Plant means jobs for 6,500 people.
Sector on verge of major breakout.
Hundreds of thousands have died over the years at the city's main silver mine, as a direct result of cave-ins, overwork, hunger and disease.
Two vehicle models to be built on same assembly line.
Available in 2017 for $35,000.
Superchargers replenish half a charge in as little as 20 minutes.
Metals, minerals play critical roles in smartphones, electric vehicles.
The country is also struggling with rising energy cost, which threatens the competitiveness of its copper industry and poses a major challenge for new developments.
Tesla has dubbed its $5-billion pet project, the "Gigafactory," and it could be up and running by 2017, prompting the need for battery-grade materials like graphite, lithium and cobalt.
CEO Elon Musk, credited with much of Tesla`s success, did not actually start the company.
Government created yesterday a national commission that will work on a new state policy for the exploitation of lithium.
The law, the first major overhaul of the country’s mining sector since 1997, denies cooperatives the right to partner with private companies, whether domestic or foreign.
The electric motor company's plans to double the globe's battery output will up graphite demand 152%, but sourcing cobalt outside the Congo could prove difficult.
In this interview with The Mining Report, economist Daniela Desormeaux, founder of signumBOX and widely quoted expert on industrial chemicals, shines a light on the lithium industry for investors looking for a new opportunity.
The correction in the lithium ETF may be an opportunity for long-term believers in the electrification of automobiles.
Mining cooperatives will now be able to enter into contracts with private companies by forming “mixed companies” with the State.
Bolivian President Evo Morales and leaders of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives have formed a commission to quickly redraft at least three controversial articles of the recently-approved ruling.
France resurrects its 17th century economic policy, sets up state miner to explore for rare earths and gold focusing on francophone Africa and South America.
The precarious conditions gold miners face daily have forced them to demand a swiftly approval of regulations.
Researcher see usage in portable electronics in as soon as three years.
The bill generally adds certain requirements to the application for conversion, most of which codify existing industry best practices.
Quality will win out, says Levi Spry, senior resources analyst at GMP Securities Australia.
Canada Lithium Corp shares were marked down more than 8% on Tuesday on massive volumes, after announcing bought-deal financing that investors thought were selling the company cheaply.
Less state involvement, possible lifting of ban on ore exports and smoother licensing process envisaged for South Asian nation.
Lowly lead predicted to be 2014's best performing metal.
Mining operations continued at a reduced level and approximately 100,000 tonnes of ore remain on stockpile at the crusher.
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