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Chile's Underground Riches

Global Lithium Resources

What minerals and where in the world are the minerals used to generate the elements we discuss derived from? This question has a global, political, and historical impact. Below are entries for elements that have been developed by previous Chem 230 classes for you to edit or add additional elements to. 

Example: Lithium[]

The video and image to the right give you some idea of lithium resources and that Bolivia could be sitting on a gold mine of lithium as the demand for high powered batteries increases. What will the geopolitcal impacts be? Ceratinly Chile was the site of a war between the United Kingdom and Germany over saltpeter (ammonium nitrate) over a century ago.


Rare Earth Metal Salts