Lakkor Tso Lithium Project
Lakkor Tso Lithium Project
Lakkor Tso Lithium Project
Lakkor Tso Lithium Project
Lakkor Tso Lithium Project
  • Location
    Gerze County, Ngari, Tibet
  • Ownership
  • Project status
    Under construction
  • Deposit type
    Lithium brine, alkaline salar (sodium sulfate subtype)
  • Resources
    Lithium carbonate equivalent: 2.14 million tonnes@275mg/L; lithium-to-magnesium ratio: 3.32
  • Extraction method
    Adsorption, membrane separation, and electrodialysis (titanium-based adsorbent)
  • Project overview

    Lakkor Tso is one of the few large, high-quality lithium brine deposits in China, containing more than 2.14 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent. The salar ranks top 5 in China and top 20 in the world in terms of resources. As lithium is contained in the lake water, the resources can be considered reserves. The project has huge amounts of recoverable resources and high resource quality with a low magnesium-to-lithium ratio. In addition to lithium, the brine is rich in minerals such as boron, potassium, sodium, magnesium, rubidium, and cesium.

  • Construction plan

    Phase 1 is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023, with an annual capacity of 20,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium hydroxide, and the combined output will grow to 40-50Ktpa after the commissioning of Phase 2.

  • ESG

    Solar power generation and energy storage systems are to be built.

  • M&A

    In April 2022, Zijin Mining acquired a 70% interest in the Lakkor Tso Lithium Salar in Tibet.