HAWKSTONE ENGAGES HAZEN RESEARCH TO EVALUATE PRODUCTION OF BATTERY-GRADE LITHIUM Li2CO3 FROM BIG SANDY SEDIMENTARY

Hawkstone Mining

Highlights

  • US President-elect Joe Biden has a “Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution”, which aims for America to become the world’s clean energy superpower, by boosting domestic production of battery metals.

  • Hawkstone is well placed to capitalise on this dynamic shift in Federal policy, with its Big Sandy Lithium Project in Arizona.

  • Hawkstone has appointed Hazen Research Inc, of Colorado to complete metallurgical test work on the lithium-mineralised material from the Big Sandy Project, with the object of producing battery-grade 99.8% Li2CO3.

    USA focused Gold and Lithium Explorer, Hawkstone Mining Limited (ASX:HWK) (“Hawkstone”, the”Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has appointed Hazen Research Inc to perform metallurgical test-work on the lithium-mineralised sedimentary material from the Big Sandy Lithium Project (“Big Sandy”, “Project”), with the aim of producing battery-grade 99.8% Li2CO3.

    The environmentally-compliant hydrometallurgical process that Hazen will evaluate involves sulphuric acid leaching, purification and production of 99.8% Li2CO3 for lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles and generation scale storage to backup renewable energy production. Initial outcomes should be available within two-three months.

    Joe Biden has a “Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution” which places America on the road to becoming the world’s clean energy superpower. With a vision of a 100% clean energy economy, stated not only as an obligation, but as an opportunity for the USA to achieve a 100% clean energy economy, with net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Biden’s campaign has privately stated to US miners that he will support boosting domestic production of critical metals used to make electric vehicles, solar panels and other products crucial to this climate plan1.

    Hawkstone is well placed to capitalise on this dynamic shift in US Federal policy, with its Big Sandy Lithium Project strategically located halfway between Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada straddling US Route 93 and Interstate 11, the newest link to the Pan-American corridor, in the southwest “Sun Belt,” which is a rapidly growing centre for renewable energy.

    Hawkstone Mining Managing Director, Paul Lloyd,

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