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.

Lithium miners are going to compete for new licences in Chile

Mining News Pro - Chile, the biggest supplier of lithium after Australia, has attracted interest from both established producers and smaller exploration companies to enter the country as it prepares to offer new licenses in a bid to grow output.

Australian lithium miners break out of doldrums as EV demand booms

Mining News Pro - Beleaguered Australian lithium miners showed the first signs of optimism in nearly three years this week, boosted by a recovery in electric vehicle (EV) demand led by China`s coronavirus response, company quarterly updates showed.

Lithium miner’s German smelter plan draws billionaires

Mining News Pro - Rock Tech Lithium Inc. plans to raise $400 million to build a lithium refinery in Germany and has attracted support from billionaires including Peter Thiel investing in Europe’s push to create a local electric-vehicle battery industry.

IGO in talks to buy into Tianqi’s Greenbushes lithium mine

Mining News Pro - Shares in Australian nickel-gold miner IGO Ltd (ASX: IGO) came to a trading halt on Monday following several reports that the company was in advanced talks to acquire part of Tianqi Lithium’s 51% stake in Greenbushes, the world’s biggest hard-rock lithium mine.

Hedge fund bets on lithium miner after big electric vehicle win

Mining News Pro - Formidable Asset Management LLC, a hedge fund that bet on electric-vehicle maker Workhorse Group Inc., and battery maker Nano One Materials Corp. is now putting its money on a lithium mining company.

Albemarle seeks full control of Australia`s Greenbushes lithium mine

Mining News Pro - Albemarle says it wants to take control of Australia`s Greenbushes, the world`s largest lithium mine, signaling it intends to block any rival from buying Tianqi Lithium Corp`s controlling stake.

Albemarle eyes Tianqi’s stake in world’s largest lithium mine

Mining News Pro - Albemarle revealed on Thursday it was mulling a possible acquisition of all or part of Tianqi’s stake in Greenbushes mine in Western Australia, which is the world’s largest hard-rock lithium operation.

COVID-19 expected to hurt Australian lithium miners

Mining News Pro - THE lithium slump was already in full swing last year, with mines closed, corporate collapses, production cuts and growth projects idled, but the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus around the globe could wipe out a further US$1 billion of supply in 2020 – and most of that could come from Australia’s hard rock mines.

China’s top lithium miner eyes stake sale

Mining News Pro - China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp., the country’s top producer of the battery metal, said on Wednesday it would post a net loss in the first quarter of 2020, adding pressure to take aggressive measures, including stake sales, to pay back over $6 billion in debt.

China’s top lithium miner eyes stake sales as losses deepen

Mining News Pro - China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp., the country’s top producer of the battery metal, said on Wednesday it would post a net loss in the first quarter of 2020, adding pressure to take aggressive measures, including stake sales, to pay back over $6 billion in debt.

Core gains final government approval for NT’s first lithium mine

Mining News Pro - Core Lithium has received a mine management plan approval from the Northern Territory Government to build the Finniss lithium project near Darwin.

Chile lithium miners say coronavirus impact on output minimal so far

Mining News Pro - Top lithium miners in Chile, the world´s No.2 producer of the ultralight battery metal, ramped up sanitary precautions at their Atacama salt flat mining operations to protect workers from the coronavirus outbreak, but said impact on output was minimal thus far.

Top lithium miner seeks to monitor water scarcity in parched Chile salt flat

Mining News Pro - With residents and courts ringing the alarm about depleted water supplies in Chile’s Atacama salt flat, the world’s top lithium miner Albemarle (ALB.N) quietly filed a proposal in December for a network to monitor flows beneath the parched desert floor.

China’s top lithium miner struggles to pay $6 billion debt

Mining News Pro - China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp., the country’s top producer of the battery metal, is facing mounting pressure to repay over $6 billion in debt that helped it finance an ambitious expansion overseas in the past two years.

Lithium miner finances solar farm in Argentina

Mining News Pro - Minera del Altiplano, which operates Livent’s Fenix project at the Salar del Hombre Muerto (Deadman’s Salt Flat) in Argentina’s Catamarca province, is the financial force behind a soon-to-be-open, 600.3-kilowatt solar farm in the town of Antofagasta de la Sierra.

Rio Tinto kicks off $10m pilot hoping to become the largest lithium miner in US

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto, (ASX, LON:RIO), the world’s No. 2 miner, may become the largest lithium producer in the United States if a pilot project that is kicking off at its Boron mine, in the California desert, proves to be successful enough to be expanded.

Australia’s Sayona to bid for Quebec lithium miner

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Sayona Mining on Tuesday announced its intention to participate in the bidding process for North American Lithium’s (NAL) operations in Québec, which include a lithium mine and concentrator located in Abitibi near the mining district of Val d’Or.

Australian lithium miners submerged by low prices

Mining News Pro - Having raced to ramp up lithium production over the past five years to exploit surging prices, Australian producers are now scrambling to cut supplies as prices plummet on falling demand in the world’s top electric vehicle market.

Galaxy Resources bottom-line hit by Mt Cattlin lithium mine charge

Mining News Pro - Lithium miner Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY) posted on Thursday a net loss for the first half of the year of almost $172 million, mostly due to a non-cash impairment charge at its flagship Mt Cattlin mine in Western Australia, joining a long list of battery metals producers hit by slumping prices.

World’s No. 2 lithium miner SQM hit by weak prices

Mining News Pro - Chile’s Chemical and Mining Society (SQM), the world’s second largest lithium producer, has been hit by sustained weak prices for the metal used in batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs) and high tech electronics, with profits falling by 47.5% to $70.2 million in the second quarter, from $133.9 million a year earlier.

World’s largest hard rock lithium mine set for expansion with Talison Lithium

Mining News Pro - Talison Lithium, a partnership between America’s Albemarle and China’s Tianqi, has secured approval to further expand the Greenbushes lithium mine in Western Australia.

World’s largest hard rock lithium mine to get bigger

Mining News Pro - Talison Lithium, a partnership between China’s Tianqi and U.S. group Albemarle, secured approval this week from the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to expand the Greenbushes lithium mine in the southwest of the state.

Wesfarmers makes $544mn bid for Australian lithium miner Kidman Resources

Mining News Pro - Kidman’s major asset is a 50% interest in the Mt Holland lithium project based in Western Australia, which it owns jointly with Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM), one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of lithium products.

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