Sal de Vida advances to design phase

Galaxy has advanced its lithium brine project, Sal de Vida into the design phase and is pleased to provide a project development update.


  • Front-end engineering design for the wellfield and ponds is underway and plant and non-process infrastructure is out for tender 
  • Process test work is producing high quality primary lithium carbonate with grade at the upper end of expectations
  • Long term pump test on an operational basis finished on schedule with aquifer results meeting or exceeding plans
  • Evaporation at the pilot ponds is performing in line with production models and first operations at the pilot plant is scheduled for Q3
  • Permitting is progressing with the granting of operational permits for the extraction of fresh water and use of reagents
  • COVID-19 has impacted the development schedule however Stage One production in 2022 remains the target
  • Galaxy remains in a strong position to execute its growth strategy countercyclically and meet the forecast lithium demand surge

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