Pursuit Minerals launched operations at its lithium carbonate pilot plant in Salta, Argentina, designed to produce 250 tonnes of 99.95% battery-grade lithium carbonate annually.

The commissioning phase is complete, with an initial batch target of 50-100kg from synthetic brine.

The progress paves the way for using evaporated brine from their Stage 1 drilling program to manufacture two to 10 tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate.

Pursuit is also advancing its drilling program, potential JORC resource upgrade, and environmental permit applications for constructing evaporation ponds.