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Century Lithium reconfirms production of battery grade purity lithium carbonate at Clayton Valley

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(Kitco News) - Century Lithium (TSXV: LCE) reported today it has repeated the production of a high-purity lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) grading 99.87% with lithium-bearing claystone from the company's 100%- owned Clayton Valley lithium project in Nevada.

In a statement, the company said that several kilograms of the high purity Li2CO3 were made from the intermediate lithium solutions generated in January at the company's lithium extraction facility (pilot plant) in Amargosa Valley, Nevada.

Following leaching and direct lithium extraction (DLE) at the pilot plant, solutions were shipped to Saltworks Technologies where the final processing was completed.

"These results are in line with those we reported in September 2022, when we achieved a significant milestone in making lithium carbonate grading 99.94%," said President and CEO Bill Willoughby. "The latest results confirm our ability to obtain a high purity lithium product with a low level of impurities from our claystone process."

Century Lithium noted it has now successfully repeated steps from test mining through to the manufacture of battery-grade Li2CO3, adding that major areas of the project's feasibility study are completed and estimates for capital and operating cost estimates received, including those for the chlor-alkali plant portion of the project.  

Century Lithium (formerly Cypress Development) is an advanced stage lithium company, focused on developing its 100%-owned Clayton Valley lithium project in west-central Nevada, USA.

Century Lithium is currently in the pilot stage of testing on material from its lithium-bearing claystone deposit at its lithium extraction facility in Amargosa Valley, Nevada and progressing towards completing a feasibility study and permitting, with the goal of becoming a domestic producer of lithium for the growing electric vehicle and battery storage market.

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