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LITHIUM: Chilean lithium exports continue rise, to $949m in 2018

  • Date: 07-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Chile’s exports of lithium carbonate reached $949-million in 2018 compared to $686-million the previous year as demand and prices for the key component in electric vehicle batteries continues to rise, the central bank said on Monday.

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LITHIUM: Cobalt 27 Acquires Lithium Royalty on the Producing Mount Marion Lithium Mine

  • Date: 07-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: PR News Wire

TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. ("Cobalt 27" or the "Company") (TSXV: KBLT)(OTCQX: CBLLF)(FRA: 27O), announces the acquisition of a royalty of 1.5% of gross revenues and A$2 per tonne of ore mined under the Reed Industrial Minerals Pty Ltd ("RIM") sub-lease agreement (the "Royalty") held by Westgold Resources Limited ("Westgold"), on the producing Mount Marion Lithium Mine located in Western Australia. Cobalt 27 is acquiring the Royalty from Westgold for total ...

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EXPLORATION: Mick Davis plots second comeback with exploration fund targeting industrial materials

  • Date: 06-01-19
  • Category: EXPLORATION
  • Source: Mining MX

MICK Davis, the former CEO of Xstrata who in 2017 closed mining fund, X2 Resources, after its backers failed to agree on investment targets, is to establish a new fund that will explore for metals, said the UK’s The Telegraph.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Before the Electric Car Takes Over, Someone Needs to Reinvent the Battery

To deliver an electric vehicle that’s cheaper, safer and capable of traveling 500 miles on a single charge, the auto industry needs a breakthrough in battery technology. Easier said than done.

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LITHIUM: $1 billion South West lithium boom set to power up jobs

  • Date: 03-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: The West Australian

$1 billion South West lithium boom set to power up jobs

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AUTO SALES: Don't Be Fooled: The U.S. Auto Sales Party Is Coming to an End

  • Date: 03-01-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Carmakers have enjoyed an extended run of near-record U.S. sales and fat profits. But this year, it looks as if the party really will start to end.

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LITHIUM: Pilgangoora expansion cash belies negative lithium talk

  • Date: 02-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: The West Australian

Pilbara Minerals has defied weak investor sentiment around lithium to secure all the cash it needs to fund a $231 million expansion of its Pilgangoora project in the Pilbara.

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AUTO SALES: GM hit 200,000 US electric vehicles sold in 2018, triggering tax-credit phaseout

  • Date: 02-01-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: CNBC

General Motors hit 200,000 total electric vehicles sold in the United States by the end of 2018, reaching a threshold that triggers a phase-out of a $7,500 federal tax credit over the next 15 months, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday.

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