Battieres accounted for 27% of global lithium consumption.
There could be up to 18 million tons of lithium there, worth up to roughly $500 billion at current market prices
The U.S. currently imports more than 80% of the lithium it uses, with the silvery metal winding up in batteries from cell phones to electric cars.
The move comes as the nation gets ready to sign up to the Norway-based Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
The government has set up a three-year, $15 million plan to back mining and oil and gas projects in Afghanistan.
The country rejected Saturday an independent report claiming security forces used white phosphorus in a crackdown on a Chinese-backed copper mine protest last November.
Company set to supply growing demand in world's biggest auto market.
Quebec junior’s Rose project to make the most of rapidly changing market for critical minerals
It has signed a three-year distributorship agreement with Marubeni Corporation, one of Japan's largest commodities trading companies.
The innovation could enable a completely new generation of devices, known so far as wearable electronics.
Lithium Americas has announced it will invest ARS 3 billion (USD 816.75 million) in its Caucharí-Olaroz mining project in Argentina.
Ancient plant dye acts as outstanding organic electrode
The government of Afghanistan announced Friday its preferred bidders for three of its four current mineral tenders, with a consortium backed by City of London banker Ian Hannam, former BHP Billiton CEO Chip Goodyear and Poland’s multibillionaire Jan Kulczyk, emerging as the biggest winner.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit northern Myanmar on Sunday, collapsing a gold mine, a bridge, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas and leaving as many as 12 people feared dead.
Toyota has announced it will invest USD 150 million in mining company Oro Cobre's lithium mining project located in Salar de Olaroz, Jujuy, Argentina.
About 16 Fisker Karmas, luxury hybirds powered by lithium batteries, caught fire and burned to the ground on Saturday after they were submerged with sea water during Hurricane Sandy. Jalopnik—a Gawker media site which is running off Tumblr while it …
Bolivia has passed this month the world's first ruling that grants all nature equal rights to humans. The “Law of Mother Earth,” agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the South American nation's mineral deposits as "blessings" and is supposed to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.
Chinese companies are seeking the wealth of mining opportunities that neighbouring Myanmar (ex-Burma) has to offer, as the country opens its economy to foreign investment after more than half a century of military ruling.
Chile's deputy mining minister, Pablo Wagner, resigned a day after the government decided to revoke the lithium mining concession awarded to a local company last week, acknowledging problems with the tender process.
Toyota, one of the leading automakers in the world, bought this week a 25% stake in Salar de Olaroz lithium and potassium project in Argentina to ensure supply for it growing electric cars division.
Chile’s Chemical and Mining Society (SQM), the world’s largest lithium producer, has won a tender to develop a lithium concession in the country, which produces nearly 40% of the increasingly popular metal.
The Afghanistan Ministry of Mines said Tuesday it opened its final bid for the Badakhshan gold deposit, located in the northeastern province of Badakhshan.
Mining companies would give their eye teeth to exploit Afghanistan’s recently discovered $1 trillion of untapped mineral wealth, but analysts warn that corruption, war and lack of infrastructure are likely to keep delaying a mining boom in the country.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Aug. 31, 2012) – Condor Resources Inc. ("Condor" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CN) is pleased to announce that the Company has received unanimous approval for the proposed drill program from the communities surrounding the Company's 100% owned Soledad project. The approval followed the information workshop presented to these communities on August 23rd.
Myanmar —until recently called Burma— is slowly but steadily starting to attract foreign investment, driven mainly by international resource firms eager to tap into the mineral-rich South East Asia's country.
The price of automotive lithium ion batteries is expected to fall dramatically by the end of the decade and even further by 2025, according to a new McKinsey study.
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