Iran says it’s discovered what could be the world’s second-largest lithium deposit

Posted on AllSides March 6th, 2023
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Iran says it’s discovered a massive deposit of lithium — a key element in batteries for devices and electric vehicles — in one of its western provinces.

“For the first time in Iran, a lithium reserve has been discovered in Hamedan,” a mountainous province in the country’s west, Mohammad Hadi Ahmadi, an official at Iran’s ministry of industry, mines and trade, was quoted as saying on Iranian state television Saturday.

The ministry believes that the deposit holds 8.5 million tons of lithium, which is often called “white gold” for the...

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