North American Lithium complex

The North American Lithium Complex

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Date : April 24th, 2024Time : 12:00 PM

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The complex

The North American Lithium Complex is expanding. Thanks to a recent $60–70 million investment, Sayona optimized production and performed an environmental upgrade. In March 2023, the complex began producing spodumene to meet the growing demand for batteries in North America.

Located in La Corne, between Val-d’Or and Amos, this mining complex is part of an important lithium hub in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region that also includes the Authier project. This cohesiveness increases the individual projects’ lifespans while reducing their environmental footprint and providing high-quality jobs.

The growth of the North American Lithium Complex is here and now

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Our infrastructure

The complex has an open-pit mine to extract quality spodumene concentrate. It also has a plant that can process up to 3,800 tons of ore per day and a refinery to extract lithium carbonate.


Measured and Indicated Resource:

25 Mt

@ 1.23% Li2O

20 years

Mine life

226,000 t

Annual concentrate production

4,200 tpd

Mill throughput




Authier Project
Tansim Property
North American Lithium Complex
Abitibi-Temiscamingue Hub
Lac-Albert Property
Moblan Project
Eeyou Istchee James Bay Hub

A brief history

Start of the “Quebec Lithium Spodumene Mine Project” by Canada Lithium
Acquisition of the mine and all its assets by Chinese investment company Jien International
Finalization of the acquisition of North American Lithium (NAL) by Sayona and Piedmont Lithium
From 2021 to 2022
Environmental upgrade and spodumene production optimization
Summer of 2022
Hiring of 200 employees to meet the needs of the complex
December 2022
Received last permit needed to start up the complex
January 2023
Launched “The growth of the North American Lithium Complex is here and now” campaign
February 2023
Started up treatment plant
March 2023
Produced the first tons of lithium spodumene concentrate


Ongoing operations

To operate in compliance with the latest and most stringent standards, Sayona is working on obtaining the approximately 160 environmental permits needed for the La Corne mine. More than half have been approved to date.

Voicing your concerns

We value what you have to say. If you have questions about any part of the North American Lithium project, please let us know.

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Monitoring Committee

As part of our mission to maintain strong relationships with local communities, we have set up feedback mechanisms for each of our projects.

NAL monitoring committee

Working with us

Looking for a job? That’s great—North American Lithium has a number of open positions!