Sonora Pilot Plant
Over the past 3 years, Bacanora has built a lithium carbonate pilot plant in Hermosillo, to upgrade and process ores from the nearby Sonora Lithium Project. Over the past 24 months the plant has been upgraded to include the full metallurgical flow sheet of pre-concentration, flotation, roasting and lithium carbonate precipitation.
In mid 2016 the facility was upgraded to allow it to run continuously on a 24/7 basis. The plant continues to produce battery grade (99.5%) lithium carbonate, as it serves a key role in training local operators ahead of the commencement of full scale operations at Sonora.