The two firms are just the latest names in a long list of companies that includes major players such as Rio Tinto, interested in grabbing a stake in Chile’s Chemical and Mining Society (SQM).
Lithium Mining News
Some companies are good at takeovers. Rio Tinto Group isn't one of them.
Changing glacier law intensifies Argentina’s pro-mining agenda; pipeline of $20 billion beckons as nation bets on extraction.
E3 Metals completes first petro-lithium inferred mineral resource of 1.9 Mt LCE on the Clearwater Property
“This inferred mineral resource is the largest petro-lithium resource in the world announced to date,” says E3 Metals’ CEO Chris Doornbos.
The mining veteran could face competition from internal candidates, including former head of UK gas company Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who now sits on Rio’s board.
Since President Mauricio took office in December 2015 and opened the country to foreign capital, Argentina has received more investment than any other country in the 'lithium triangle'.
Trafigura Group provides $200m in funding to Finland's Terrafame nickel mine, which plans to start producing material for electric vehicle batteries by 2020.
Pilbara Minerals has announced a potential joint venture with two South Korean companies to develop a lithium processing facility in the Asian country.
Mining giant is eying the 32% interest in SQM that PotashCorp is selling to fulfill China's regulators condition for the approval of the its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium.
Aggregate market cap of the top 100 junior mining companies was up 7% to $12.2 billion, a level not seen since 2010, but the group significantly underperformed the Venture Exchange as a whole.
BHP CCO Balhuizen says while 2017 marks "tipping point" for EVs entering mainstream of metals demand forecasting, in terms of sales mass move is further off.
Mike Beck gives a provides a detailed analysis on lithium, uranium, and nickel.
The de-risking milestone is for the company's Sonora project in Mexico, expected to produce 35,000 tonnes a year of lithium carbonate.
Most of Chile's 7.5 million tonnes in reserves of lithium are found in brine deposits,and take at least seven years to develop.
World's biggest miner is getting ready to provide enough copper for the 140 million electric cars forecast by 2035.
The state miner is seeking private-sector partners to develop and exploit its vast Maricunga and Pedernales deposits in the north of Chile.
After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China's streets.
Prices for cobalt metal, used in production of electric vehicle batteries, have tripled to nine-year peaks above $30 a pound from below $10 a pound in late 2015.
The miner wants to address the needs of European automakers.
What would happen if you flipped a switch, and suddenly every new car that came off assembly lines was electric?
Permit lets Bacanora go-ahead with its 35,000tpa (tons per annum) lithium carbonate operation in Mexico.
E3 Metals assay results confirm Leduc reef trend enriched in lithium across a broader area than originally tested
A total of 43 samples were collected during the Company’s initial sampling program.
MGX and its technology partner, PurLucid, made ground-breaking progress in treating complex brines with high magnesium content.
An examination of the lithium market and the one company that Ron Struthers (of Struther's Resource Stock Report) believes is in the right place.
The project will be the Japanese company’s first desalination plant and it is estimated to require an investment of around $623 million (70 billion Yen).