Alliance Mineral Assets Limited (ASX:A40) has achieved another strong quarter of production from its Bald Hill Lithium and Tantalum Mine in WA with 38,717 wet metric tonnes (wmt) of high-grade lithium concentrate produced grading 6.2% lithium oxide.
This represents a slight increase in tonnage and about a 3% increase in contained lithia from the March 2019 quarter production of 38,291wmt at 6.1% lithium.
Total half year lithium production was 77,008wmt at 6.15% lithium, equating to 78,937 wmt of 6% lithium equivalent, which was at the upper limit of previous production guidance.
There were 18,669 dry metric tonnes (dmt) of concentrate shipped to Jiangxi Bao Jiang Lithium Industrial Limited (JBJLIL) during the quarter, representing a total of around 58,063dmt shipped to JBJLIL during the half year.
The JBJLIL contract provides for 98,000 to 118,000dmt for 2019 inclusive of the 2018 product shipped in February 2019.
Total shipments for the half year recorded 62,994dmt, including a trial shipment to a new customer of about 4,935dmt.
There were 35,970 pounds of tantalum pentoxide produced, which was in line with the previous quarter production of 34,380 pounds.
The Bald Hill operation produces a premium coarse lithium concentrate with very low levels of iron, potassium, phyllosilicate minerals, water and less than 2% ultra-fines.