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Salar de Olaroz

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Description

The Salar de Olaroz lithium-potash project is at near-term production stage. Initial commercial production is expected to begin in 2012. Lithium is used extensively in telecommunication products such as mobile phones and lithium-ion batteries, as well as in the production of electric cars.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Salar de Olaroz
Project Type
Lithium, Potash
Development Phase
In production
Project Status
Active
Project Capacity
17,500  t/y (tons per year)  Lithium
10,000  t/y (tons per year)  Potash
Investment
US$ 229mn
Completion Date
2014
Lifespan
40
Location

The Salar de Olaroz property is located some 175km northwest of San Salvador de Jujuy, 402km northwest of San Miguel de Tucumán, and 34km east of the Chile-Argentina border.

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