Lithium

Affordable Tesla details are revealed

Michael Allan McCrae | July 20, 2014
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Available in 2017 for $35,000.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tesla builds largest charging station network

MINING.com Editor | July 14, 2014
tesla infographic feat

Superchargers replenish half a charge in as little as 20 minutes.

Graphite, lithium and REEs vital to hot Tech: Moreno

The Mining Report | July 8, 2014
Essential to hot tech feat

Metals, minerals play critical roles in smartphones, electric vehicles.

Mining costs in Chile 350% higher than a decade ago: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 27, 2014
Mining costs in Chile 350 times higher than a decade ago: report

The country is also struggling with rising energy cost, which threatens the competitiveness of its copper industry and poses a major challenge for new developments.

Tesla Gigafactory could be boon for graphite, lithium, cobalt: Simon Moores

The Gold Report | June 23, 2014
Tesla’s Gigafactory: Needs 6 new graphite mines, but where will cobalt be sourced?

Tesla has dubbed its $5-billion pet project, the "Gigafactory," and it could be up and running by 2017, prompting the need for battery-grade materials like graphite, lithium and cobalt.

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 mind blowing things about Tesla Motors

Visual Capitalist | June 16, 2014
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CEO Elon Musk, credited with much of Tesla`s success, did not actually start the company.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Chile gives lithium another try

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 13, 2014
Chile gives lithium another try

Government created yesterday a national commission that will work on a new state policy for the exploitation of lithium.

Bolivia passes mining law that bans partnerships with multinationals

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 5, 2014
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.

Tesla’s Gigafactory: Needs 6 new graphite mines, but where will cobalt be sourced?

Tesla’s Gigafactory: Needs 6 new graphite mines, but where will cobalt be sourced?

The electric motor company's plans to double the globe's battery output will up graphite demand 152%, but sourcing cobalt outside the Congo could prove difficult.

Survival strategies in the Atacama Desert: Chilean lithium miners manage by playing the regs

The Mining Report | May 20, 2014
chile-owns-70-percent-of-the-worlds-known-lithium-reserves

In this interview with The Mining Report, economist Daniela Desormeaux, founder of signumBOX and widely quoted expert on industrial chemicals, shines a light on the lithium industry for investors looking for a new opportunity.

Tesla’s Gigafactory Could Power Up Lithium and Graphite Producers

The correction in the lithium ETF may be an opportunity for long-term believers in the electrification of automobiles.

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

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 28, 2014
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

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Bolivia passes mining law that bans partnerships with multinationals

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.

France targets Africa with new $550m state mining company

Frik Els | February 24, 2014
France targets Africa with new $550m state mining company

France resurrects its 17th century economic policy, sets up state miner to explore for rare earths and gold focusing on francophone Africa and South America.

Myanmar’s gold workers call the government to pass mining law

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 12, 2014
Myanmar’s gold workers call the government to pass mining law

The precarious conditions gold miners face daily have forced them to demand a swiftly approval of regulations.

Sugar battery runs better without lithium, platinum

Virginia Tech | January 28, 2014
zhang sugar battery

Researcher see usage in portable electronics in as soon as three years.

Quebec's Bill 70 came into effect: here is what that means

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The bill generally adds certain requirements to the application for conversion, most of which codify existing industry best practices.

Levi Spry highlights quality Australian projects that will find funding

The Gold Report | December 24, 2013
Australia

Quality will win out, says Levi Spry, senior resources analyst at GMP Securities Australia.

Canada Lithium punished over bought-deal financing

Frik Els | October 22, 2013
Canada Lithium punished over bought-deal financing

Canada Lithium Corp shares were marked down more than 8% on Tuesday on massive volumes, after announcing bought-deal financing that investors thought were selling the company cheaply.

Sweeping changes to Myanmar mining laws planned

Frik Els | October 13, 2013
Sweeping changes to Myanmar mining laws planned

Less state involvement, possible lifting of ban on ore exports and smoother licensing process envisaged for South Asian nation.

GM's battery switch more good news for lead

Frik Els | October 13, 2013
GM's battery switch more good news for lead

Lowly lead predicted to be 2014's best performing metal.

Press Release: Canada Lithium Announces Project Update

MINING.com Editor | October 5, 2013
Canada Lithium

Mining operations continued at a reduced level and approximately 100,000 tonnes of ore remain on stockpile at the crusher.

Bolivia to open bids for world’s biggest iron ore deposit

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 2, 2013
Bolivia to open bids for world’s biggest iron ore deposit

The Mutún reserve is home to 20 billion tonnes of iron ore.

Two ways to capitalize on accelerating lithium demand: Luisa Moreno

The Energy Report | August 24, 2013

The sleekest, most efficient electronic product is nothing without the battery that powers it. Enter lithium, the raw material battery manufacturers depend on.

Chile’s Codelco abandons plans to mine lithium

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 21, 2013
chile lithium

Despite the opportunities in the market, the copper giant will focus on its key projects instead.

Mad scramble for shares of Canadian lithium junior

Frik Els | August 1, 2013
Mad scramble for shares of Canadian lithium junior

Critical Elements Corporation is developing a hard-rock lithium and tantalum mine and plant in northern Quebec.

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