Lithium

Mining News Pro - Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB), the world’s No. 1 lithium producer, is delaying plans to add about 125,000 tonnes of processing capacity as an oversupply of the white metal used to make the batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs) and high tech devices continues to drive down prices.

Mining News Pro - Representatives from Tibet Summit Resources announced that they want to invest $180 million in a lithium carbonate plant to be located in Argentina’s Salta province.

Mining News Pro - Albemarle Corp, the world’s largest lithium producer, has revised a deal to buy into Australia’s Mineral Resources Ltd’s Wodgina mine to cut spending on the deal and better cope with a slump in the lithium market.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s Codelco, the world’s top copper miner, has signed a non-binding agreement with foreign-backed miner Salar Blanco to develop a joint lithium project at the little-known Salar de Maricunga salt flat, in the country’s north.

Mining News Pro - Millennial Lithium of Vancouver says the feasibility study for its Pastos Grandes project in the province of Salta is positive. The project will produce battery grade lithium carbonate.

Mining News Pro - European Metals Holdings could begin operations at its Cinovec lithium project in the Czech Republic by mid-2022, and is holding preliminary discussions with potential customers, it said on Monday.

Mining News Pro - Shares in Nemaska Lithium Inc soared on Friday after the company announced it has received a letter of intent for a $460m (C$600m) investment from specialist mining investment firm, Pallinghurst.

Mining News Pro - Sweden is turning its gaze towards Peru and other South American countries for lithium tie-ups amid a global race to lock in supply of the “white gold” metal that is key for the batteries that power electric vehicles.

Mining News Pro - In March 2018, the Chilean government unveiled big news: Corporate investors, including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, would build three factories in Chile to produce battery parts for electric vehicles.

Mining News Pro - Cornish Lithium, a start-up hoping to lead the development of an industry for the battery metal in the UK, became on Friday the first British miner to launch a crowdfunding campaign to finance its hunt for the commodity in the ancient mining region of Cornwall, in south-west England.

Mining News Pro - Private exploration company Strategic Metals Australia (SMA) claims to have discovered a new lithium province in Georgetown, North Queensland.

Mining News Pro - Lepidico has reported first concentrate from its pilot plant leach circuit, marking the start of the ramp up for its first operating campaign of the lithium recovery technology.

Mining News Pro - Pilbara Minerals has achieved record production at its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia during May with its stage one plant capacity reaching 85 per cent.

Mining News Pro - AVZ Minerals has struck a strategic partnership with the world’s largest manufacturers of cobalt chemicals to advance its Manono lithium and tin project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mining News Pro - The UK government will fund a study to assess the feasibility of developing a British lithium supply. A consortium comprising the Natural History Museum, explorer Cornish Lithium and mining consultancy firm Wardell Armstrong.

Mining News Pro - Zenith Minerals has sold its Mt Alexander magnetite iron project in Western Australia to Mount Alexander Iron Ore (MAIO) for $2.75 million.

Mining News Pro - Canadian-based E3 Metals has confirmed the successful production of lithium hydroxide from brine originating from its Alberta lithium project .

Mining News Pro - Emerging lithium miner Sayona Mining has appointed engineering consultancy BBA to review the Authier Lithium Project’s mining plan and DFS, “based on a sustainable approach that delivers genuine benefits to all stakeholders.” The proposed operation is located 45 km northwest of the city of Val d’Or in Quebec, a major mining service hub.

Mining News Pro - Emerging lithium miner Sayona Mining has moved closer to commencing mining at its Authier lithium project in Quebec, Canada.

Mining News Pro - Its refining process was developed in conjunction with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). The two together, Lithium Australia noted, is an elegant and simple means for removing impurities from lithium phosphate and creating a highly refined product.

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