The South American country of Argentina, bordering the nations of Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay, is home to some of the largest known lithium reserves in the world. With an estimated 7.5 million tons of the metal, the abundance of lithium in Argentina has seen interest in the industry rise, with several projects slated to begin in the coming years.
With Argentina located in the so-called Lithium Triangle, we have significantly expanded our operations to capitalize on the vast reserves of this particular metal. The three countries of Argentine, Chile and Bolivia are home to around 70% of the world’s reserves of this metal, and with demand significantly increasing over the past few decades due to the rise of consumer electronics, we have accordingly shifted our focus.
A large proportion of lithium mining activity has been taking place in the Salar de Llullaillaco, a 3,000-kilometer basin area in the northern Salta province which is home to one of the biggest deposits of lithium brine in the world.
In the southern area of Salar de Llullaillaco, where L.T. Extraction works has large-scale, fully operational mining sites, there is a salt nucleus thickness of over 350 meters in parts, with the top 40 meters containing a substantial amount of brine, with lithium concentrates in the brine here measuring up to 7,000 parts per million.
We are committed to economical extraction while meeting the ever growing demand for lithium
Currently, Argentina is home to the third-largest reserves of lithium, with an estimated 45% to 50% of the reserves, importantly, economically extractable