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Apr
08
2024

Albemarle Kings Mountain Commences Pit Dewatering

The State of North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) has issued Albemarle a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, allowing Albemarle to begin treating and discharging water that has accumulated in the existing mine pit at the Kings Mountain site.

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Mar
27
2024

The Element, March 2024

In this issue of The Element, learn more about Albemarle’s efforts to diversify our supply chain and about the Kings Mountain site’s two newest facilities that recently opened. Also, check out our dates for our upcoming mine tours and watch a video about the various phases necessary to study, develop and operate the Kings Mountain Mine.

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Feb
29
2024

The Element, February 2024

In this issue of The Element, learn more about our recent community meetings, the history of the Kings Mountain Mine, and how safety is a critical part of the Albemarle culture. Check out our dates for coming community meetings and mine tours. Watch for our upcoming community survey and learn how you can share your opinion on the proposed mine project. 

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Feb
23
2024

Kings Mountain Mining 101

The Kings Mountain mine site is one of the few known hard-rock lithium deposits in the U.S. and is expected to play a critical role in growing the U.S. supply chain of lithium. Learn about the various phases necessary to study, develop, and operate the Kings Mountain mine site.

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Feb
23
2024

History of the Kings Mountain Mine

The Kings Mountain lithium mine dates to the 1940s. See the critical role that the mine played for the U.S. economy, national defense, and the Kings Mountain region.

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Jan
29
2024

The Element, January 2024

In this issue of The Element, learn more about activities on and around the proposed mine site including preparation for pit dewatering and water treatment; current mine activities via an interactive map; project updates from Albemarle King Mountain's Senior Project Director; and how Albemarle is upcycling sand tailings. Check out our dates for coming community meetings and mine tours. 

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Jan
25
2024

New Water Treatment Plant to Play Crucial Part in Pit Dewatering Process

In preparation to dewater the proposed mine pit – pending an approved permit from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) – Albemarle has constructed a temporary water treatment plant (WTP) which will be used to clean and filter the pit’s accumulated rainwater before pumping it to South Creek Reservoir for gradual release into Kings Creek.

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Dec
19
2023

A Tour of the Kings Mountain Pit

Join Cindy Estridge, Albemarle Corporation Community Affairs Specialist, on a tour of the legendary Kings Mountain Mine pit to learn about the mine’s rich history, how to mine lithium, and the potential future for this valuable resource.

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Dec
18
2023

Albemarle – Investing in the Kings Mountain Community

Giving back to the Kings Mountain community is important to all of us at Albemarle. That’s why in 2023, we provided more than $335K to support programs focused on education, health and wellness and cultural initiatives to bring people together for a stronger community.

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Dec
11
2023

The Element, Nov/Dec 2023

In this combined November/December issue, read how Albemarle Kings Mountain is supporting the transition to cleaner energy; promoting a sense of belonging and inclusion to others; and spreading holiday joy in our community this season. We wish you and yours a happy holiday season!

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Dec
05
2023

Albemarle: A Legacy of Building Community

To employees like the three generations of the McDaniel family, or former chemistry teacher Cindy Estridge, the Kings Mountain facility is more than a job, it represents a future for their families and their community.

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Dec
04
2023

Tis the Season for the Kings Mountain Holiday Parade

The Albemarle electric bus makes a drive through downtown Kings Mountain to celebrate the holiday season during the Kings Mountain Holiday Parade. 

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