The 10,000-ton lithium mine project started construction in Xinjiang

Seetao 2023-02-27 09:28
  • The total investment of the first phase of the project is 12.5 billion yuan
  • 700,000 tons of spodumene oxides have been proven and controlled in the first mining area of the project
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On February 26, 2023, Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Group's 100,000-ton lithium salt project officially started, which means that the world's largest lithium resource mining, processing and smelting integration project was officially launched, and the prelude to the comprehensive development and utilization of rare metal resources in Hotan area was thus opened. open.

Lithium salt project

According to reports, the 100,000-ton lithium salt project of Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Group is part of the 3 million tons mining, dressing and smelting industry chain of Hetian Dahong Liutan rare metals of Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Group. It is located in Kungang Economic and Technological Development Zone, Luopu County, covering a total area of more than 1,900 square meters mu. The first phase of construction is 75,000 tons per year, including 30,000 tons of lithium carbonate, 30,000 tons of lithium hydroxide, and 15,000 tons of lithium chloride, forming a guarantee of upstream resources, intermediate mining and selection to provide lithium concentrate, and downstream smelting to produce lithium salt The industry chain model of mining, dressing and smelting. Hetian Dahongliutan rare metal mining, dressing and smelting project of 3 million tons is a key project of the 14th Five-Year Plan of the autonomous region. After completion, it is expected to produce 600,000 tons of high-quality lithium concentrate every year. It is the world's largest integration of lithium resource mining, dressing and smelting project.

Zhang Guohua, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Group, said that the start of construction of the 100,000-ton lithium salt project is an important measure to implement the active construction of a green mining industry cluster in the autonomous region, and it is also a strong grasp of Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Group to become stronger, better and bigger. It is of great strategic significance to consolidate Xinjiang's lithium salt industry's position in China's industry.

Mahemuti Wumaierjiang, deputy secretary of the Hetian Land Committee and commissioner of the Administrative Office, said that the 100,000-ton lithium salt project is a major measure to accelerate the construction of the green mining industry in Hotan. Improvements, etc. add new kinetic energy and release new vitality.

It is reported that Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Group is the earliest enterprise engaged in lithium mine development and lithium salt preparation in my country. In 1959, a complete lithium industry was established in Keketuohai. In 2019, Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Group invested 2 billion yuan to successfully bid for the rare metal exploration rights in the Hotan area. At present, the proven + controlled spodumene ore volume in the first mining area has reached 50 million tons and the lithium oxide volume has reached 700,000 tons. After all the exploration is completed, it is estimated that the amount of spodumene ore will reach 100 million tons and the amount of lithium oxide will reach 1.5 million tons. By then, the Dahongliutan rare metal mining area will become the second largest pegmatite-type spodumene single deposit in Asia .

At present, Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Group is strengthening the cooperation and negotiation with scientific research institutes and new energy domestic leading enterprises, and plans to invest 30 billion yuan to lay out the closed-loop industrial chain of lithium battery new energy in stages, so as to contribute to the creation of a lithium battery new energy industry with an output value of 100 billion yuan in Xinjiang . Editor/He Yuting