Lithium Mining News

PotashCorp mulls selling stake in Chilean lithium producer SQM — report

Move would seek to secure approval for its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium, creating the world’s largest potash miner worth about $36 billion.

Vancouver company finds faster way to extract lithium from oil

MGX Minerals says it is possible to get lithium from oil-extraction wastewater in just a few days

Argentina to ramp up exploration

Mining Development sub-secretary expects exploration activities to rise by 2 per cent in 2017

10% of Mexico’s territory available for mining

Active mining concessions add up to 25,716

S. Korea's SK Innovation starts production of batteries with more nickel

South Korea’s SK Innovation said on Thursday it has started commercial production of lithium-ion batteries with an increased portion of nickel, while reducing the usage of expensive components such as cobalt to extend battery life and cut costs.

Bacanora to complete Sonora lithium project feasibility study this year

Final study focuses on a two-phase open pit mine and lithium carbonate processing facility with a life of over 20 years.

A critical Q&A with Nemaska Lithium CEO Guy Bourassa

The Critical Investor sits down with Nemaska Lithium CEO Guy Bourassa to discuss the company's latest financing, plant construction and mine development.

US researchers find unexpected new source of much-needed lithium

Lithium needed for rechargeable batteries used in high tech devices and electric cars might soon be extracted from calderas surrounding dormant supervolcanoes.

Ross Beaty: “Trump will be forgotten”

In an exclusive Critical Resource Q&A, leading mining entrepreneur Ross Beaty gives his investment tips, puts the boot in on the Trump agenda, and calls for more renewables and less consumption to avoid ecological collapse.

Tech guru unveils new battery to challenge lithium-ion

The rise of electric vehicles and the quest to find solutions to energy storage for the renewables industry have created a breeding ground for tech experts to develop battery technologies.

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

Did Google just tackle the biggest problem in energy?

Any news about energy storage advancement is bound to make a splash. After all, storage is the main stumbling block for renewable energy.

Caterpillar in search of new CFO as Halverson to retire next year

Brad Halverson has spent nearly three decades with the mining and construction equipment maker.

Electric vehicles no threat to oil prices anytime soon

Hardly a day goes by without another media report about the impending demise of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) as petroleum powered cars and trucks are replaced by uber-clean Electric Vehicles (EV).

American Manganese completes recycling of 100% of cathode materials

The company plans to build and begin operating a hydrometallurgical plant to prove continuous recovery of cathode material

Electric car industry faces a looming supply storage

“Lithium is the new oil,” goes the saying in electric vehicle (EV) circles.

Batteries and renewables to start displacing gas in South Australia by 2025

Battery costs to fall 50% - beginning to compete with gas.

Junior miners talk new opportunities, and challenges

While the mood at the recent Junior Indaba mining event was sombre when it came to South Africa’s policy environment, there were some interesting opportunities being mooted for minerals like lithium.

Caterpillar earnings beat estimates, shares hit five-year high

It now expects adjusted earnings per share to come in at $5, significantly higher than the $3.75 it had forecast just three months ago and almost doubled the $2.90 it had originally projected for the year.

Rio Tinto, Serbia in outline deal to move giant lithium project forward

Major miner Rio Tinto and the Serbian government on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to speed up development of Rio's giant deposit of jadarite, a mineral unique to Serbia that contains lithium.

New African rare earth mine to start production by year-end

Gakara mine, which operated for 30 years until 1978, is expected to restart commercial production in the fourth quarter of the year.

B.C. sits atop untapped lithium reservoirs: entrepreneur

Chemist says geothermal reservoirs could also produce electricity

Clean energy transition to increase demand for minerals — World Bank

Big winners will be aluminum, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, steel, and zinc and rare earth minerals such as indium, molybdenum, and neodymium.

Chile receives 12 bids for value-added lithium projects

Twelve companies from seven countries have applied to manufacture lithium-linked products in Chile, officials told journalists on Monday, in what they called a victory for the mining country's push to add value to its exports.

Private capital says no to mining

Study shows Q2 2017 new private capital for natural resources investment dropped to lowest since 2011 and not a single mining fund were able to raise money.