European Metals Holdings Ltd owns 100% of the Exploration Rights to the Cinovec lithium-tin deposit in the Czech Republic. Cinovec is an historic mine incorporating a significant undeveloped lithium-tin resource with by-product potential including tungsten, rubidium, scandium, niobium and tantalum and potash.
European Metals Holdings Ltd MD Keith Coughlan talks to DirectorsTalk about an upgrade of the lithium resource at Cinovec, Kieth explains the significance, whats likely to happen next with the stage of operations at Cinovec and why they consider it a “globally significant lithium and tin project”.
European Metals Holdings Ltd owns 100% of the Exploration Rights to the Cinovec lithium-tin deposit in the Czech Republic. Cinovec is an historic mine incorporating a significant undeveloped lithium-tin resource with by-product potential including tungsten, rubidium, scandium, niobium and tantalum and potash. Cinovec hosts a globally significant hard rock lithium deposit with a total Inferred Mineral Resource of 532Mt @ 0.43% Li2O. Within this resource lies one of the largest undeveloped tin deposits in the world, with total Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources of 75.4Mt grading 0.23% Sn for 176kt of contained tin. The Mineral Resource Estimates are based primarily on over 83,000 metres of historic drilling and 21.5 km of historic underground development completed by the Czechoslovakian Government from the 1960s through to the 1980s. The deposit has previously had over 400,000 tonnes of ore mined as a trial sub-level open stope underground mining operation.
A Scoping Study conducted by specialist independent consultants indicates the deposit could be amenable to bulk underground mining. Metallurgical test work has produced both battery grade lithium carbonate and high-grade tin concentrate at excellent recoveries with the Scoping Study revealing a potential production cost of approximately $1,500 per tonne of lithium carbonate excluding tin and tungsten credits. Cinovec is centrally located for European end-users and is well serviced by infrastructure, with a sealed road adjacent to the deposit, rail lines located 5 km north and 8 km south of the deposit and an active 22 kV transmission line running to the historic mine. As the deposit lies in an active mining region, it has strong community support.