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.
Lithium Mining News
Breakthrough discovery backed by the US government replaces cobalt with iron in lithium-ion batteries – enabling much cheaper, longer lasting batteries.
The bulk of new capacity would come online in 2019.
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.
The policy would aim to identify new domestic sources of critical minerals and increase domestic exploration, mining, recycling, etc.
New acquisition would increase the Canadian company's holdings in Salta to 8,664 hectares.
The penny stock surged 250 percent in October when both the price of lithium and a benchmark of producers posted single-digit returns.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reduce dependency of critical minerals used in everything from batteries to phones.
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.
Gold miners closed $163M, about two-thirds of total money raised in October.
Chinese investment firm NextView has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares and warrants of Canadian Lithium X.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
While "everyone knows there are great opportunities" for nickel in the EV sector, "prices are not there", according to Vale Chief Exec Fabio Schvartsman,
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.
Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of EVs and the batteries powering them.
On Thursday, Potash Corp CEO Jochen Tilk met with authorities in Chile as the company tries to divest its minority stake in lithium miner SQM.
Glencore has increased production of the metals used to make electric car batteries faster than its major mining rivals, according to an industry-wide analysis that shows the scale of a strategy that has big prospective risks and rewards.
For the past two years the silvery-white metal has been a darling of the junior mining investment space, and for good reason.
President and director Martin Vidal has left the post effective November 30.
After a nine-month search, the miner has picked the current leader of the remuneration committee, Simon Thompson, to assume the post in March 2018.
Ron Struthers of Struthers Resource Stock Report surveys the battery metals field and profiles one company he believes could be a new LIB anode supplier.