Lithium Mining News

Mining’s Tesla moment: DeepGreen harvests clean metals from the seafloor

A first look at DeepGreen Resources, a seafloor mining startup partnered with Glencore, Maersk, and Fiore Group to disrupt the metals industry and defend the environment.

Super power: Are rechargeable batteries transforming the mining sector?

There are signs of resurgence in the mining industry, driven in large part by the boom in storage technology.

$16K in gold bullion up for grabs in new stock-picking contest from Stockpools & Kitco

Junior mining investor enthusiasts will be duelling it out for the big money when the next contest by Stockpools and Kitco is launched the first week of June.

Battery electric vehicles underground guideline published

Joint venture between GMSG and CMIC results in best practices guide for the mining industry.

China and India on aggressive electric vehicle push

China and India are rolling out plans to dramatically accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), initiatives that have prompted the IEA to take notice and promise a review its long-term oil demand forecast.

5 clean energy innovations that could transform our world

Innovations in energy storage, smart grid, and electricity generation technologies will affect every part of the source-to-consumer supply chain for powering the planet.

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.

Pilbara Minerals vaults 30% on Chinese offtake deal

Australian lithium explorer Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) took a big step today towards its goal of becoming a low-cost lithium producer, by completing offtake arrangements for its flagship Pilgangoora project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Big oil betting on electric vehicles

Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA's chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030.

Elon Musk's worst nightmare: child labor and cobalt supply

Lithium-ion batteries contain more cobalt than lithium, says Lior Gantz of the Wealth Research Group, and discusses the element's predicted shortage.

Czech mining industry pins hopes of revival on lithium

The European country holds between 1.2 to 1.4 million tonnes of lithium, located mostly around the tiny village of Cinovec, on the border with Germany.

Caterpillar soars as first quarter sales jump for first time in over two years

The giant equipment maker's quarterly profit surged past estimates helped by a recovery in most of its end markets.

MGX Minerals receives independent confirmation of rapid lithium extraction process

As reported by SRC, the Company’s proprietary design process was successful in recovering up to 83.7% lithium (Li) and concentrating 461 ppm Li from a 71 ppm representative sample of formation brine originating from the Sturgeon Lake oilfield.

Recent Escondida strike may push Chile into recession

Analysts believe that would increase the chances of the country joining Latin America’s ongoing political drift to the right in November’s elections.

Plateau Uranium announces LOI for initial uranium offtake from Peruvian project

The deal with Curzon Resources could be the first potential sale of 7% the of future production from the Macusani project

Chile’s Codelco sets up lithium subsidiary

The unit is expected to help speed up the approval of legislation that allows the exploration and exploitation of the country’s vast lithium deposits.

Bacanora Minerals soars on deal to supply lithium to Japan’s Hanwa

Transaction will see the Tokyo-based trader acquiring up to 100% of the output coming from Bacanora's Sonora lithium project in Mexico.

Escondida strike less damaging to Chile’s copper output than thought — report

Experts expect the country, which accounts for more 30% of the world's copper supply, to produce 5.4 million tonnes of the metal in 2017, slightly down from the 5.5mnt it yielded last year.

The great Nevada lithium rush to fuel the new economy

At least six startups have recently placed or leased claims in the area. They join North Carolina-based Albemarle Corp., whose recently acquired Silver Peak mine and processing operation has been unearthing lithium from Clayton Valley’s brines since the mid-1960s.

Wealth Minerals begins sampling at Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

Wealth Minerals Ltd., reports that it has initiated an extensive lake-brine sampling and project evaluation program at the Laguna Verde Lithium Project in Chile.

Miners to spend $21 billion on exploration by 2025

Equipment and services suppliers will have to wait at least another year until they can fully feel the impact of this trend, says CSA Global — the world's second-largest mining sector consultancy.

One World Minerals Inc. announces second phase work program including 4000m of drilling on its Rico Litio Lithium Project

One World Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce the start of a second phase exploration program on the Company’s Rico Litio lithium property located in the State of California Baja Norte, Mexico.

Manganese – the third electric vehicle metal no one is talking about

Manganese is a critical and irreplaceable element used in steel production and used widely as a battery component.

MGX Minerals acquires 110,000 acres of Paradox Basin, Utah oil and gas leases

MGX Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce it has entered into a Joint Operating Agreement with a private vendor to act as operator and acquire a 75% working interest in certain underlying Oil and Gas Leases located contiguous to the Company’s Lisbon Valley petrolithium project.

Lithium suppliers can’t keep up with skyrocketing demand

Near the extinct volcano known as Monte Pissis, high in the Andes on the Chile-Argentina border, is a prime location for lithium, the silvery-white metal used in the production of lithium-ion batteries.