The lithium market has historically been dominated by larger, slower-moving players that, in most cases, do not have a sole focus on lithium.
In contrast, Blue Eagle’s model is a lean, nimble company with a singular focus on lithium exploration and development.
The companies profiled here represent the industry’s current leaders based on market capitalization.
SQM is a worldwide company based in Chile and founded in 1968. The company has a strong global presence in a wide variety of industries and applications through its five business lines: Specialty Plant Nutrition, Iodine and derivatives, Lithium and derivatives, Industrial Chemicals and Potassium.
FMC Corporation is a specialty company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for over a century. FMC employs approximately 6,000 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition, and FMC Lithium.
Tianqi Lithium is involved in lithium resource development and exploitation, and downstream production processing. The company has established global presences in China, Hong Kong, Australia and Chile, enabling Tianqi to service customers across Europe, Asia, the Americas and Oceania.
Albemarle Corporation is a global specialty chemicals company with leading positions in lithium, bromine, refining catalysts and applied surface treatments. The company serves companies in many of the world’s largest and most critical industries, from energy and communications to transportation and electronics.
Companies in the Clayton Valley
Here’s a list of some of the lithium companies that currently have lithium projects in the Clayton Valley:
- Advantage Lithium (TSXV:AAL)
- Cypress Development (TSXV:CYP)
- Lithium X (TSXV:LIX)
- Nevada Energy Metals (TSXV:BFF, OTC Pink:SSLMF)
- Nevada Sunrise Gold (TSXV:NEV)
- Noram Ventures (TSXV:NRM)
- Pure Energy Minerals (TSXV:PE)
- Red Mountain Mining (ASX:RMX)
- Sienna Resources (TSXV:SIE)
- Supreme Metals (CSE:ABJ)
Beyond that, there are a number of companies with projects that are not in theClayton Valley, but are still relatively nearby in Nevada. These include
- Caeneus Minerals (ASX:CAD)
- Dajin Resources (TSXV:DJI)
- Enertopia (CNSX:TOP)
- Eureka Resources (TSXV:EUK)
- Iconic Minerals (TSXV:ICM)
- LiCo Energy Metals (TSXV:LIC)
- MacArthur Minerals (TSXV:MMS)
- Ultra Lithium (TSXV:ULI)
- Uranium Resources (NASDAQ:URRE)