As #lithium demand rises, investors sharpen focus on #Chile, #Argentina and #Bolivia

#Bolivia, #Chile and #Argentina were likely to become key players in the #Lithium industry, with the ‘lithium triangle’ of salt flats, or ‘salars’, of Uyuni in Bolivia, Atacama in Chile, and Hombre Muerto in Argentina, accounting for more than 70% of the world’s known reserves. All three countries had made clear their intentions to invest in and develop their lithium deposits, offering a mix of different opportunities and obstacles for investors.

Chile’s lithium industry is the most mature in the #Americas and its reserves of lithium were of a higher quality and more easily exploitable than Bolivia’s, yet the constitutional definition of the mineral as a strategic asset had complicated the investment process and could slow future investment, #London-based risk management consultancy PGI Intelligence

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