Lithium Mining News

Shares in lithium giant fall on disappointing auction

Chilean lithium producer SQM shares punished after $1 billion of shares auctioned below ruling price.

Tharisa may join $4.2bn Zimbabwe platinum project

Tharisa would join Karo Resources, founded by mining entrepreneur Loucas Pouroulis, in building the mine.

Electric vehicles on the road to triple by 2020 — IEA

The number of electric cars, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric passenger light-duty vehicles, increased by 57% in 2017 from the previous year.

Lithium Chile, a perfect storm

Mining lithium in the salars of Chile and Argentina is much more cost-effective than hardrock mining.

Biggest electric vehicle battery IPO valuation cut in half

Time to curb your enthusiasm about the electric vehicle boom and surging demand, prices for lithium, cobalt, nickel, rare earth and graphite?

Australia's Galaxy Resources to sell tenements in Argentina to POSCO for $280 mln

The land is located in the northern area of the giant Salar del Hombre Muerto salt flat.

Early stage projects are located in mining-friendly jurisdictions

Worldwide there are over 30,000 exploration projects.

Scientists one step closer to producing more efficient lithium-ion batteries

They deposited copper on the ion-bombarded graphite.

Lithium Chile spins out base metals

PREMIUM CONTENT - Although Lithium Chile (TSXV: LITH) has been a lithium-focused company since 2015, that wasn’t always the case. It went public in 2011 under the name Kairos Capital, and did so with six copper-gold prospects in Chile.

In lithium hot spot, ghost towns recall another boom gone bust

While lithium today isn’t the linchpin of Chile’s economy (that would be copper), miners are aggressively expanding production.

Lithium price: Massive supply response gets underway

SQM, world no 3 lithium miner, plans to nearly quadruple capacity in fewer than three years – to the equivalent of 84% of global output last year.

Report: Mining needs $100–$150 billion to meet EV demand

McKinsey asks if the availability and rising prices of cobalt, lithium, copper and nickel will constrain greater electric vehicle penetration.

Chile high court declines to weigh in on lithium spat at Maricunga

In a written decision, it said it was "the responsibility of the lower-court judge" who is reviewing the case and was not a constitutional issue.

What are "critical" minerals and what is the US going to do about them?: Andy Home

The Trump administration is strategizing to reduce import reliance for metals "critical to the economic and national security of the United States."

Mergers and acquisitions in Canada stage exceptional comeback in Q1

However, the Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — dropped 8% in the three months to March 2018.

Chile's SQM says will boost lithium capacity by 2021

Chilean miner SQM said on Thursday that it would invest $525 million to boost its lithium production capacity in Chile through 2021.

Mining companies still reluctant to tap Argentina deposits

Lack of clarity on environmental rules, overlapping federal and local taxes, and regulations that vary from province to province continue to loom over proposed mines.

Petro-Lithium production represents diversification of Alberta’s energy economy

Alberta's E3 Metals Corp. developed a chemical extraction process that allows lithium to be produced in hours.

Australia's Prospect Resources closing in on Zimbabwe lithium financing

The Australian-listed company expects to secure more than $55 million in funding for the first phase of the Arcadia Lithium project.

Electric vehicle rush fuels optimism at LME Asia Week

Chinese cobalt producers such as Jinchuan Group and Wanbao Mining said they were ramping up production to sate an anticipated demand boom from EVs.

China tightens grip on global battery metals with Chile deal

Chengdu-based Tianqi is seeking to almost triple production capacity through 2020.

The big battery boom hits another roadblock: fire-fearing cities

 The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe.

US confirms list of 35 key minerals, targets domestic supply boost

Uranium and key rechargeable battery metals lithium and cobalt are on a final list of 35 critical minerals that the US deems essential to national security.

It's time to regulate the lithium cartel

There is an emerging oligopoly in one of the hottest elements on the periodic table, lithium.