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The Lithium Triangle

Buried in three South American salt flats are the largest proven reserves of lithium on the planet. The metal is used in the manufacture of long-life batteries and is indispensible in the era of laptops, cell phones and electric automobiles.     Together, the salt flats of Uyuni in Bolivia, Atacama in Chile and Hombre Muerto in Argentina account for at least 75 percent of the world’s known reserves of lithium. They comprise what’s known as the “lithium triangle,” a desert expanse in the high Andes that today provides the raw material that moves the world of information technology and […]
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