Sigma Lithium Chairman and CEO Provides Lithium Deposit Construction Update in New Corporate Video
TSX VENTURE: SGMA
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sigma Lithium Resources Corporation ("Sigma" or the "Company") (TSX-V: SGMA), a developer of a world-class, hard rock lithium deposit at its Grota do Cirilo property in Brazil, is pleased to announce a new corporate video in which Chairman and CEO, Calvyn Gardner, and President of Sigma Brazil, Itamar Resende, provide an update on the Company’s lithium project construction, major developments in recent months, and potential off-take discussions with strategic partners.
Please visit the Company’s homepage at www.sigmalithiumresources.com for the full corporate update video.
Earlier this month, the Company announced a shipment of high quality lithium concentrate samples with an average grade of 6.27% Li2O and a size of 9.3mm to potential long-term off-take partners in Asia for validation. The samples reflect the high quality of Sigma’s spodumene concentrate, including its low impurities, specifically low levels of alkaline elements at 0.76% in the form of sodium oxide plus potassium oxide and low levels of iron at 0.79% as iron oxide.
In August 2018, the Company commissioned its phase 1 production plant to produce a high-quality battery-grade coarse spodumene concentrate with 6% Li2O. The production plant is modular and is expected to initially produce 12,000 tonnes of lithium spodumene concentrate per year.
Calvyn Gardner, CEO and Chairman of Sigma Lithium, commented on the Company’s recent developments and outlook for the future, “Having a strategic off-take partner minimizes risk, knowing that we have a long-term customer committed to purchasing the product and, generally speaking, to help finance the project. This is very helpful for the mining company being able to get to production sooner. In addition, it allows the off-taker to secure their production and execute on their business strategy more quickly.”
Mr. Gardner added, “We have completed 30,000 meters of drilling and based on our results to date, we expect to expand the resource to around 37 million tonnes of ore – which is very significant in terms of lithium resources. We have published our scoping study, showing that the project is economically feasible, and have now moved on to the next phase of our feasibility study, level 3.”
About Sigma Lithium Resources Corporation
Sigma commissioned its Phase I production plant and has commenced the production of battery grade spodumene concentrate from its high-quality deposits. Sigma is developing a world class lithium hard rock deposit with exceptional mineralogy at its Grota do Cirilo property in Brazil.
Sigma’s corporate mission is to execute its strategy while embracing environmental, social, and governance principles. We are on track to become an ultra-high quality spodumene concentrate supplier to the lithium battery industry worldwide. Sigma plans to commence construction of a commercial-scale lithium concentration plant in March 2019. Sigma shareholders include some of the largest ESG (environmental, sustainability, governance) focused institutional investors in the world.
Through its subsidiaries, Sigma has 28 mineral rights in four properties spread over 188 km2 and 18,887 hectares - with over 200 lithium bearing pegmatites and 9 former historical lithium mines. The Grota do Cirilo property, Sigma’s main focus, includes 10 mining concessions (mining production authorizations).
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