Canada Lithium Announces Receipt of Québec Lithium Project Mining Licence

Jun 04, 2012, 14:16 ET from CANADA LITHIUM CORP.


TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada Lithium Corp. (TSX: CLQ) (OTCQX: CLQMF) announced today that it has received the mining licence from Québec's Ministère Des Ressources Naturelles et de la Faune (MNRF) for its Québec Lithium Project near Val d'Or.

The Company reports the Québec Lithium Project continues to meet the critical path schedule dates and remains on target for the $207-million capital cost. Commissioning of the mine and spodumene processing plant is anticipated at the end of 2012 and production of first lithium carbonate at the end of the first quarter of 2013.

Site construction work is now more than 20% complete, and EPCM contractor GENIVAR Inc. is installing mechanical and electrical components throughout the process plant. Crushers, ball mills, kilns and hydrometallurgical components have been arriving on-site and firm orders, fixed tenders or detailed supply offers have been made for approximately 50% of the budgeted capital expenditures.

The granting of the mining license follows recent approvals for the location of the Tailings Management Facility (TMF), waste dumps and mill site.  Several other permits are anticipated, including an operating permit for the TMF.  The main mining fleet of haul trucks, excavators and dozers is on-site and pre-stripping of the pit area and orebody is scheduled to commence in late July.

In full production, the open-pit operation will be mining approximately one million tonnes of ore per year to produce approximately 20,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate.

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About Canada Lithium Corp.

The Company holds a 100% interest in the Québec Lithium Project near Val d'Or, the geographical heart of the Québec mining industry. The Company is in the midst of building an open-pit mine and processing plant on-site with capacity to produce approximately 20,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate annually. Metallurgical tests have produced battery-grade lithium carbonate samples. The Company trades under the symbol CLQ on the TSX and on the U.S. OTCQX under the symbol CLQMF.

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