Conveniently located in Chile, one of a trio of countries making up South America’s “Lithium Triangle”, alongside Bolivia and Argentine, Lithium Extraction Works is well placed to sustainably supply international companies with one of the most sought-after elements in the world today; lithium.
The three countries at the front of global lithium supplies
The South American country of Chile holds the largest reserves of lithium in the world, with a reported 8 million tons. Of that figure, 6 million tons are located in Salar de Atacama in the north. The salt flat is said to hold the richest lithium brine deposit in the world. It covers approximately 3,000 square kilometers.
These three South American countries thus dominate international lithium supplies.
|Salar de||H. Muerto||Uyuni||Atacama|
|Altitude [km ]||4.3||3.7||2.3|
|Area [ km2 ]||570||8,000||3,000|
|Lithium Concentration [ %/t ]||0.0620||0.0350||0.1500|
|Evaporation [ mm/year ]||2,300||1,500||3,200|