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  • Medaro Mining’s (MEDA) hard rock lithium extraction process achieves proof of concept
  • All reactions are in accordance with the fundamental principles of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics
  • The reactions also reveal a “chemical continuum” between the various Medaro methods
  • This project scope includes lowering the cost of extracting lithium from a spodumene concentrate
  • Medaro Mining Corp. (MEDA) is up 1.06 per cent, trading at C$0.95 at 2:49 pm EST

Medaro Mining (MEDA) has confirmed the technological functionality and capability of its extraction process.

A critical examination of the chemical reactions involved proves that all reactions are in accordance with the fundamental principles of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics.

The reactions also reveal a “chemical continuum” between the various Medaro methods as a set of interrelated chemical pathways that make it technically and economically feasible to extract two or more LiCO3, LiOH, Li2O and Li at commercial grades within a single processing facility.

Medaro’s developmental technology objective is to produce spodumene concentrates of greater mineralogical purity and to increase the yield of lithium from a spodumene concentrate of any mineralogical purity.

This project scope includes lowering the cost of extracting lithium from a spodumene concentrate, as well as the manufacture of high-value byproducts to offset overall production costs.

Medaro continues to expand its bench-scale laboratory testing capabilities, most particularly by custom designing and fabricating specific items of equipment for use under conditions that closely replicate those expected in future full-scale plant operations.

In this regard, it’s noteworthy that efforts are nearing completion for a configuration that will operate at temperatures above 200 °C and at pressures to ~10 atm.

Dr. James G. Blencoe, Ph.D., CTO and lead developer of the JV technology notes, “The laboratory tests performed to date prove Li extraction levels close to 100 per cent while simultaneously producing multiple byproducts in a continuous process.”

“Additionally, the double closed-loop nature of the system ensures attainment of quantifiable ESG clean tech targets, allowing for commercial-scale industrial processing with minimal environmental impact,” added Blencoe.

Medaro Mining is a lithium exploration company based in Vancouver, BC, which holds options on the Superb Lake lithium property in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Cyr South lithium property located in James Bay, Québec and the Yurchison uranium property in Northern Saskatchewan.

Medaro Mining Corp. (MEDA) is up 1.06 per cent, trading at C$0.95 at 2:49 pm EST.

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