SHANGHAI, Jun 11 (SMM) – Asia's largest solid spodumene deposit in Ganzi area of Sichuan province commenced production on Monday June 10, local media reported.
With an investment of 16 billion yuan, the Gyabjeka spodumene project is expected to generate 30,000 mt of spodumene concentrate this year. Annualised capacity is designed at 70,000-80,000 mt.
The capacity of spodumene concentrate is expected to expand to 200,000 mt/year after mining capacity expands to 1.05 million mt/year.
The deposit contains 1.89 million mt of Gyabjeka spodumene.