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Lithium Junior Miner News For The Month Of April 2018


  • Lithium spot and contract price news - Spot prices slightly down, while 2018 contract prices are up.
  • Lithium market news - Chinese lithium acquisition spree shifts from Chile to Argentina.
  • Junior lithium miner company news - Nemaska Lithium has a brilliant month.
  • Core Exploration is added to the group as they look to be a potential 2020 producer.

Welcome to the April 2018 edition of the "junior" lithium miner news. I have categorized those lithium miners that won't likely be in production much before 2020 as the juniors, rather than market cap as that fluctuates too much.

April saw a slight fall in the lithium spot price, some recovery in the lithium junior stock prices, and steady progress by the lithium junior miners.

Lithium market and prices summary

During April, 99.5% lithium carbonate China spot prices were down 4.11%. 2018 Global Lithium Carbonate Equivalent [LCE] contract prices are up about 20% in the range of USD 13-16,000/tonne.

Lithium China Spot prices - Over USD 20,000/tonne


Source: Lithium Americas January 2018 company presentation

For a summary of the latest lithium market news and the "major" lithium company's news, investors can read my "Lithium Miners News For The Month Of April 2018" article.

On March 28 The Wall St Journal reported, "Saudis, SoftBank announce massive solar power project. Development to start this year with $1 billion investment from Saudi-SoftBank Vision Fund." Later in the article they mention that they will use "batteries" to store the energy.

On April 23 PR Newswire reported:

Chinese lithium acquisition spree shifts from Chile to Argentina. While one recent major Chinese lithium acquisition was being aggressively hindered in Chile, another was being approved in neighboring Argentina-an all-cash deal worth $265 million. Recent efforts by Chilean government agency Corfo to block Chinese firm Tianqi Lithium from acquiring a 32% stake in lithium giant Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile seem to be sending an alarming message to foreign firms who originally sought investment in Chile, and are now perhaps changing their target region to neighboring Argentina."

Junior lithium miners company news

Bacanora Lithium [TSXV:BCN] [AIM:BCN] [GR:2F9] (OTC:BCRMF) - Formerly Bacanora Minerals

On April 4 Bacanora announced:

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