Lithium Mining News

Canada's Wealth Minerals, Chinese firm to bid for world’s largest lithium miner

The two firms are just the latest names in a long list of companies that includes major players such as Rio Tinto, interested in grabbing a stake in Chile’s Chemical and Mining Society (SQM).

Rio Tinto's M&A madness

Some companies are good at takeovers. Rio Tinto Group isn't one of them.

Move over Chile, Macri's Argentina wants the mining limelight

Changing glacier law intensifies Argentina’s pro-mining agenda; pipeline of $20 billion beckons as nation bets on extraction.

E3 Metals completes first petro-lithium inferred mineral resource of 1.9 Mt LCE on the Clearwater Property

“This inferred mineral resource is the largest petro-lithium resource in the world announced to date,” says E3 Metals’ CEO Chris Doornbos.

Former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis may become Rio Tinto new chairman

The mining veteran could face competition from internal candidates, including former head of UK gas company Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who now sits on Rio’s board.

Argentina wants to overtake Chile in South America lithium race

Since President Mauricio took office in December 2015 and opened the country to foreign capital, Argentina has received more investment than any other country in the 'lithium triangle'.

Finnish nickel producer, Trafigura tap electric vehicle boom

Trafigura Group provides $200m in funding to Finland's Terrafame nickel mine, which plans to start producing material for electric vehicle batteries by 2020.

This Aussie miner is about to break into South Korea lithium sector

Pilbara Minerals has announced a potential joint venture with two South Korean companies to develop a lithium processing facility in the Asian country.

Rio Tinto joins race for stake in world’s largest lithium miner

Mining giant is eying the 32% interest in SQM that PotashCorp is selling to fulfill China's regulators condition for the approval of the its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium.

Canadian junior miners worth jumps for second year in a row

Aggregate market cap of the top 100 junior mining companies was up 7% to $12.2 billion, a level not seen since 2010, but the group significantly underperformed the Venture Exchange as a whole.

BHP aims for more copper, oil; steers away from EV minerals

BHP CCO Balhuizen says while 2017 marks "tipping point" for EVs entering mainstream of metals demand forecasting, in terms of sales mass move is further off.

Uranium superstar goes all-in on impending nickel crunch

Mike Beck gives a provides a detailed analysis on lithium, uranium, and nickel.

Bacanora Minerals secures land access to flagship lithium project in Mexico

The de-risking milestone is for the company's Sonora project in Mexico, expected to produce 35,000 tonnes a year of lithium carbonate.

Chile sees Codelco's first lithium output in 6 to 7 years

Most of Chile's 7.5 million tonnes in reserves of lithium are found in brine deposits,and take at least seven years to develop.

BHP to step up copper exploration, expansions to meet electric vehicles sector’s rising demand

World's biggest miner is getting ready to provide enough copper for the 140 million electric cars forecast by 2035.

More than 10 firms in the running for Codelco's lithium assets — chairman

The state miner is seeking private-sector partners to develop and exploit its vast Maricunga and Pedernales deposits in the north of Chile.

China's recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain

After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China's streets.

Electric cars yet to turn cobalt market into gold mine – Nornickel

Prices for cobalt metal, used in production of electric vehicle batteries, have tripled to nine-year peaks above $30 a pound from below $10 a pound in late 2015.

Savannah Resources enters the lithium race in Europe

The miner wants to address the needs of European automakers.

The massive impact of EVs on commodities in one chart

What would happen if you flipped a switch, and suddenly every new car that came off assembly lines was electric?

Bacanora secures environmental permit for Sonora project in Mexico

Permit lets Bacanora go-ahead with its 35,000tpa (tons per annum) lithium carbonate operation in Mexico.

E3 Metals assay results confirm Leduc reef trend enriched in lithium across a broader area than originally tested

A total of 43 samples were collected during the Company’s initial sampling program.

MGX Minerals nears completion of first commercial rapid lithium extraction system

MGX and its technology partner, PurLucid, made ground-breaking progress in treating complex brines with high magnesium content.

The electric car blindsides the automakers

An examination of the lithium market and the one company that Ron Struthers (of Struther's Resource Stock Report) believes is in the right place.

Mitsui to build desalination plant for BHP’s Spence copper mine in Chile

The project will be the Japanese company’s first desalination plant and it is estimated to require an investment of around $623 million (70 billion Yen).