Lithium Demand Is Staying High

In 2017 lithium prices were rising and everyone predicted they would continue upward. In 2018, some analysts, including Morgan Stanley and Woods Mackenzie, began to expect lithium prices to fall back.

The Hard Rock Mining Advantage

When lithium prices headed upward, investors learned that Chile was pouring out tons of the metal at low costs. The Atacama salt flats became famous, and people assumed that reaping lithium from brines was easier than pulling it out of rock.