Former AngloGold CEO joins Lithium Americas board

Mining News Pro - AngloGold Ashanti’s former chief executive officer Kelvin Dushnisky has joined the board of developer Lithium Americas, which is expanding its Caucharí-Olaroz project in Argentina and advancing Thacker Pass in Nevada, US.

Process for extracting lithium from seawater may be better suited for brine from continental sources

Mining News Pro - Following reports of scientists at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology finding an economically viable system to extract high-purity lithium from seawater, Roskill published an analysis with its view on the study.

Why China is betting on Minmetals’ success with direct lithium extraction technologies

Mining News Pro - High lithium recovery rates reported at Minmetals Salt Lake’s Yiliping brine project in China’s Qinghai province prompted Roskill to analyze the implications of the development of brine assets in the Asian giant.

Cornish Lithium geothermal water test site ready

Mining News Pro - Cornish Lithium, a British miner eager to lead the development of an industry for the battery metal in the UK, said on Monday it had finished building its United Downs geothermal water test site and demonstration plant, which will be used to trial direct lithium extraction (DLE) process technologies.

Serbia may decide fate of Rio Tinto’s lithium project in referendum

Mining News Pro - Serbia’s President, Aleksandar Vucic, may seek voter approval for Rio Tinto’s Jadar lithium project near the city of Loznica, in western Serbia, as community opposition grows.

Scientists find way to mine lithium from the ocean

Mining News Pro - Researchers have developed an effective method to cost-effectively extract lithium from seawater at a purity of 99.94 per cent while also creating freshwater.

US to list Nevada flower as endangered, dealing blow to ioneer’s lithium project

Mining News Pro - The US Fish and Wildlife Service said on Thursday it will propose listing the Tiehm’s Buckwheat flower as an endangered species, dealing a blow to ioneer Ltd’s proposed Rhyolite Ridge lithium project in Nevada.

Sigma joining lithium top tier after doubling Brazil project capacity

Mining News Pro - Sigma Lithium Resources’ preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the second deposit at its Grota do Cirilo project, released on Wednesday, doubles production capacity of battery-grade lithium concentrate to around 440,000 tonnes per year (66,000 lithium carbonate equivalent)

Ontario injects funds into Frontier Lithium’s processing pilot

Canadian junior Frontier Lithium said the Ontario government is injecting C$363,000 (about $300K) into the company’s pilot of a proprietary process that seeks to overcome certain risks linked to conventional lithium chemical processing used commercially outside North America.

Fitch tips lithium M&A activity to increase

Mining News Pro - Fitch Solutions expects lithium companies will accelerate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the coming years to diversify future supply.

Pilbara Minerals plots development of Pilgangoora lithium refinery

Mining News Pro - Pilbara Minerals plans to form a joint venture with tech company Calix to examine the development of a midstream lithium chemicals refinery at the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum operation in Western Australia.

Global Lithium begins ASX journey

Global Lithium Resources has commissioned a drilling program at the Marble Bar lithium project in Western Australia on the same day the company started trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

CME starts trading lithium futures to tap EV demand

Mining News Pro - Commodities exchange operator CME Group launched on Monday a futures contract for lithium, seeking to capitalize on growing demand for the key ingredient in the batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs) and high tech devices.

Chile settles dispute with Albemarle over lithium reserves data

Mining News Pro - Chilean regulators have settled a high stakes dispute over reserves data with top lithium producer Albemarle Corp, according to a letter viewed by Reuters, defusing a spat that may have led to the suspension of the company’s permit to expand its operations in Chile.

Australia’s lithium miners bank on brighter times ahead as prices soar

Mining News Pro - Australian-listed lithium miners are preparing for better times ahead, filings showed this week, as they outlined expansion plans in the wake of soaring prices for the raw material used in electric vehicle batteries.

Australia`s lithium miners bank on brighter times ahead as prices soar

Mining News Pro - Australian-listed lithium miners are preparing for better times ahead, filings showed this week, as they outlined expansion plans in the wake of soaring prices for the raw material used in electric vehicle batteries.

Orocobre shares up on higher lithium prices

Mining News Pro - Lithium miner Orocobre said on Tuesday that sales during the March quarter had reached 3,032 tonnes at a price of $5,853 per tonne free-on-board (FOB), with pricing up more than 50% compared with the December 2020 quarter.

PFS into cathode powder proves positive for Lithium Australia

Mining News Pro - A prefeasibility study (PFS) by the subsidiary of ASX-listed Lithium Australia, VSPC, into a lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) cathode powder has confirmed the project’s robust economics.

Rio Tinto to produce lithium from Boron mine

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has started recovering battery-grade lithium from 90-year-old waste piles at the Boron borate operation in California, the United States.

Rio Tinto produces battery-grade lithium from waste rock at US mine

Mining News Pro - Diversified major Rio Tinto has started production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine in California.

Avalon, Fort William First Nation to jointly develop lithium refinery in Ontario

Mining News Pro - Avalon Advanced Materials (TSX: AVL) and the Fort William First Nation entered into a letter of intent to collaborate on the development of a lithium battery materials refinery located on industrial lands owned by the FWFN in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Mexico eyes bigger role in lithium industry

Mining News Pro - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday the Mexican state is considering taking a bigger role in lithium production, arguing companies were using mining concessions for speculation rather than mining the metal.

Strike to spin out lithium assets ahead of iron ore production

Mining News Pro - Strike Resources intends to increase its focus on the Paulsens East iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia by spinning out its lithium and battery minerals assets.

Investors flock back to lithium as battery bust turns to boom

Mining News Pro - Investors are betting big on a lithium comeback less than three years after prices of the metal used in rechargeable batteries collapsed from a record price and sent miners reeling.

Galaxy ramps up to full rate as lithium demand rebounds

Mining News Pro - Galaxy Resources is ramping up operations at a new pit at the Mt Cattlin lithium project in Western Australia without deploying additional equipment.

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