Albemarle Corp Mining News

Lithium expert dismisses oversupply forecasts

The president of Global Lithium dismissed as a 'myth' the possibility of the markets being flooded with lithium chemical.

Copper and lithium giant squeezing water rights for miners

Wetlands have been dried out, the environment has been damaged, for the salt flat and for local communities, it is already too late.

Chile nuclear watchdog weighs probe into fraud over lithium exports – documents

The internal review found “significant errors” in CCHEN’s accounting of the sales of the world’s top lithium producers Albemarle and SQM between 1984 - 2015.

Mineral Resources inks $1.15B lithium JV deal with Albemarle

The joint venture will allow the American lithium producer, the world’s No. 1, to expand its presence in Australia.

Chile is taking Albemarle to International Court over lithium prices

The country's state development agency says Albemarle has failed to provide as much as 25% of its annual production at a discount to companies seeking to produce battery metals within Chile, as stipulated in a contract signed in 2016.

Indonesia to settle Freeport environment issues in weeks – ministry official

That deal is expected to end years of wrangling over ownership rights to Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine.

Mineral Resources signs $1.1B lithium deal with Albemarle

Mineral Resources shares spiked on the news, closing Thursday 26.6% higher at A$15.76.

A beautiful mine

While lithium giants like SQM and Albemarle tangle with one another over scarce lithium brines and water, a beautiful lithium mine in Nevada’s Clayton Valley is taking shape.

Albemarle's claim to unique lithium technology draws scrutiny

Albemarle says it expects to ultimately receive approval to produce more lithium from Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (CCHEN).

Peru president expects lithium, uranium mining laws passed in 6 months

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra says his government will likely pass laws within six months needed to tap a new lithium and uranium deposit, removing a major hurdle for Canadian miner Plateau Energy Metals' proposed $800 million mine.