Lithium Mining News

China’s Ganfeng Lithium lands three-year contract to supply Tesla

Deal will see China’s No.1 producer of lithium supplying 20 percent of its production to the electric cars maker.

Nickel's "electric premium" crushed by trade tensions

Nickel has finally succumbed to the base metals price rout.

Lithium Power closer to start mining at Chile’s Maricunga

The Maricunga project in northern Chile has seen significant past exploration, with over $30 million spent to date.

How an Aussie miner and American tech company plan to extract lithium quickly in Argentina

Lake Resources and Lilac Solutions claim they can produce lithium carbonate or lithium chloride more rapidly and at a lower cost than others.

Chile lawmakers mull additional mining tax for copper, lithium

The proposed tax, to be applied on the nominal value of extracted metals, would affect copper miners that produce more than 12,000 tonnes of the metal and those extracting 50,000 tonnes of lithium a year.

Don’t underestimate lithium-ion battery demand for nickel

The focus on lithium-ion batteries seems to reflect supply and demand of lithium and cobalt but it would be very wrong not to include nickel.

Ruling leaves Kidman, SQM’s Australian lithium project in limbo

Partners may lose their right to develop the Mt Holland lithium project after a recommendation by a unit of the West Australian government that regulates mining leases.

France's Saft targets new generation battery production from 2020

Saft, Siemens, Solvay and Manz teamed up in February to develop high-density liquid electrolyte lithium-ion and solid-state batteries.

Electric cars give new life to mine excavated for nuclear power

Demand for a new generation of electric vehicles is breathing life into an Alpine mine.

Chilean regulator says agreement reached with Tianqi on SQM stake sale

The court is scheduled to hear the details of the settlement agreement on Sept. 13, and is slated to make a decision on the case by Oct. 4, the FNE said in a statement.

Mining exploration spending in Australia jumps to 5-year high

Drilling at new projects up 57% as spending on gold exploration reaches 21-year high.

Lithium price plunge claims first victim

Namibia's Desert Lion Energy ceases all operations as Chinese lithium prices plummet to three-year lows – down by half since the start of 2018.

Tesla’s cobalt-light batteries seen providing cost advantage

Batteries made by the U.S. manufacturer and its Japanese partner, Panasonic Corp., require less cobalt, the metal whose price has shot up.

Neo Lithium lining up partner for $490m Argentine venture

The project, which straddles salt flats and lakes across 135 square miles near the Chilean border, is billed as having high concentrations of lithium.

A glass half full or a glass half empty for lithium producers

Metal bulletin reasearch’s forecast is for the lithium market to shift into a supply surplus this year and as such we have expected prices to fall.

Dyson moves ahead on $2.6 billion e-car plan with test track

Dyson Ltd., best known for its vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, is charging ahead with a 2-billion-pound effort to start building electric cars.

Birimian eyes 2020 production at $199m Mali lithium mine

The Goulamina mine is one of the world’s largest undeveloped high-grade lithium deposits and will represent 15% of the current global lithium supply.

China's Ganfeng Lithium files for Hong Kong listing

Ganfeng Lithium Co Ltd has filed for a Hong Kong stock market flotation, betting on a rise in demand for lithium as electric cars become more mainstream.

Why battery miners are swarming Europe’s biggest rock collection

Being home to Europe’s biggest rock collection has finally come in handy for Sweden

In Chilean desert, global thirst for lithium is fuelling a 'water war'

In Chile, threats of a government crackdown on over-usage of water often ring hollow. Mines need water, and the country´s copper-driven economy needs mines.

Western Australia sees wave of lithium and coal projects

Over the next few years, the lithium sector in Western Australia will benefit from project expenditure of several billion dollars.

World’s ‘most beautiful’ electric car to hit the road in 2020

Announcement is nothing but good news to battery metals miners, which have seen demand for their mined commodities soar in the past year.

POSCO to buy lithium mining rights in Argentina from Galaxy

The $280-million deal gives POSCO a package of mining tenements for 17,500 hectares of land in the northern area of the Salar del Hombre Muerto salt flat in Argentina.

Reduced cobalt electric car batteries delayed amid price fall

"Poorer life cycle, reduced safety and misrepresented relative cost savings are all major concerns for electric vehicle producers."

Chile’s lithium giant SQM sees prices falling further this year

But the world's second largest producer said they will remain higher than the average reached last year.