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Australian lithium producer Talison Lithium announced that its plans to double its production at its Greenbushes facility in Western Australia. The expansion for $382 million will raise capacity to around 1.95 million tons per year and expected to start work in 2019.

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"Greenbushes is a truly world-class mining operation with the capacity for significant expansion to underpin the lithium supply needs of our shareholders," Talison chief executive Lorry Mignacca said in a statement.

Talison Lithium completed its most recent expansion of the Greenbushes Lithium Operations in mid 2012. Currently the Greenbushes Lithium Operations has two processing plants, one producing technical-grade lithium concentrates and one producing chemical-grade lithium concentrate. Ore containing Li2O is fed into the processing plants which upgrade the lithium mineral, using gravity, heavy media, flotation and magnetic processes, into a range of lithium concentrates. The Greenbushes Lithium Operations are located directly south and immediately adjacent to the town of Greenbushes in Western Australia. It is approximately 250 kilometres south of Perth and Fremantle,

About Talison Lithium

Talison Lithium’s headquarters are in Perth, Western Australia and the Company has over 140 employees located in Australia, Canada, Chile and China. Talison Lithium currently produces lithium concentrate at its lithium mineral project in Western Australia located in the town of Greenbushes.

The lithium orebody at Greenbushes is unique in that it contains large zones of high grade lithium ore. Lithium has been produced from the Greenbushes operations for over 25 years and Talison Lithium currently exports over 350,000 tonnes of lithium products annually to a global customer base.

Talison Lithium also has a lithium brine project located in the Atacama Region III, in Chile. This prospective exploration project consists of seven salars (brine lakes and surrounding concessions). Five of the salars are clustered within a radius of approximately 30kms and are 100% owned by Talison Lithium and its Chilean partners.

Source: Talison Lithium

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