Lithium Mining News

Lithium demand on the rise

The U.S. decision last month to launch a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export initiative should turn out to be yet another boon for lithium producers, who are or will be trying to sell into a growing lithium ion battery market for technological and electric car uses.

Vanadium Boost Would Give Batteries More Juice

Don't look now, but vanadium demand is ramping up, according to Jon Hykawy, head of global research with Toronto-based Byron Capital Markets. Vanadium is mostly used to strengthen steel, but the metal could see its demand dramatically increase if battery manufacturers start using it to boost power output in lithium-vanadium cells. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Jon talks about some potential demand drivers for vanadium and some companies looking to capitalize on the impending boost in vanadium use.

Canada Lithium arranges $110-M toward Quebec project

Toronto's Canada Lithium is arranging a $110-million bought deal financing that is earmarked for partial development of its Quebec lithium mine 60 km north of Val d'Or, Canadian Mining Journal reports.

The electric car is not the future: Fisher

Rare earth and lithium boosters beware. Ken Fisher, chairman and chief executive officer of Fisher Investments Inc., recommends Fiat since the company's management is not pursuing its own electric car. "They understand the trend that […]

SKM Wins Lithium Project in Argentina

Global engineering, project delivery and sciences firm Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has been appointed by Orocobre to undertake the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS)for the Salar de Olaroz lithium project in Argentina. Read more

South Crofty to breathe life back into Cornish mining with gold and lithium, and more

South Crofty and Cornwall in general mean a lot to hard rock mining people from England. The county was the world's leading metal producer back in the 1860s. So, its good to hear from Barry Wills that Europe's last working tin mine, which closed 12 years ago, is on the brink of reopening as a polymetallic [...]

South Crofty to breathe life back into Cornish mining with gold and lithium, and more

South Crofty and Cornwall in general mean a lot to hard rock mining people from England. The county was the world's leading metal producer back in the 1860s. So, its good to hear from Barry Wills that Europe's last working tin mine, which closed 12 years ago, is on the brink of reopening as a polymetallic [...]

Galaxy Resources to use solar and wind energy at Australian lithium mine

Galaxy Resources has placed an order with Swan Energy to install 15 large solar panels and two wind turbines generating a total 214 MWh/y of clean green energy at its lithium operation in Ravensthorpe. The company will be the first mine site in Australia to install the state-of-the-art solar generation tracking technology which will supplement [...]

New Mine Development on SupplyMine – Kings Valley Lithium Project

The Kings Valley Lithium project is located approximately 100 km north-northwest of Winnemucca and 40 km west-northwest of Orovada, Nevada, U.S.A. Positive Scoping Study results were released on January 12, 2010 by Western Lithium Canada […]