The Trump administration is strategizing to reduce import reliance for metals "critical to the economic and national security of the United States."
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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.
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.
Alberta's E3 Metals Corp. developed a chemical extraction process that allows lithium to be produced in hours.
MINING.com discusses the state of private equity investment in mining with Michael Scherb founder of Appian Capital.
SQM shares plunge after Tanqi Lithium acquisition seems to indicate cooling fervour for lithium assets.
The Asian firm has bought a 24% stake in Chile’s Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM), one of the world’s biggest lithium producers.
Despite mining contributing about 6 per cent of the country's GDP, a study revealed that almost six out of 10 of young Australians know nothing at all about mining careers.
The experts developed a new process for creating lithium metal that may boost the energy and capacity of rechargeable batteries.
Vancouver-based Strongbow Exploration expects the London listing to help it raise 25 million pounds ($34 million) over the next 18 months, which will use to study the feasibility of resuming production at the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall.
The world’s largest potash miner said it expected to have an announcement on the matter by the end of June.
Australia's Lithium Power International and Canada's Bearing Lithium have sued Chile to block state-run Codelco from exploiting a lithium deposit where both have claims.
Chinese companies continue to aggressively try securing steady supply of lithium, a key ingredient in the making of batteries that power electric cars.
Electric vehicle manufacturer has reduced cobalt usage in its batteries by 59%.
Lack of new projects, investment deficit and increasing political risk will hit supply of cobalt, lithium, copper and nickel, key metals for making the batteries that power electric cars.
Australian lithium producer Galaxy Resources said it was evaluating “strategic options” for its project in Argentina, which remains in the feasibility stage.
If China’s Tianqi grabs a stake in Chile’s SQM, the world’s lowest cost lithium miner, it would mean the top three producers would control at least 80% of the total market, Chile’s government has said.
The machinery manufacturer logged earnings of $2.82 per share on revenue of $12.9 billion, surpassing expectations.
China already actively seeking opportunities.
"There is a legitimate concern on the side of the vehicle manufacturers."
When it comes to new lithium mine supply how soon is now?
New investors are being pulled into the mining industry as demand and prices for battery materials like lithium and cobalt spike.
The Sí a la Tierra Viva platform rejects the miner's proposal.
Researchers at West Virginia University expect to start extracting, refining and taking to market rare earth elements in a couple of years.
Nemaska Lithium agreement with private equity giant Orion Mine Finance comes a week after $100B Japanese technology fund bought a stake in Quebec-based firm.