Thacker Pass

Thacker Pass

General Motors  in January 2023 that it will invest $650 million in Lithium Americas Corp. and will help the company develop its Thacker Pass lithium mining project, with the aim of ensuring a supply of lithium for its electric vehicles. The proposed Thacker Pass Lithium Mine would consist of open-pit mining and lithium processing operations. Using ore crushing, acid leaching, and processing methods, the mine would produce lithium carbonate — which would be turned into battery-grade lithium products.



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Frequently Asked Questions

How long would the project last?

The Thacker Pass project is set to last at least 46 years.

How big would the mine be?

The project area includes 17,933 acres of land.

What other infrastructure would the mine construct?

The Thacker Pass project isn’t just a mine. The project would also include a lithium processing plant

How much water would the mine use?

For the first four years, the mine would use 2,600 acre-feet per year, then for the next 37 years, the mine would use 5,200 acre-feet per year

Does Lithium Americas operate other mines?

Yes. Lithium Americas has formed a company in Argentina with the Chinese company Ganfeng Lithium.

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