The vast sea of Uyuni salt concentrate more than 60% lithium that exists in the world.
Yacimientos manager Lithium Bolivianos (YLB), Juan Carlos Montenegro, said Thursday that certification lithium reserves, currently being developed by an American company and will be ready later this year, ratify Bolivia as the largest reserves of gold in the world.
“Now we are in a job certification of our reserves and security until the end of this year we can confirm that the Uyuni salt flat is the world's largest reservoir”, informed the agency ABI.
El Gerente de YLB He addressed the issue referring to the discovery of a new deposit 2,5 millones de toneladas de litio in Puno, Perú, which it was described by the mining project company, as the largest reserve in the world
Montenegro noted that preliminary estimates state that the vast sea of Uyuni salt concentrates more than 60% lithium that exists in the world, Recalling that has 10.000 square kilometers.
Además, dijo que el litio del Salar de Uyuni It is in the brines and said extraction costs half of what you should invest for lithium rock, as found in Peru.
“Caution should be exercised as to be able to assess that kind of news, we need to have more information. Sin embargo, What is clear is that the extraction of lithium brines is half in cost which means extracting lithium mineral rock. That is why most of the countries in the lithium industry are working from brines”, justified.