PERTH, Australia, Oct. 28, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Galaxy Resources Ltd (ASX:GXY) ("Galaxy") ("the Company") notes that General Mining Corporation Limited ("GMM") has today announced it has signed a Sales & Distribution Agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation ("Mitsubishi") for up to 100% of the lithium bearing spodumene concentrate produced from the Mt Cattlin Project.
Mitsubishi is one of the largest traders of lithium products in the world, spanning the entire value chain. This agreement marks a major milestone being achieved in the run-up to the recommencement of production at Mt Cattlin by the end of March 2016. With Mitsubishi's top tier status as an international trading house with specialist knowledge of the lithium supply chain, it also represents an important recognition of the Mt Cattlin Project as a high quality source of near-term lithium supply to the market.
Pursuant to the terms as announced on 9th June 2015, the partnership on Mt Cattlin is subject to a A$25 million earn-in by GMM for a 50% equity interest in the Project and will see Galaxy receiving no less than A$6 million per annum in the first three years after commencement of production, as well as a 50% share of the operating cash flows.
GMM's announcement can be located at:
About Galaxy (ASX: GXY)
Galaxy Resources Limited ("Galaxy") is a global lithium company with lithium production facilities, hard rock mines and brine assets in Australia, Canada and Argentina. It owns the Mt Cattlin spodumene and tantalum project near Ravensthorpe in Western Australia and the James Bay lithium pegmatite project in Quebec, Canada.
Galaxy is advancing plans to develop the Sal de Vida lithium and potash brine project in Argentina situated in the lithium triangle (where Chile, Argentina and Bolivia meet), which is currently the source of 60% of global lithium production. Sal de Vida has excellent potential as a low cost brine-based lithium carbonate production facility.
Lithium compounds are used in the manufacture of ceramics, glass, consumer electronics and are an essential cathode material for long life lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as mass energy storage systems. Galaxy is bullish about the global lithium demand outlook and is aiming to become a major producer of lithium products.
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