Lithium Mining News

How China is locking up critical resources in the US’s own backyard

China’s global resource grab, and the ramifications for the rest of the world, are on my radar screen. Are they on yours? If not, maybe they should be.

The raw materials that fuel the Green Revolution

A full green shift still requires plenty of natural resources- they're just not the traditional fossil fuels we're used to.

Rio Tinto pulls offer for stake in world’s largest lithium miner

Decision doesn’t mean the miner has abandoned plans to capitalize on the electric-car boom, sources familiar with the matter say.

Electric cars market threatened by potential cobalt tax hike in Congo

The nation, responsible for about two thirds of global output, plans to increase tax on cobalt to 5% from 2%.

Bacanora seeks expansion of German lithium project with newly acquired exploration licence

The Falkenhain deposit, in the German state of Saxony, is located about 5 km from another Bacanora asset in Germany — the 50%-owned Zinnwald lithium project.

Canadian junior plunges ahead with three cobalt projects in B.C.

Vancouver-based Cruz Cobalt is ready to kick off an airborne work program at its three B.C.-based properties amid high prices for the commodity

$900M Australian rare earths mine given state approval

The mine could supply up to 10% of world demand for neodymium and praseodymium, used in the manufacture of magnets for wind turbines, and electric vehicles.

CHARTS: Big mining's surge in value shames tech giants

The mining cycle turned two years ago – gains for the sector's largest companies have far outpaced stocks like Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook since.

Cobalt price bulls' worst fears may just have been confirmed

Breakthrough discovery backed by the US government replaces cobalt with iron in lithium-ion batteries – enabling much cheaper, longer lasting batteries.

Chile and Argentina to lead lithium output growth after 2018

The bulk of new capacity would come online in 2019.

Chris Berry: Consolidation and M&A coming to the lithium space in 2018

There is a powerful economic tail-wind in play right now. Battery technology and prices are continuing to get cheaper, Solar, wind, and batteries are all getting more affordable and as technology improves the energy metals look increasingly promising.

U.S. launches effort to reduce reliance on imports or critical minerals

The policy would aim to identify new domestic sources of critical minerals and increase domestic exploration, mining, recycling, etc.

Millennial expands lithium operations in Argentina

New acquisition would increase the Canadian company's holdings in Salta to 8,664 hectares.

Lithium rookie posts dizzying gain as promoter praises

The penny stock surged 250 percent in October when both the price of lithium and a benchmark of producers posted single-digit returns.

Trump signs order to boost U.S. production of critical minerals

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reduce dependency of critical minerals used in everything from batteries to phones.

Value of top 50 mining companies surge $140 billion in 2017

More than half the 2017 combined market cap gains for the world's largest listed miners accrued to just five firms as gold producers drop out of top 10.

Lithium companies raise US$42 million in October

Gold miners closed $163M, about two-thirds of total money raised in October.

NextView to acquire Lithium X Energy Corp.

Chinese investment firm NextView has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares and warrants of Canadian Lithium X.

The rise and fall of a mining company that tried to buy Harrods

From Cecil Rhodes’s legacy in southern Africa to takeover battles gripping the British public and a massacre at one of its mines, the 106-year-old epic that’s Lonmin risks entering its final act.

BMW throws fuel on cobalt price fire: 'we'll need 10x as much'

“We’ve been intensively focusing on how to manage future cobalt supply for a year now. Before, it wasn’t clear just how quickly demand will accelerate.”

Bacanora Minerals Ltd strategic cornerstone investor & offtake agreement

NextView Capital agreed to acquire a 19.89% equity interest in Bacanora via placement of 32,976,635 common shares in the Company at 94.53 $1.26 per share.

Chile politics put Potash in tight spot on SQM stake sale

There is a lot at stake for Potash Corp, which purchased its interest in SQM piecemeal a decade ago and could stand to earn billions in the transaction.

This is how much copper, nickel, cobalt an electric vehicle world needs

Glencore's all in to supply surging demand for copper, nickel and cobalt from electric vehicle boom but CEO Ivan Glasenberg has "zero interest" in lithium.

Vale's reality check for nickel's electric vehicle dreams: Andy Home

While "everyone knows there are great opportunities" for nickel in the EV sector, "prices are not there", according to Vale Chief Exec Fabio Schvartsman,

Canadian junior to acquire five lithium projects

Azincourt says the 6,000-hectare land package included in its agreement with New Age Metals represents the largest mineral claim holdings of projects for the lithium group or type of minerals in the Bird River Greenstone Belt.