Lithium Mining News

Chile high court declines to weigh in on lithium spat at Maricunga

In a written decision, it said it was "the responsibility of the lower-court judge" who is reviewing the case and was not a constitutional issue.

What are "critical" minerals and what is the US going to do about them?: Andy Home

The Trump administration is strategizing to reduce import reliance for metals "critical to the economic and national security of the United States."

Mergers and acquisitions in Canada stage exceptional comeback in Q1

However, the Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — dropped 8% in the three months to March 2018.

Chile's SQM says will boost lithium capacity by 2021

Chilean miner SQM said on Thursday that it would invest $525 million to boost its lithium production capacity in Chile through 2021.

Mining companies still reluctant to tap Argentina deposits

Lack of clarity on environmental rules, overlapping federal and local taxes, and regulations that vary from province to province continue to loom over proposed mines.

Petro-Lithium production represents diversification of Alberta’s energy economy

Alberta's E3 Metals Corp. developed a chemical extraction process that allows lithium to be produced in hours.

Australia's Prospect Resources closing in on Zimbabwe lithium financing

The Australian-listed company expects to secure more than $55 million in funding for the first phase of the Arcadia Lithium project.

Electric vehicle rush fuels optimism at LME Asia Week

Chinese cobalt producers such as Jinchuan Group and Wanbao Mining said they were ramping up production to sate an anticipated demand boom from EVs.

China tightens grip on global battery metals with Chile deal

Chengdu-based Tianqi is seeking to almost triple production capacity through 2020.

The big battery boom hits another roadblock: fire-fearing cities

 The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe.

US confirms list of 35 key minerals, targets domestic supply boost

Uranium and key rechargeable battery metals lithium and cobalt are on a final list of 35 critical minerals that the US deems essential to national security.

It's time to regulate the lithium cartel

There is an emerging oligopoly in one of the hottest elements on the periodic table, lithium.

China's Chilean entry raises doubts about lithium price outlook

SQM shares plunge after Tanqi Lithium acquisition seems to indicate cooling fervour for lithium assets.

Zimbabwe lithium excites but projects face funding hurdle

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been trying to shore up foreign investor interest in a country rich in mineral resources but starved of capital.

China’s Tianqi Lithium buys minority stake in SQM for $4.07bn

The Asian firm has bought a 24% stake in Chile’s Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM), one of the world’s biggest lithium producers.

Australia's Kidman Resources to supply lithium hydroxide to Tesla Inc

The deal is for an initial three-year term on a "fixed-price take-or-pay basis."

Argosy seeks project financing for Argentina lithium site through pilot sales -exec

Argosy's Rincon project in northern Argentina will start producing 500 tonnes per year of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) next month.

Chemists find new way to create lithium metal electrodes for batteries

The experts developed a new process for creating lithium metal that may boost the energy and capacity of rechargeable batteries.

Canadian explorer looking to restart Europe's last tin mine to list in London

Vancouver-based Strongbow Exploration expects the London listing to help it raise 25 million pounds ($34 million) over the next 18 months, which will use to study the feasibility of resuming production at the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall.

Argentina luring Australian investors into its mining sector

The Deputy Secretary for Sustainable Mining is scheduled to meet with executives from Australia's largest mining companies and banks.

Nutrien speeds up sale of $4bn-stake in Chilean lithium giant SQM

The world’s largest potash miner said it expected to have an announcement on the matter by the end of June.

Private firm takes on Codelco for control of Chile lithium deposit

Australia's Lithium Power International and Canada's Bearing Lithium have sued Chile to block state-run Codelco from exploiting a lithium deposit where both have claims.

Zimbabwe miner looking at refinery upgrade for battery grade lithium

Zimbabwe Mines Minister Winston Chitando said the country would generate revenue of $1.4bn over eight years from the Kamativi lithium project.

China lithium top player boosts investment in emerging Australian miner

Chinese companies continue to aggressively try securing steady supply of lithium, a key ingredient in the making of batteries that power electric cars.