A couple more things…
Nearby company Livent — with a market cap of $4.1 billion — has been producing lithium for nearly 25 years in Hombre Muerto. Having Livent’s existing infrastructure (power lines, roads, airstrip, rail line, and more) already in place will most likely save Alpha Lithium (APHLF) considerable time and money.
Lithium is a fast-growing market, with prices growing at unbelievable multiples.*
Today, the world only produces 253,000 tons of lithium per year. Even back in 2018, we couldn’t meet global demand of 385,000 tons. So we’re already behind the 8-ball…
And demand is only expected to grow.* When just 14% of new car sales are electric vehicles (likely by 2025), the world will require at least 1.1 million tons of lithium per year!
Mineral exploration and development are highly speculative and are characterized by a number of significant inherent risks, which may result in the inability to successfully develop our projects for commercial, technical, political, regulatory or financial reasons, or if successfully developed, may not remain economically viable for their mine life owing to any of the foregoing reasons. There is no assurance that the Company will be successful in achieving a return on shareholders’ investment and the likelihood of success must be considered in light of the early stage of operations.
The Company’s ability to identify Mineral Resources in sufficient quantity and quality to justify development activities and/or its ability to commence and complete development work and/or commence and/or sustain commercial production operations at any of its projects will depend upon numerous factors, many of which are beyond its control, including exploration success, the obtaining of funding for all phases of exploration, development and commercial mining, the adequacy of infrastructure, geological characteristics, metallurgical characteristics of any deposit, the availability of processing technology and capacity, the availability of storage capacity, the supply of and demand for silver and other metals, the availability of equipment and facilities necessary to commence and complete development, the cost of consumables and mining and processing equipment, technological and engineering problems, accidents or acts of sabotage or terrorism, civil unrest and protests, currency fluctuations, changes in regulations, the availability of water, the availability and productivity of skilled labour, the receipt of necessary consents, permits and licenses (including mining licenses), and political factors, including unexpected changes in governments or governmental policies towards exploration, development and commercial mining activities.
Furthermore, cost over-runs or unexpected changes in commodity prices in any future development could make the projects uneconomic, even if previously determined to be economic under feasibility studies. Accordingly, notwithstanding the positive results of one or more feasibility studies on the projects, there is a risk that the Company would be unable to complete development and commence commercial mining operations at one or more of the mineral properties which would have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
For a more comprehensive overview of the risks related to the Company’s business, please review the Company’s continuous disclosure documents, including the section titled ‘Risk Factors’ in the Company’s current Annual Information Form, each filed under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.
* See our Important Notice and Disclaimer above for a detailed discussion on compensation, risks, atypical results, and more.