Lithium: Chinese companies continue to advance ROW lithium project ties

Minera Salar Blanco (MSB), part owner of the Maricunga Joint Venture with Bearing Lithium and Lithium Power International, has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sichuan Fulin Industrial Group to explore co-operation opportunities.  This includes a potential equity purchase in MSB ranging from 20–50% and a funding… Read more

Rare Earths: Mkango and Talaxis announce further co-operation to develop the Songwe project in Malawi

Mkango Resource and Talaxis, a subsidiary of Noble Group, signed an agreement in which Talaxis will fully fund the Songwe Rare Earth project to the completion of a bankable feasibility study.  The funding will be formed of three tranches totalling GBP£12M (US$15.8M), with the first GBP£2.0M (US$2.6M) payment to be… Read more

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