Lithium, Li in the periodic table, is a highly versatile metal and is also one of the lightest. It can be found in stable minerals within rocks or in solutions within brine located in salt lakes or sea water.
A lightweight metal with many uses
Lithium has become an important metal in recent years, being used in batteries, pharmaceuticals, general consumer electronics, ceramics and glass. With improvements in technology and manufacturing driving down costs and enhancing performance, demand for rechargeable lithium batteries has sharply increased.
Lithium can also be used to treat certain psychological disorders and depression, with the salts of lithium understood to stabilize moods. With continuing research and development, we are constantly discovering new applications and uses of lithium, offering more market opportunities for the metal.
It gives fireworks their color and flare, can be made into lubricants, is used to make aeronautical parts, telescopes and purify air on submarines, and is an important additive in rocket propellants.
We at Lithium Extraction Works foresee a profitable future in the mining of lithium and principally focus on this metal due to its versatility, the high demand for it and the potential further uses of it.