Orocobre’s Lithium Carbonate Output Increases 65 Percent at Olaroz

Lithium producer Orocobre (ASX:ORE,TSX:ORL) increased its lithium carbonate output by 65 percent quarter-on-quarter, reaching the second-best quarter of production at its Olaroz facility in Jujuy, Argentina. In its quarterly report released on Thursday (January 17), the company also said sales were up 41 percent to 3,019 tonnes. However, quarterly sales revenue was U$ 32 million […]

Stria Lithium Inc. Provides Update on Private Placement

Stria Lithium Inc. (TSXV:SRA) (“Stria” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has secured an extension from the TSX Venture Exchange to complete the Company’s previously announced equity financing by February 14, 2019. The Company intends to raise an additional $ 500,000 as part of the Offering (defined below). The Company closed a second […]

Cobalt 27 Capital Buys Mount Marion Lithium Royalty

Cobalt 27 Capital (TSXV:KBLT) has diversified its battery metals portfolio, announcing a new royalty for lithium produced at the Mount Marion mine in Western Australia. The Canadian company said in an announcement on Monday (January 7) that it will acquire a royalty of 1.5 percent gross revenue and AU$ 2 per tonne of ore mined […]

5 Top Weekly TSXV Stocks: Lithium Juniors Dominate

On Friday (January 4), the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX) rose 7.41 points, or 1.28 percent, to reach 585.9 points. Talk in the US was mostly about the ongoing government shutdown while markets rally (or falter depending on the time of day) and commodities follow the same paths set at the end of 2018. Gold […]

Lithium Forecast 2019: Execs Agree Fundamentals Remain Strong

In 2018, the lithium space had plenty of news and activity as the long-term demand outlook for electric vehicles (EVs) remained strong. Even though lithium stocks did not perform as many had expected at the end of 2017, the lithium demand narrative continued to surprise to the upside. But what will happen to lithium next […]

5 Top Lithium News Stories of 2018

As in previous years, demand for electric vehicles (EVs) continued to have a big impact on the lithium sector in 2018. With the EV revolution continuing to gather speed, investors were keen to keep tabs on developments in the space. As our most popular lithium news stories of the year show, interest in market commentary […]

Lithium Outlook 2019: A Transition Year Ahead

Announcements of new electric vehicle (EV) models from carmakers continued to rapidly increase in 2018, with lithium-ion megafactory capacity expected to reach over 1 terawatt hour, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. But even though the outlook for demand is getting stronger by the day, lithium sentiment from some investors was bearish throughout 2018, with lithium […]

Lithium Trends 2018: Oversupply Fake News?

The increasing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) is at this point undeniable, with automakers from Volkswagen (FWB:VOW) to Mercedes Benz announcing the launch of new models and plans at an unstoppable speed. Given Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s prediction that lithium-ion battery capacity will reach 1.3 TWh, there is little doubt that demand for lithium, a key […]

Infinity’s San Jose Lithium Project to Have $288-million Price Tag

Infinity Lithium (ASX:INF) has released a scoping study for its San Jose lithium project in Spain’s Extremadura region, with startup capital set at US$ 288 million. The company had previously released a lithium carbonate scoping study for San Jose, but subsequently chose to shift the project’s focus towards lithium hydroxide. Infinity attributes the decision to […]

Orocobre, Toyota Approve US$295-million Lithium Project Expansion

Lithium producer Orocobre (ASX:ORE,TSX:ORL) and joint venture partner Toyota Tsusho (TSE:8015) have approved a US$ 295-million stage 2 expansion of the Salar de Olaroz lithium brine project in Argentina. The expansion will increase lithium carbonate production capacity by approximately 25,000 tonnes per year, bringing total Olaroz output capacity to approximately 42,500 tonnes per year. “This […]

Sigma Lithium Announces a Term Sheet for an Offtake Agreement and a Pre-Payment Financing with Mitsui

SIGMA Lithium Resources (TSX-V: SGMA) announces the signing of a term sheet for an offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. of Japan. As quoted in the press release: “We are delighted with this first step in establishing a strategic offtake partnership with Mitsui, as we both share the same vision regarding the development of […]

Stria Lithium and Grafoid Inc. are Pleased to Announce a Joint Venture to Undertake the Development of an Innovative Graphene Based Filtration Membrane

Stria Lithium Inc. (TSXV:SRA) (OTCQX: SRCAF) (“Stria” or the “Company”)  and Grafoid Inc. (“GRAFOID”) are pleased to announce a joint venture to undertake the development of an innovative Graphene based filtration membrane with potential use in the separation of Lithium from Salt and consideration in a pilot agreement with a desalination plant. This joint venture […]

Resource Big News Roundup: Happy Creek Samples 7.43% WO(3) At Fox Tungsten Property; Jade Leader Acquires 100 Percent Interest in DJ Property; Plateau Drills Over 330 Meters of Lithium Mineralization at Falchani

This week, the S&P/TSX Composite index (INDEXTSI:OSPTX) steadily dropped. On Friday, the index fell due to a slide in oil prices. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX), meanwhile, continued its trend from last week and steadily dropped. In case you missed it, here is this week’s resource big news roundup: Base: Carube Expands Gold in Soil […]

Gold, Lithium and Base Metals to Drive Australian M&A in 2019

As part of its 12th annual Aussie Mine report, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) shares insight on some of the biggest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of 2018, along with which commodities have the most M&A promise going into 2019. PwC highlights companies from its mid-tier 50 (MT50) list that saw significant deals over the last year, saying there has […]

Top Lithium Producer SQM Sees Sales Fall on Ramp-up Delay

Top lithium producer SQM (NYSE:SQM) reported a decline of 27 percent in sales volumes as a result of delays in a project ramp-up to increase lithium output from the Salar de Atacama. On top of the supply issues, a 25-percent growth in demand in 2018 supported higher prices. According to the company’s earning statement, prices […]

Anthony Tse of Galaxy Resources: Lithium Demand Has Surprised to the Upside

At this year’s Cathodes event in Newport Beach, the Investing News Network sat down with Anthony Tse, managing director and CEO of Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY), to get more insight on the lithium market and the company’s future. Speaking about the challenges in the lithium sector this year, Tse said that the concerns of a “tsunami […]

Lithium Americas Releases Q3 Results

Lithium Americas (TSX,NYSE:LAC) has released its financial and operating results for Q3 2018. Highlights are as follows: On October 31, 2018, Lithium Americas completed a series of transactions with subsidiaries of Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. and Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. with respect to the Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project in Jujuy, Argentina. As […]

Stria Lithium and Grafoid are Pleased to Announce the Successful Co-Development of an Innovative Graphene Based Membrane Useful as An Innovative Precursor to the Traditional Lithium Extraction Process

Stria Lithium Inc. (TSXV:SRA) (OTCQX: SRCAF) (“Stria” or the “Company”)  and Grafoid Inc. (“GRAFOID”) are pleased to announce the successful co-development of an innovative graphene based filtration membrane to separate Magnesium and Calcium from salars. Developed in concert with Grafoid Inc. – a related company sharing common directors and an active partner in the 2GL […]

Detailed Mapping and Sampling Program Returns Values up to 4.1% Li2O and 6.1% Rb2O at the Silverleaf Pegmatite, Lithium One Project, SE Manitoba

– New Age Metals has an Option/Joint-Venture agreement with partner Azincourt Energy Corp (AAZ) on its eight pegmatite hosted Lithium Projects in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field, located in SE Manitoba – Exploration in southeast Manitoba is focused on Lithium-bearing pegmatites and other rare metals. – Rubidium Oxide is a highly insoluble thermally stable Rubidium source suitable […]

Joe Lowry: Debunking the Lithium “Oversupply Myth”

Many market participants would agree that lithium oversupply fears have been a main factor impacting the space this year. In fact, and despite the positive demand narrative, share prices have not performed as expected, with many juniors taking a hit after Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) released a report predicting lithium prices would fall by 2021. At […]

5 Top Weekly TSXV Stocks: Vision Lithium Takes the Lead

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX) fell on Friday (November 9), losing 14.25 points, or 2.14 percent, to 652.81. Looking at commodities, gold posted some gains but dipped (alongside silver) following the Fed policy statement that revealed that interest rates would remain unchanged at this time. Base metals were also down across the board despite […]

Albemarle Gets Government Approval for Kemerton Lithium Plant

Major lithium miner Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) has received environmental approval from the Western Australian government for its proposed Kemerton lithium plant. The lithium plant will be located 17 kilometers northeast of Bunbury in a space called the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area. The plant will process spodumene ore concentrate through five process trains, and is set to […]

Resource Big News Roundup: First Cobalt Begins Testing Material for Refinery Restart; Standard Lithium Receives Nasdaq International Designation; Japan Gold Granted Prospecting Rights for its Ikutahara Project, Japan

This week, the S&P/TSX Composite index (INDEXTSI:OSPTX) followed its trend from last week and steadily rose. On Friday, the index fell due to a plunge in oil prices. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX), meanwhile, steadily rose over the week and dropped on Friday. In case you missed it, here is this week’s resource big news […]

Dajin and Cypress Development Sign Definitive Agreement on Alkali Spring Valley Lithium Property

Dajin Resources Corp. (“Dajin”) (TSXV:DJI) (OTCQB:DJI) (Frankfurt:C2U1) is pleased to announce the signing of a Definitive Agreement (Agreement) with Cypress Development Corp. (“Cypress”) (TSXV:CYP) (OTCQB:CYDVF) for the exploration and development of Dajin’s Alkali Spring valley Lithium property located in Esmeralda County, Nevada.  The property is located 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Cypress’ Clayton Valley Lithium […]

Howard Klein: The Short-term Mentality is Impacting the Lithium Space

Most market watchers would agree that lithium has had an interesting year so far. To get more insight on what’s been happening in the sector, the Investing News Network caught up with Howard Klein, founder of RK Equity and publisher of the Lithium-ion Bull newsletter, at this year’s Cathodes conference. Klein talked about the recent […]

Resource Big News Roundup: Foran Intersects 8.3 Metres of 12.5% Zinc Equivalent at McIlvenna Bay; Critical Elements Successfully Produces Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide in Pilot Plant Testing; Ely Gold Royalties Sells Gold Rock Claims to Fiore Gold, Retains Royalty

This week, the S&P/TSX Composite index (INDEXTSI:OSPTX) steadily rose. On Friday, the index rose as the US and China take steps to resolve their trade dispute. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX), meanwhile, continued its trend from last week and dropped, but rose slightly at the end of the week. In case you missed it, […]

Chris Berry: There Are Some Enormously Cheap Opportunities in Lithium Right Now

At this year’s Benchmark Minerals Week’s Cathodes conference in Newport Beach, the Investing News Network had the chance to catch up with Chris Berry, founder of House Mountain Partners. Earlier this year, the report released by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) predicting an oversupply in the market, set the tone for lithium investing in 2018, scaring a […]

Tianqi Lithium Wins Bid to Buy US$4.1-billion Stake in SQM

Major lithium miner Tianqi Lithium (SZSE:002466) has overcome all hurdles, winning its bid to buy a US$ 4.1-billion stake in Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) (NYSE:SQM).  Late last week, Chile’s constitutional court declared that it would not acknowledge a lawsuit that sought to block Tianqi from acquiring its desired stake in its larger rival, […]

The Lithium Triangle: Focus on Trends, Not the News

As the lithium triangle continues to lure curious investors to South America, one local expert has input on what it takes to be successful in the region. Speaking at Toronto’s Mines and Money Americas event, Alfaro-Abogados partner Ignacio Celorrio explained that doing one’s homework is vital to finding prosperity down south. “Because lithium has been […]

Kidman, SQM Release Mount Holland Lithium Studies

A fresh prefeasibility study (PFS) and updated scoping study for the Mount Holland lithium project confirm the asset’s business case and economics, says Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR).  According to the company, the PFS was completed for the proposed Kwinana lithium refinery, while the new scoping study is for the proposed Mount Holland lithium mine and concentrator. Results point to projected average […]