Orocobre Still on Track for Near-term Lithium Production

For investors following Australia's Orocobre, it isn't a surprise that the industrial metals company still expects to complete construction of its Salar de Olaroz project on time and on budget.

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Why Stria Lithium’s Latest Metallurgical Results Are So Important

Stria Lithium's president and CEO, Julien Davy, discusses the significance of recent metallurgical test results for the company. The results confirm that Stria can use lithium mineralization from its Pontax lithium project as feedstock for its new pilot plant.

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Pure Energy Announces $1.5-million Private Placement

Pure Energy Announces $1.5-million Private Placement

Pure Energy Minerals (TSXV:PE) announced that it is holding a private placement seeking proceeds of $1.5 million. The proceeds of the placement will be used for additional exploration on the company's lithium brine properties in Esmeralda county, Nevada.

SQM Sees Lithium Demand Growing 10 Percent in 2014

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (ADR) (SQM) (NYSE:SQM) released its financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30 2014. The company reported increased revenues from its lithium operations - up by 4.1 percent and 10.2 percent year-on-year for the first nine months and 3 months of the year respectively. However, the company also commented on what it sees as continued strong demand for lithium.

Nemaska Lithium Closes $1,250,000 Financing

Nemaska Lithium Closes $1,250,000 Financing

Nemaska Lithium (TSXV:NMX) has closed the first tranche of its previously announced offering for gross proceeds of $1,250,000. Nemaska will use the proceeds to continue the permitting process for its projects and to build and operate a mine and concentrator on the Whabouchi property.

Pure Energy Appoints New COO

Pure Energy Appoints New COO

Pure Energy Minerals Limited (TSXV:PE,FWB:AHG) announced the appointment of Dr. Andy Robinson as Chief Operating Officer.

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INN Video: Peter Secker of Canada Lithium

Canada Lithium (TSX:CLQ) President and CEO, Peter Secker, spoke with the Investing News Network at PDAC in Toronto on the Quebec Lithium Project.

Market News

Battery Demand Could Cause Lithium Shortage

In an article for Wall St. Daily, Tim Maverick reiterated the idea that demand for lithium from the electric vehicle battery market (and from Tesla's (NYSE:TSLA) in particular) could cause a shortage for lithium in the near future.

TRU Group Sees Lithium Prices Plateauing

Industrial management and engineering consulting firm TRU Group reported that lithium prices have remained mostly flat as of late. The group cited the latest monthly export data from Chile as showing that lithium carbonate prices are 2.3 percent lower for the year, sitting at US$4,600 per tonne.

Chris Berry Sees “Asymmetric Opportunities in the Mining Space”

In a note from the Disruptive Discoveries Journal, Chris Berry recounted a recent trip to an investor conference in Hong Kong. While the analyst saw investors there - and elsewhere - searching for a turn in the markets, he reaffirmed his positivity on the energy metals sector and offered some optimism for investors regarding the resource space in general.

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