Rhyolite Ridge is one of two advanced lithium projects in the U.S. and is fully funded to a Final Investment Decision. Once operational, Rhyolite Ridge is expected to be a low-cost lithium site, due to the valuable boron co-product and innovative cost saving measures embedded in our sustainably designed operations.
Over the course of its lifetime, modelled on a 26-year production, Rhyolite Ridge will help power upward of 50 million electric vehicles.
Because our operations will be on-site and our materials will not be shipped to a separate processing facility, Ioneer can more quickly and efficiently produce lithium carbonate, critical for the EV battery supply chain.
Located in Esmeralda County, the most sparsely populated county in Nevada
Accessible to the state’s Lithium Loop and located between Las Vegas and Reno
On federal (Bureau of Land Management) land in the Silver Peak Range at approximately 1,800m altitude
Sibanye-Stillwater is an excellent partner for Ioneer to jointly realize the promise of Rhyolite Ridge because of the Company’s:
- Proven track record of developing and operating major mining projects including three integrated facilities in Montana;
- Commitment to developing and maintaining an inclusive and sustainable culture; and
- Determination to become a major force in the electric battery materials supply chain.
Sibanye-Stillwater is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange.