First company to explore unconventional hard-rock lithium in UK
First to discover a significant lithium Resource in UK
First to conduct innovative metallurgical research & development
First to develop novel technology for efficient, sustainable production of battery grade lithium carbonate in UK
First to produce battery-grade lithium carbonate from micaceous granite
The only UK lithium project developer with its own metallurgical laboratory
First to Develop - First to Market
Our Project is game-changing and could revolutionise supply of lithium required for large-scale manufacture of Li-ion batteries in UK,
aligning directly with key Grand Challenge Missions under the 2019 UK Industrial Strategy
A world-class technical and management team bringing together a great depth of expertise and knowledge in grassroots exploration, resource evaluation, metallurgical testwork, process design, feasibility studies, permitting, environmental and social impact assessment, mine project financing, construction and operation.
The Team has collectively discovered, evaluated, financed, built and managed more than 7 mines. This provides British Lithium with a unique skillset enabling it to help its portfolio companies to maximise value for all their stakeholders.
British Lithium is the only lithium mine developer with in-house metallurgical research laboratory in UK.
British Lithium's Lithium project
Following years of metallurgical research & development, extensive ground mapping, geophysics and 3D modelling in Q2 2019 British Lithium completed its maiden lithium drilling programme in Cornwall. 6 Reverse Circulation holes were drilled with a maximum depth of 201.5 m. Hole 1 on 30 April 2019 was the first Lithium exploration hole ever drilled in the United Kingdom; discovering broad intercepts of potentially economic Cornish lithium micas from surface to depth. A phase 2 HQ3 diamond core drilling programme of four holes drilled in December 2019, provided cores for metallurgical research, variability analysis, lithological, density and other testwork.
Over the years the founding partners of British Lithium have worked on successfully implementing resource projects. We don't just "Pump and Dump", we research, design, build and operate.
Recently, Cominco merged with Kropz and maintaining the title Kropz, the group (AIM:KRPZ) raised £27.3 million (US$35 million) upon listing on the London Stock Exchange's junior market.
Our goal is to build an integrated lithium mine, beneficiation plant and refinery initially to produce 20,000 tpa of Cornish lithium hydroxide – enough to support production in UK of 350,000 EVs per year, giving UK a strategic advantage over Europe.
With its strong leadership, British Lithium has access to capital and depth of talented consultants and in-house expertise. We have led exploration, extensive metallurgical testwork programmes and feasibility studies alone costing over $200 million, and projects with development capital of over $1 billion.
As mine operators, we understand the critical importance of a strong owner’s team responsible for evaluation and planning. This runs from exploration data management, metallurgical testwork through to piloting, process development and design, to construction supervision; with stakeholders engaged at every stage. We are interested in lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, graphite, bromine, zinc and vanadium.
British Lithium holds exploration rights over much of Cornwall and Devon’s most prospective ground including former clay mining areas. We are putting this to good use by drilling the UK’s first lithium exploration hole, discovering broad intercepts of Cornish lithium mica.