Mexico is among the 10 countries with the most Lithium in the world
The geological service of the United States determines that Mexico is among the 10 countries with the most lithium in the world.
Mexico is among the ten countries with the largest lithium reserves in the world according to the United States Geological Survey.
It is also one of the five countries where the world’s largest lithium producer, Ganfeng Lithium, sees potential.
This was pointed out to La Jornada by the researcher Violeta Núñez Rodríguez from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM).
“We have studied the wealth of this mineral in the world, analyzing research from different countries and companies.
We found one in Australia that documents lithium rich bands on a global scale, pointing to Mexico as one of them.
The academic stressed that “it is not that there is disinformation as the authorities say, Mexico is on the world radar.”
Núñez Rodríguez highlighted that, according to the US Geological Survey, Mexico has 1.7 million tons of lithium reserves, 3% of the world total.
Without counting the four fields that belong to the Mexican Geological Service, the presence of lithium was registered in 82 localities of the country.
In addition, the Chinese company Ganfeng Lithium is close to buying the entire lithium deposit in Sonora due to the ease and speed with which the mineral can be extracted.
“The largest lithium producer in the world, with an impressive capital to be in any country, only has operations in China, Australia, Argentina, Ireland and Mexico.
They could be anywhere, but they are in Sonora not because they like the place, they see an important wealth and they intend to exploit it, ”she pointed out.
The researcher considered that officials should support the Q4 proposal to reserve the extraction, production and commercialization of lithium.
In addition, they must also reform the Mining Law to ensure that companies carry out better practices.
With Information from Revolution 3.0.