Mining News Pro - Southern Copper Corp, one of the world`s biggest copper producers, is considering an investment in a lithium project in Mexico that has also attracted interest from a Chinese firm, the company`s chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday.

Mining News Pro - Chilean lithium miner SQM on Thursday received environmental approval to expand its lithium carbonate production plant, the local environmental regulator told Reuters, marking a milestone as the company seeks to boost output of the coveted ultralight battery metal.

Mining News Pro - After completing its phase two and three drill programs at its flagship Cauchari lithium project in Jujuy, Argentina, Advantage Lithium has more than doubled the project’s resource. Based on its new measured and indicated resources, the company says Cauchari is now Argentina’s second largest development project.

Mining News Pro - With the global race to secure lithium heating up in 2016, Chile`s president Michelle Bachelet wanted to be sure her country seized the moment. Home to half the world`s lithium reserves, Chile tapping its state-run miner Codelco to ramp up production seemed a sure bet.

Mining News Pro - Lithium miners have set their eyes on Portugal, a country that doesn’t scream “mining” like other jurisdictions, but which already is Europe`s biggest producer of the commodity, thanks to the surge in popularity of electric vehicles (EVs).

Mining News Pro - Engineering services company Civmec has been chosen by Albemarle to construct a lithium hydroxide plant in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Lepidico has switched its attention from producing lithium carbonate to high purity lithium hydroxide due to customer preferences for the battery compound.

Mining News Pro - Lithium Australia has identified a metallurgical process route which may provide security for the European renewable energy industry.

Mining News Pro - Nemaska Lithium`s stock plummeted Wednesday after disclosing it has been forced to revise the budget for the Whabouchi lithium mine and Shawinigan electrochemical plant upward by C$375 million

Mining News Pro - Altura Mining is closing in on its capacity target of 220,000 tonnes per year at its flagship lithium project at Pilgangoora, Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Vancouver-based Lithium Energy Products announced that it entered into a binding letter of intention with American Strategic Minerals to acquire 100% of its assets, including the Lost Sheep fluorite mine in Juab County, Utah.

Mining News Pro - Finland’s Keliber has appointed Carnegie Investment Bank and Nordea Bank as advisers for the equity financing for the company’s mining and lithium chemical production project.

Mining News Pro - The country holding the world’s largest reserves of lithium says it’s one step closer to becoming a manufacturing hub for rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles.

Mining News Pro - When Germany signed a deal last month to help Bolivia exploit its huge lithium reserves, it hailed the venture as a deepening of economic ties with the South American country.

Mining News Pro - Chile State development agency Corfo said on Thursday it had reached a deal with the world`s top lithium miner, Albemarle, to resolve a contract dispute and would not file a previously threatened arbitration lawsuit against the US-based producer.

Mining News Pro - ion at the Finniss lithium project on track for the end of 2019,” Biggins said.

Mining News Pro - Galaxy Resources has continued to perform positively at its global operations at Mt Cattlin (Western Australia), Sal de Vida (Argentina) and James Bay (Canada) throughout the December quarter to finish the period with zero debt.

Mining News Pro - Vancouver-based QMC Quantum Minerals is arranging for SGS Canada to conduct metallurgical tests on samples from its Irgon lithium project in the southeast part of the province. The property lies within the Cat Lake-Winnipeg River rare-element pegmatite field.

Mining News Pro - Canadian junior American Lithium Corp. (TSXV: LI) is expanding its footprint into the critical battery metals sector by agreeing to buy Alaska Nevada Mining’s 100% interest in the Extinction Ridge vanadium project in Nevada, USA.

Mining News Pro - European Metals has confirmed that it received an offer from Krupa Global Investments (KGI) to purchase the largest lithium deposit in Europe, Cinovec, northwest of Prague.

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