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Lithium’s clay play

By Simon Moores
Published: Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Western Lithium is vying to break into the industry’s elite through the world’s first production of lithium from hectorite clay, timing it to coincide with an expected demand boom from the electric car market

“This stuff is so soft you can scoop this out with your hands cash flow is all I see,” commented one potential investor while examining the green, sticky clay that could become key in the world’s battle to wean itself off oil.

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