Canada Lithium Corp. (TSX:CLQ) announced that commissioning has started at its open-pit lithium mine and processing facility located close to Val d’Or, Quebec, noting that it plans to ship the first lithium carbonate associated with its Tewoo offtake agreement in March 2013.
As quoted in the press release:
During the month of November approximately 12,000 tonnes of ore and 380,000 tonnes of waste were mined. The waste material is predominantly used to construct the Tailings Management Facility. The ore has been crushed and stockpiled. Mining operations will continue through the Holiday period.
During December, commissioning of the concentrator has been ongoing. All major circuits, comprising crushing, conveying, ore storage, ball and rod mills and flotation cells were dry-commissioned early in the month and sequentially wet-commissioned. All major sections of the hydrometallurgical circuit have been installed and are substantially completed and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), piping and electrical installation is now underway in this section of the plant.