Lithium Mining News

How to close the loop on lithium-ion battery recycling

Find the cobalt.

Bacanora Lithium changes its mind on how to fund flagship Sonora mine

It has decided not to go ahead with a proposed $100-million share sale to help it fund the Mexican project.

Miners wrote off almost one-third of investments over last decade

From the $939bn invested in major projects between 2008 and 2017, the world’s top 40 mining companies by market cap. wrote-off $273bn or 29% of the initial capital outlay.

London Metal Exchange moves further towards launch of lithium contract

The London Metal Exchange has asked companies that assess prices of battery-grade lithium to submit proposals to supply a reference for the cash-settled contracts it plans to launch next year.

Australia’s Northern Minerals makes first rare earth from pilot plant

Company aims to be the first significant world producer outside of China of dysprosium, used by electric vehicle makers in the manufacturing of engine magnets.

Peru unit of Plateau Energy finds one of ‘world’s largest’ lithium resource

Company plans to complete a feasibility study next year, which will reveal whether the proposed $800 million, underground lithium-uranium mine can and should be built.

LME moves closer to lithium contract launch with request for pricing providers

Financial Times says the LME will launch a cash-settled lithium contract in the second half of 2019, which would allow traders to speculate on prices for the metal.

Argentina releases mining census, made $1321 million in 2016

Over 1,500 mining companies were operating in the South American country in 2016.

Germany to host Europe's first EV battery plant

BMW already signed up as the factory's main client.

MGX, Belmont set lithium joint venture in Nevada.

Canadian junior MGX has entered into an option agreement to earn into the Kibby Basin lithium brine project, in Nevada.

Panasonic plans to halve cobalt content of car batteries in 2-3 years

Panasonic has already significantly reduced cobalt content, to about 10 percent in its nickel-cobalt-aluminium cathode chemistry.

Chile eases way for foreign-backed miner to take control of Lithium deposit

Salar Blanco, which is 50 percent-owned by Lithium Power International, has dropped a lawsuit against Chile to block state-run Codelco from exploiting a lithium deposit where both have claims.

Foreign-backed miner drops lawsuit against Chile for control of lithium deposit

The Chilean government said Salar Blanco could apply for a special operating license for its Maricunga project.

Tesla to open Shanghai plant with capacity of 500,000 cars a year

Chinese electric vehicle ecosystem continues to expand.

Lithium becomes Chile’s No. 4 mining export

Shipments of the key ingredient for making batteries that power electric cars and high tech devices climbed 47% in 2017 to $684.2 million.

The Vancouver junior shaking up the lithium mining industry

MGX Minerals is rolling out technology that cleans and harvests lithium from wastewater generated by oil and gas – 80m barrels a day in North America alone.

China's top EV maker starts battery-swap service to lure users

Beijing Electric Vehicle Co.,is preparing for a stock-market listing and starting a battery-swap service to reduce customers’ range anxiety and keep up with similar offerings from rivals.

Automaker shares soar on U.S. proposal to eliminate tariffs

Shares in European carmakers are having their best trading day in two years after a U.S. official floated a proposal to eliminate vehicle-import tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Eramet searches for lithium deposits in Chile, Argentina, Brazil – CEO

"Our priority is to develop our existing lithium deposit in Argentina. But we are also looking for other deposits in Chile, Argentina and Brazil,"- Eramet Chief Executive Officer Christel Bories

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Quebec lithium stock jumps on Korea deal

Canada's Nemaska Lithium now has agreements in place for 90% of production from its Whabouchi hard rock mine and processing plant.

Burning villages, ethnic tensions menace Mozambique gas boom

Women’s cries just after 1 a.m. confirmed Barnabe Samuel Mussa’s worst fears -- an attack was underway.

Bankers have gone AWOL in the race to build more lithium mines

Despite bullish forecasts for global demand, lithium may have a funding problem.

China’s No.1 maker of battery cells for EVs to build plant in Germany

A German battery plant could help ease an expected negative impact in the workforce employed by the local automotive industry.

BHP adds electric vehicles to its light truck fleet

BHP Billiton will add two electric vehicles to its 240 fleet of trucks at its Olympic Dam mine in South Australia. The vehicles are being tested looking at various performance measures, such as the vehicles’ […]