What is Lithium?
The lightest known metal can also lighten your mood. Lithium, atomic number 3, is an element of many uses. It’s used in the manufacture of aircraft and in certain batteries. It’s also used in mental health: Lithium carbonate is a common treatment of bipolar disorder, helping to stabilize wild mood swings caused by the illness.
List of uses of lithium in Various industry
Lithium and its compounds have several industrial applications, including heat-resistant glass and ceramics, lithium grease lubricants, flux additives for iron, steel and aluminium production, lithium batteries, and lithium-ion batteries. These uses consume more than three-quarters of lithium production.
Major Lithium Reserves & Mining data in the world
Countries with the largest lithium reserves worldwide as of 2019
Top 10 Largest lithium projects in the world
- Sonora Lithium Project – 243.8Mt – Mexico
- Thacker Pass Lithium Project – 179.4Mt – Nevada, US
- Wodgina Lithium Project – 151.94Mt – Western Australia
- Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project – 108.2Mt – Western Australia
- Earl Grey Lithium Project – 94.2Mt – Western Australia
- Greenbushes Lithium Project – 86.4Mt – Western Australia
- Whabouchi Lithium Project – 36.6Mt – Canada
- Altura Mining’s Pilgangoora Lithium Mine – 34.2Mt – Western Australia
- Goulamina Lithium Project – 31.2Mt – Mali
- Arcadia Lithium Project – 26.9Mt – Zimbabwe
List of countries by lithium production
Lithium Reserves and mining in india
- February 18, 2020 – Researchers at the Atomic Minerals Directorate, a unit of India’s Atomic Energy Commission, have estimated lithium reserves of 14,100 tonnes in a small patch of land surveyed in the Southern Karnataka district.
- India imported lithium-ion batteries worth INR 1.23 Bn in FY19