Piedmont Lithium Limited (Nasdaq: PLL)
Piedmont Lithium Limited (Nasdaq: PLL) holds a 100% interest in the Piedmont Lithium Project (“Project”) located within the world-class Carolina Tin-Spodumene Belt (“TSB”) and along trend to the Hallman Beam and Kings Mountain mines, historically providing most of the western world’s lithium between the 1950s and the 1980s. The TSB has been described as one of the largest lithium provinces in the world and is located approximately 25 miles west of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a premier location for the development of an integrated lithium business based on its favorable geology, proven metallurgy and easy access to infrastructure, power, R&D centers for lithium and battery storage, major high-tech population centers and downstream lithium processing facilities. Compared to Australian- and Canadian-based projects, North Carolina offers a significantly lower-cost operating environment (labor, power/gas/diesel, transport), which is further boosted by the absence of government royalties and a low tax rate environment. Lithium is on the US Government’s Critical Minerals list, giving the project significant strategic value as being the only conventional US lithium development project.