Spain

San Jose Project

Click for more information

Categories

Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
StagePermitting
Commodities
  • Lithium
Mining Method
  • Transverse open stoping
Backfill type ... Lock
Mine Life... Lock
SnapshotSan José is a fully integrated lithium chemicals conversion project utilising the EU’s 2nd largest hard rock lithium resource as feedstock on site.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Valoriza Minería 25 % Indirect
Infinity Lithium Corporation Ltd 75 % Indirect
Ownership Tree
Infinity is in Joint Venture with Spanish Company Valoriza Mineria.

Technologia Extremeña Del Lito S.L. (‘TEL’), the JV Company, holds granted and application tenure over the San José Project.

Infinity (75%) holds an option to acquire the remaining 25% interest in TEL

Deposit type

  • Breccia pipe / Stockwork
  • Vein / narrow vein
  • Replacement

Summary:

San José is a zinnwaldite mica replacement deposit hosted by pelitic shales of the Central Iberian Zone, with lithium mineralisation occurring predominantly within the slates and to a lesser degree in the quartz carbonate veins which have been historically mined for tin. The rock which hosts mineralisation at San José is comprised roughly in equal parts mica, quartz and tourmaline.

Mineralisation within quartzite is typically low-grade. The pervasive nature of mineralisation (broad, relatively homogeneous distribution) is likely derived from a deep-seated intrusive source. Mineralisation is open at depth and has not been closed off by drilling.

The San Jose Deposit was formed by an amalgamation of quartz and quartzpegmatite veins, which formed a stockwork hosted by metasediments. The mineralisation is disseminated in both the host as lithium micas and the veins hosting tin as cassiterite, lithium as amblygonite-montebrasite and minor tungsten as wolframite. The lithium is found mainly in the micas of muscovite-fengite type in the host rock and in lesser proportion in the amblygonite-montebrasite of the veins.

Reserves

Lock

- subscription is required.

Mining Methods

Lock

- subscription is required.

Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Lock

- subscription is required.

Processing

Lock

- subscription is required.

Production

CommodityUnitsAvg. Annual
Lithium t 19,500
All production numbers are expressed as hydroxide.

Operational metrics

Metrics
Annual ore mining rate  ....  Subscribe
Annual production capacity  ....  Subscribe
Annual processing capacity  ....  Subscribe
Ore tonnes mined, LOM  ....  Subscribe
* According to 2021 study.

Production Costs

CommodityUnitsAverage
C1 cash costs LiOH USD  ....  Subscribe
Assumed price LiOH USD  ....  Subscribe
* According to 2021 study / presentation.

Project Costs

MetricsUnitsLOM Total
Pre-Production capital costs $M USD  ......  Subscribe
UG OpEx $M USD  ......  Subscribe
Processing OpEx $M USD 1,930
Backfill costs $M USD  ......  Subscribe
Gross revenue (LOM) $M USD  ......  Subscribe
Operating margin (LOM) $M USD  ......  Subscribe
Pre-tax NPV @ 10% $M USD  ......  Subscribe
Pre-tax IRR, %  ......  Subscribe
Pre-tax payback period, years  ......  Subscribe

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Lock

- subscription is required.

Personnel

Mine Management

Job TitleNamePhoneEmailProfileRef. Date
....................... Subscription required ....................... Subscription required Subscription required Oct 14, 2021
....................... Subscription required ....................... Subscription required Subscription required Jan 12, 2024
....................... Subscription required ....................... Subscription required ........... Subscription required ........... Subscription required Subscription required Jan 12, 2024

EmployeesYear
...... Subscription required 2021

Aerial view:

Lock

- subscription is required.