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The U.S. ranks 10th in lithium production

26 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2008 the U.S. produced 1500 tonnes of lithium, which was enough to make the United States rank tenth in that category. Australia ranked first at 239,528 tonnes.

The U.S. ranks 7th in lithium reserves

2 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to a report from, the United States has 38,000 metric tonnes of proven, extractable lithium reserves, which makes it rank seventh in that category. Chile ranks first, with 3,000,000 metric tonnes of extractable lithium. Bolivia likely has an even greater volume of lithium, but the exact amount, and the feasability of extracting it, are still uncertain.chart-of-lithiumxls