rock lithium producers and developers like to do than bag their brine lithium cousins.

Barry FitzGerald*

Orocobre steps up brine lithium challenge

Nameplate capacity of 17,500 tonnes per annum of lithium carbonate still not in the bag for Orocobre at Olaroz

The hard-rock producers reckon they have it over their brine cousins because a spodumene mine (producing a 6% concentrate or direct shipping ore) can be developed cheaply and quickly to capture the near-term growth in demand for the boom metal.