Lithium Triangle

The Lithium Triangle (Spanish: Triángulo del Litio) is a region of the Andes rich in lithium reserves around the borders of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.[1] The lithium in the triangle is concentrated in various salt pans that exist along the Atacama Desert and neighboring arid areas, the largest ones including Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, Salar de Atacama in Chile and Salar del Hombre Muerto in Argentina.

Map of the Lithium Triangle within the Arid Diagonal of South America.

The area is thought to hold around 54% of the world's lithium reserves.[2] The Indian Navy has shown interest in the Lithium Triangle as lithium will be required on Li-ION batteries that are planned to be fitted in future submarines.[3]

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  1. ^ Anlauf, Axel (2016). "Greening the imperial mode of living? Socio- ecological (in)justice, electromobility, and lithium mining in Argentina". In Pichler, Melanie; Staritz, Cornelia; Küblböck, Karin; Plank, Christina; Raza, Werner; Ruiz Peyré, Fernando (eds.). Fairness and Justice in Natural Resource Politics.
  2. ^ Ellsworth Dickson (2017). "South America's prospective - The Lithium Triangle". Resource World. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  3. ^ Indian Defence News, The Indian Hawk (15 December 2020). "India to tap 'Lithium Triangle' for Lithium-ION batteries onboard Indian Navy subs". The Indian Hawk. Retrieved 15 December 2020.