Ten years ago, it would have been unforeseeable to truly understand how reliable we would become on lithium powered smart devices and electric vehicles. Back then, Western Australia only had one lithium mine in operation and the mineral sparked little interest as compared to the fossil fuel industries such as oil and...
Talison Lithium has awarded Mondium a $100 million contract for the design and construction of a new tailing retreatment processing plant at the Greenbushes mine in Western Australia. Mondium, a joint venture between Monadelphous (60 per cent) and Lycopodium (40 per cent), will carry out...
Australian lithium miner - Kidman Resources has announced a takeover bid has been advised by Wesfarmers for an amount of $776 million. The news comes only 2 months after Wesfarmers made an unsuccessful bid for rare earth miner – Lynas Corporation for an amount of up to $1.5 billion.
Western Australia’s Lithium front runner Altura Mining has silenced many of its critics by achieving a steady increase in production at its flagship Pilgangoora Lithium mine following the completion of commissioning earlier this year. The company has been able to consistently deliver around 14 000...
American Lithium major Albermarle and WA Premier Mark McGowan have announced on Thursday that construction has now started at the $1 billion plant in Kemerton Western Australia. The Albermarle plant is currently the largest lithium processing plant that has been approved in Australia and is set to deliver up to 100...
Premier Mark McGowan and Minister Bill Johnston have launched the Western Australian Future Battery Industry Strategy to grow the State into a world-leading exporter of future battery minerals, materials, technologies and expertise. The State Government's Future Battery Industry Strategy for Western Australia The rapid...
Australian lithium producer, Pilbara Minerals Limited has advised that the Company’s Board has conditionally exercised its option to enter into an incorporated joint venture with POSCO for the development of a downstream lithium chemical conversion facility in South Korea. The plant is to be located in GWANGYANG...
Prices for lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate are expected to remain volatile according to Brisbane based lithium producer Orocobre.  According to company management, its operations in Argentina have seen prices for their lithium drop up to 40% over the last 6 months, creating short term difficulty for financing new industrial projects.
Western Australia has a significant proportion of global battery minerals, including lithium (9%), cobalt (17%), nickel (25%), alumina (20%), manganese (14%), vanadium (9.5%), and non-battery minerals used in the manufacturing of electric vehicles and energy storage systems, such as rare earths. This edition...
A number of highly prospective lithium assets across the NT and WA have been purchased by Cadence Minerals, a UK based early investment strategy and development firm. The recent acquisition covers a number of potential high-grade projects namely Alcoota (NT), Picasso (WA) and Lithfield (NT). The company already has...