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.
A group of demonstrators, however, continued to block some access roads on Thursday morning, attempting to seize a bus that was heading to the nearby Gabriela Mistral mine.
This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popping up in everything from the glass in our windows to our mountains of electronics.
Things took a turn for the worse Friday, when a worker was shot dead by police near the company's smaller Salvador mine in northern Chile.
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Lithium brine exploration has several benefits associated with it from a cost perspective.
Lee tells The Energy Report that he expects double-digit compound annual growth rates over the next few years as battery prices continue to fall and demand rises.
THEnergy observes increasing interest in storage solutions from industrial off-grid end-customers and project developers.
Production capacity of lithium-ion batteries is anticipated to more than triple by 2020.
Last night Tesla Motors launched a new range of batteries that can power homes and commercial buildings at a fraction of the expected cost.
Tesla will need to purchase at least 7,000 tonnes of spherical graphite, 5,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide, and 1,500 tonnes of cobalt in 2015 ready to begin production by January 2016.
The plan seeks to tackle an almost yearlong delay in the project to turn century-old Chuquicamata open pit mine into an underground operation.
After a freak storm and flooding in Chile’s Atacama Desert temporarily closed one of the world’s leading lithium operations, fears of further supply squeezes and upward price pressure this year have been allayed after operations resumed.
In little under two decades, SQM SA has gone from entering the lithium market to dominating global production.
Just two years ago, Galaxy Resources Ltd. was overleveraged and unfocused.
A raging seven-year drought affecting copper-rich Chile is making miners grow anxious, with BHP and Anglo American already reporting an impact in their operations.
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Much bigger batteries will be needed.
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Today's infographic covers every aspect of lithium from its uses in technology to its elemental properties.
Game-changing disruptive technologies or sustainable end-user agreements are what companies need to succeed and he shares some likely names in the cobalt, lithium, nickel, graphite—even uranium—spaces in this interview with The Mining Report.
The touted expansion of the world's largest underground copper mine is two to three years behind schedule and will require $2 billion more than initially planned, said the company.
These are not very good news for the energy-starved copper producing nation.
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