Lithium Mining News

Manganese is energy ciritical

Aside from iron, manganese is the most essential mineral in the production of steel. Which makes manganese the fourth largest traded metal commodity.

Here’s what miners should expect and do in 2017

While companies face different outlooks and challenges depending on the commodity they mine and their size, Deloitte says they should all should be looking for the answer to one common question — “Going forward, where should we play and how can we win?"

The lithium supply and demand story

Why lithium? Great question. In my opinion, it's simultaneously the simplest and most complex metal.

New rare earth miner lists in London, raises $10 million for Burundi project

Rainbow Rare Earths plans to restart the Gakara mine, which operated for 30 years until 1978, and that still holds high grade of the coveted elements.

Financing roundup: Lithium Americas announces $106.5M private placement

Lithium Americas Corp. (TSX:LAC) announced major financings including private placements for an aggregate $106.5 million that highlights the serious interest in the lithium space, particularly from China, as it seeks to obtain access to the raw material that it needs for its battery plants.

International Lithium Corp. announces strategic changes

International Lithium Corp. announces that Kirill Klip, the President of ILC, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, such that he will act as the CEO, President and Chairman of the Company.

Chile injects $975 million into state-owned copper giant Codelco

Moves is expected to help the copper giant cope with a recently passed law that forces it to give 10% of its revenues to the armed forces.

Infographic – The history of solar energy, going back to 4,000 B.C.

Harvesting the power of the sun has been a human endeavor since the beginning of civilization.

This start-up plans to be a top lithium miner in the UK

Cornish Lithium Limited is hoping to lead the development of a lithium industry in the UK after acquiring the rights to drill for the mineral in the ancient mining region of Cornwall.

Fortune Minerals announces appointment of PWC as Financial Advisor to arrange NICO project financing

Lithium-ion battery demand for cobalt and supply chain concerns contribute to favorable financing environment.

Lithium producers can’t expand fast enough to meet demand: An interview with Orocobre CEO Richard Seville

Orocobre is the only junior lithium producer in the world.

Canadian Wealth Minerals to acquire Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

The project, known as Laguna Verde, is located in the country’s north, known for its vast salt flats under which experts say there is enough of the commodity to supply the world for decades.

Vanadium redox flow batteries: the next big wave after lithium batteries

One of the largest issues with wind and solar energy sources is the need to store and release the electrical energy produced. A promising storage technology is vanadium redox flow batteries that will increase the demand for vanadium.

Capital allocation: Canadian miners' top priority for 2017

With fluctuating commodity prices, the top priorities for Canadian miners next year will be capital allocation, strategic deal making and employing new technology and innovations, a report shows.

Chinese-Korean group to build $2 billion lithium batteries plant in Chile

Based on the conglomerate's estimates, opening such plant would increase value of the product 35 times, comparing to what it could be obtained by just selling it as lithium carbonate.

Mining accidents in China to spike as country digs more coal

In the last week alone, seven miners have been killed and 22 others remain trapped, following two accidents in local coal operations.

China the centre of lithium universe

Beijing is pushing for zev mandate: 8% of new cars to be electric by 2018, 12% by 2020.

Australian rare earths company picks construction contractor

Potentially the first rare earths mine outside China to recover heavy rare earth elements passed another milestone this week.

Brazil: Overhaul of mining sector likely to face significant political resistance

The government has also said it supports introducing a new mining code, but previous attempts to introduce new legislation have been stalled for several years due to political and industry resistance.

Canadian rare earths mine to transport ore using airships 

The unique hybrid airships will shuttle between Quest’s Strange Lake open pit mine in Northern Québec and Schefferville.

China relaxes coal mining restrictions as supply tightens

Fresh rules aim to counter surging prices for the nation’s top energy source.

Chilean mining costs highest in the world, despite saving measures

Production costs in Chile, the world’s No. 1 copper producer, were 5.4% higher last year when compared to its global peers’ average.

FLSmidth to supply key pyroprocessing equipment to Chinese lithium plant in Australia

FLSmidth has signed a contract for the supply of pyroprocessing and comminution equipment for Tianqi Lithium Australia's lithium hydroxide processing plant, which will be located in Kwinana, Western Australia.

CAT and Trimble to strengthen mining technology collaboration

As part of the deal, CAT is expected to become the primary sales, marketing, distribution and support channel for Trimble’s Connected Mine platform.

The lithium boom has a new player in Argentina

Bob Moriarty of 321 Gold discusses a company that has hit the ground running in Argentina's lithium triangle.