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Lithium Americas Completed The Acquisition of Millennial Lithium and the Pastos Grandes Project in January 2022



Millennial Lithium holds a large lithium project in the Salta Province, Argentina. The project is based on solar evaporation, conventional brine operation using proven technology.

The company has a strategic partnership with the Chinese solar giant GCL, with a $30 million investment

Millennial Lithium in short

Net Present Value

$2.466 B

$20,000/t LCE pricing. After-tax, 8% Discount rate

Resource Estimate:

4.1 Mt

Measured & Indicated




Project: Pastos Grandes Summary

Net Present Value

$0.81 B

$20,000/t LCE pricing. After-tax, 8% Discount rate

Resource Estimate

4.1 Mt

Measured & Indicated



Last released technical report

Brine profile

Impurity level: Mg/Li
Impurity level: Sulphate/Li

Grade Lithium

~420 mg/l

Location: Salta Province, Argentina
Completed Stage: FS


Company Description

“Millennial has recently completed a Feasibility Study (FS) on its Pastos Grandes Project which yielded Proven Reserves of 179,000 tonnes of Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) and Probable Reserves of 764,000 tonnes of LCE. The economic analysis from the FS yielded robust economics for a 24,000 tonne/year battery grade LCE operation with a CAPEX of $442M, OPEX of $3,388/t LCE, NPV(8) of $1,030M and IRR of 24.2%. Pilot plant and pilot pond trials are ongoing at the project..”

Key takeaways:

1. Conventional Brine

The Pastos Grandes utilizes proven technology in their conventional brine operation.

2. Strategic Partnership with GCL

Has a strategic partnership with the Chinese solar giant GCL, that invested $30 million in Millennial lithium on a company level. 

3. Experienced Management

The company has a management with experience in large development projects and in the Lithium sector.

Project: Pastos Grandes Resources & Reserves



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Project: Pastos Grandes Key Figures

Initial capital costs


After-tax IRR


$20,000/t LCE pricing, 8% Discount rate

Operating Cost





Of the Pastos Grandes project

Pastos Grandes Sensitivity Analysis : Forecasted pricing

Pricing forecast NPV 8% (After-tax) US$ IRR
$20,000/t LCE*
$2.466* B
$12150/t LCE
$0.844 B
$13050/t LCE
$1.03 B

*Interpolated value

Millennial Lithium $ML Current valuation

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Millennial Lithium $ML Company Financials


$ 0.4 M

Nov. 20

Cash & Cash eq

$ 13.8 M

Nov. 20


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