Mining News Pro - WestStar’s SIMPEC business has been awarded an A$8 million ($5.8 million) contract by MSP Engineering at the Tianqi Lithium Kwinana processing plant in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Westgold Resources has decided to sell the majority of its lithium royalties instead of executing its previously planned demerger of the assets.

Mining News Pro - An emerging lithium-boron supplier has appointed an engineering and design firm to complete a definitive feasibility study for a significant lithium project in Nevada, USA.

Mining News Pro - Mali is on track to start lithium production by 2020 and companies have already discovered 694 000 t of exploitable reserves, a senior Mines Ministry official told Reuters.

Mining News Pro - ASX-listed Hipo Resources has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to earn a 60% interest in the Kamola lithium project, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mining News Pro - Chilean environmental regulators have rejected plans by Albemarle Corp.

Mining News Pro - MANITOBA – The joint venture of Azincourt Energy and New Age Metals (both Vancouver-based) has received assays up to 4.1% lithium oxide from the Silverleaf pegmatite samples at their Lithium One project 125 km northeast of Winnipeg.

Mining News Pro - Canadian Securities Exchange-listed exploration juniors Tantalex Resources and International Cobalt Corp (ICC) are considering amalgamating their businesses, joining their operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Idaho Cobalt belt, in the US.

Mining News Pro - Lithium miner Altura Mining has signed an offtake agreement with battery materials producer GFL International for the supply of a minimum of 70 000 t/y of lithium from the recently commissioned Pilgangoora operation, in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Albemarle Corp’s proposed Kemerton lithium plant in the South West region in Western Australia has received its environmental approval from the state government.

Mining News Pro - Albemarle`s claim to have developed a unique process that would more than triple its lithium production from Chile`s Atacama desert without using more water is drawing increased scrutiny from regulators and investors pushing for more details.

Mining News Pro - Project developer Infinity Lithium, formerly Plymouth Minerals, is scouting for a strategic partner for its lithium project in Spain, or to enter into a corporate transaction that “builds shareholder value”, MD and CEO Ryan Parkin said on Monday.

Mining News Pro - A global diversified company, with a vast portfolio spanning a number of resources including lithium, has released an update to a major lithium expansion project.

Mining News Pro - Earlier this year, the world’s two biggest lithium producers publicly celebrated new deals with Chile’s government that will allow them to vastly increase output of the ultralight battery metal from the Atacama, the world’s driest desert.

Mining News Lithium producer Livent Corp (LTHM.N) fell 3.6 percent in its market debut on Thursday after being priced at the lower end of its expected range, as investors worried about the recent declines in prices of lithium in China, the world’s largest consumer of the ultralight -

Mining News Pro - The market for lithium will remain tight through 2025 as producers struggle to lift output fast enough to meet demand for the material that’s essential in making batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), according to the sector’s newest public company, Livent.

Mining News Pro - The Western Australian government on Tuesday confirmed that the application for the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBI CRC) was one of six to be shortlisted to the next round by the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) programme.

Mining News Pro - Altura Mining’s maiden cargo of spodumene concentrate from its lithium project at Pilgangoora in the Pilbara has departed Port Hedland.

Mining News Pro - The Paradox Brine Project, located only 4 km northwest of Intrepid Potash’s Cane Creek Operation, is Anson Mining’s flagship project. (Image courtesy of Anson Resources.)

Mining News Pro - Australia needs to make key decisions about the future of its lithium sector in the coming months to capitalise on the huge economic potential, according to the Australian Government’s chief economist Mark Cully.

In Picture