Lithium Mineral Characterisation and Beneficiation Using TIMA-X Automated Mineralogy

With our thirst for portable electronics and electric cars, the value of the lithium battery market is expected to surge from from US$30.2 billion in 2017 to US$100.4 billion by 2025 (Statista). As a result, the demand for lithium should rise accordingly with a corresponding need for efficient beneficiation .

The TESCAN TIMA-X automated mineralogy solution is a system that can assist lithium miners at all stages throughout their mine life from discovery to recovery. In our application note, we demonstrate how it can be used to determine which lithium-bearing minerals are present which can help to determine the economic value of your deposit. Down the track it can be used for  optimising process flow sheets for grinding, flotation and leaching strategiies.

This application note demonstrates the TIMA-X’s ability to be used throughout the entire process making it a valuable asset for any minesite operation.

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Lithium Characterisation