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Q: LIthium ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: LIthium
Category: Science > Earth Sciences
Asked by: jajik-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 17 Nov 2005 21:01 PST
Expires: 17 Dec 2005 21:01 PST
Question ID: 594520
Where is Lithium mined?
Subject: Re: LIthium
Answered By: crabcakes-ga on 17 Nov 2005 21:21 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Jajik, 

Currently, the US is the leader in lithium ore mining.
"Chile was the largest lithium chemical producer in the world; Argentina, China,
Russia, and the United States were large producers also. Australia,
Canada, and Zimbabwe were major producers of lithium ore

"Approximately 50% of U.S. production came from spodumene ore in Bessemer
City, North Carolina (Lithco), 25% from spodumene ore in Kings Mountain,
North Carolina (Foote Mineral Company), and 25% from brine in Silver
Peak, Nevada (Foote Mineral Company). Chemetall sourced most of its sales from
Foote Mineral in the United States."$FILE/JOM-9805-27F.pdf?OpenElement

"Nevada is the leading U.S. producer of gold, silver, and barite; the
second largest producer of diatomite and lithium and the sole producer
of mined magnesite and mercury."

This page lists some mine sites around the world:

There you go! If this is not the answer you seek, please request an
Answer Clarification, and I will be happy to respond, before you rate.

Regards, Crabcakes

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jajik-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent answer. Exactly what I was looking for. I'll be using your service again.

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