Bolivia Mining News

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

CHARTS: Lithium-rich countries risk missing the boat on electric batteries boom

The need for the metal is expected to triple by 2025, but no all the countries rich in lithium are taking advantage of that trend, as shown in these graphics.

Czech mining industry pins hopes of revival on lithium

The European country holds between 1.2 to 1.4 million tonnes of lithium, located mostly around the tiny village of Cinovec, on the border with Germany.

Chile’s Codelco sets up lithium subsidiary

The unit is expected to help speed up the approval of legislation that allows the exploration and exploitation of the country’s vast lithium deposits.

US Lithium to mine for copper, nickel, cobalt in Canada’s Saskatchewan

The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.

Chile injects $975 million into state-owned copper giant Codelco

Moves is expected to help the copper giant cope with a recently passed law that forces it to give 10% of its revenues to the armed forces.

This start-up plans to be a top lithium miner in the UK

Cornish Lithium Limited is hoping to lead the development of a lithium industry in the UK after acquiring the rights to drill for the mineral in the ancient mining region of Cornwall.

Canadian Wealth Minerals to acquire Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

The project, known as Laguna Verde, is located in the country’s north, known for its vast salt flats under which experts say there is enough of the commodity to supply the world for decades.

Chinese-Korean group to build $2 billion lithium batteries plant in Chile

Based on the conglomerate's estimates, opening such plant would increase value of the product 35 times, comparing to what it could be obtained by just selling it as lithium carbonate.

Striking Bolivian miners lift roadblock after killing country’s deputy minister

Rodolfo Illanes (56) was kidnapped Thursday, tortured and beaten to death according to officials.

Bolivia sets high hopes on its lithium industry

The country began shipping lithium to China this week, in what is considered the first step towards fulfilling its ambitions to becoming the world’s No. 1 exporter of the commodity.

Here’s why silver is crushing gold — Pan American Silver CEO

Silver is up 40% to date, while gold has only gained about 28%.

Glencore tries to enforce its rights in Bolivia

Bolivia seized three of Glencore’s operations in nine years and the Swiss giant is now initiating arbitration proceedings against the South American nation.

Chinese eye Atlantic Canada’s lithium project

Lithium prices have soared in the past year, and demand is set to outstrip supply by 2023.

Rio Tinto bets on lithium as Tesla yet to sign major supply deal

The miner is seeking strategic alliances with battery or car manufacturers to underpin the development of its Jadar lithium-borate project in Serbia.

Nemaska Lithium gets go ahead for its Whabouchi mine in Quebec

The proposed open-pit surface and underground spodumene mine will produce lithium, highly used in the manufacturing of batteries for cell phones and electric cars.

Major blow to illegal mining in Colombia’s Amazon: 59 arrested

The country's armed forces raided 63 illegal mines operated by leftist guerrillas, blowing up machinery and arresting dozens.

Mass grave with hundreds of skeletons found in Bolivian mining town

Hundreds of thousands have died over the years at the city's main silver mine, as a direct result of cave-ins, overwork, hunger and disease.

Venezuelan army said to have trespassed Guyanese border, attacked miners

Miner allegedly failed to pay the soldiers a periodical fee in exchange for them turning a blind eye to illegal mining on Venezuelan territory.

Bolivia passes mining law that bans partnerships with multinationals

The law, the first major overhaul of the country’s mining sector since 1997, denies cooperatives the right to partner with private companies, whether domestic or foreign.

Resource rich countries lead global conflict and political violence index

Levels of conflict and political violence have risen significantly in 48 countries, most of them considered traditional mining destinations.

Bolivia’s new mining law to move forward after deal with cooperatives

Mining cooperatives will now be able to enter into contracts with private companies by forming “mixed companies” with the State.

Bolivia to revise new mining law

Bolivian President Evo Morales and leaders of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives have formed a commission to quickly redraft at least three controversial articles of the recently-approved ruling.

Alberta most attractive mining destination in Canada, third worldwide

Other two Canadian jurisdictions —New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador— also made it to the top 10 worldwide. Kyrgyzstan and Venezuela, named the two countries mining enthusiasts should stay away from.

Peru announces national strategy against illegal mining

Includes involvement of police and military forces.