Lithium Mining News

MGX Minerals receives independent confirmation of rapid lithium extraction process

As reported by SRC, the Company’s proprietary design process was successful in recovering up to 83.7% lithium (Li) and concentrating 461 ppm Li from a 71 ppm representative sample of formation brine originating from the Sturgeon Lake oilfield.

Recent Escondida strike may push Chile into recession

Analysts believe that would increase the chances of the country joining Latin America’s ongoing political drift to the right in November’s elections.

Plateau Uranium announces LOI for initial uranium offtake from Peruvian project

The deal with Curzon Resources could be the first potential sale of 7% the of future production from the Macusani project

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.

Bacanora Minerals soars on deal to supply lithium to Japan’s Hanwa

Transaction will see the Tokyo-based trader acquiring up to 100% of the output coming from Bacanora's Sonora lithium project in Mexico.

Escondida strike less damaging to Chile’s copper output than thought — report

Experts expect the country, which accounts for more 30% of the world's copper supply, to produce 5.4 million tonnes of the metal in 2017, slightly down from the 5.5mnt it yielded last year.

The great Nevada lithium rush to fuel the new economy

At least six startups have recently placed or leased claims in the area. They join North Carolina-based Albemarle Corp., whose recently acquired Silver Peak mine and processing operation has been unearthing lithium from Clayton Valley’s brines since the mid-1960s.

Wealth Minerals begins sampling at Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

Wealth Minerals Ltd., reports that it has initiated an extensive lake-brine sampling and project evaluation program at the Laguna Verde Lithium Project in Chile.

Miners to spend $21 billion on exploration by 2025

Equipment and services suppliers will have to wait at least another year until they can fully feel the impact of this trend, says CSA Global — the world's second-largest mining sector consultancy.

One World Minerals Inc. announces second phase work program including 4000m of drilling on its Rico Litio Lithium Project

One World Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce the start of a second phase exploration program on the Company’s Rico Litio lithium property located in the State of California Baja Norte, Mexico.

Manganese – the third electric vehicle metal no one is talking about

Manganese is a critical and irreplaceable element used in steel production and used widely as a battery component.

MGX Minerals acquires 110,000 acres of Paradox Basin, Utah oil and gas leases

MGX Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce it has entered into a Joint Operating Agreement with a private vendor to act as operator and acquire a 75% working interest in certain underlying Oil and Gas Leases located contiguous to the Company’s Lisbon Valley petrolithium project.

Lithium suppliers can’t keep up with skyrocketing demand

Near the extinct volcano known as Monte Pissis, high in the Andes on the Chile-Argentina border, is a prime location for lithium, the silvery-white metal used in the production of lithium-ion batteries.

Chile steps up efforts to lure mining investors beyond copper sector

The country, already the world's second largest producer of lithium, is seeking to create private-public partnerships to exploit 61% of its resource-rich territory, currently available for licensing.

Greenland closer to building world’s fifth-largest uranium mine

The Kvanefjeld project would also be the world’s second-biggest rare earths operation.

Is the lithium bubble about to burst?

After rising aggressively, some would argue that lithium prices have already peaked.

Why cobalt (not lithium) could be the battery boom's big winner

You've probably given little thought to a perennially overlooked metal called cobalt, even though chances are you’re reading this very article on a device powered by a battery containing a significant proportion of the metal.

Mining industry leaders meet again at PDAC 2017

For the second consecutive year, PDAC will host the International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS) with 25 countries attending to it.

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.

China leading the charge for lithium-ion megafactories

As exciting as Tesla's Gigafactory 1 project is, it’s actually just one of multiple large-scale “megafactories” being built – with many of them being in China.

The Ellis Martin report interview with Simon Moores

Join me for a conversation with Simon Moores, an analyst at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, a London-based consulting and research firm focusing on niche critical and industrial minerals and metals.

The Ellis Martin Report: Interview with Benchmark Mineral's Simon Moores

Ellis Martin speaks with Simon Moores, an analyst at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence a London-based consultancy and research firm focusing on critical and industrial metals.

Canadian mining companies dominate 2017 OTCQX Best 50 ranking

The #1 ranked company was Cordoba Minerals Corp, a Toronto-based mineral exploration company, which had a total return of 466%.

Manganese is energy ciritical

Aside from iron, manganese is the most essential mineral in the production of steel. Which makes manganese the fourth largest traded metal commodity.

Here’s what miners should expect and do in 2017

While companies face different outlooks and challenges depending on the commodity they mine and their size, Deloitte says they should all should be looking for the answer to one common question — “Going forward, where should we play and how can we win?"