The cbl extracts lithium by underground mining of pegmatites in the municipalities of araçuaí and itinga-mg. subsequently, the spodumene concentrate, produced by concentration in a dense medium, is transferred to a chemical plant in divisa alegre, mg, where it is transformed into industrial grade lithium carbonate and hydroxide. It's used in ceramics, heat-resistant glass and lithium batteries. this etf tracks the performance of the lithium industry. the biggest lithium producers are: australia, chile, argentina, china and zimbabwe. this page includes a chart with historical data for lithium. Oct 01, 2019 · 9.2.1 industrial, by type 9.2.2 lithium carbonate 9.2.3 lithium hydroxide 9.2.4 lithium chloride ... table 20 middle east and africa industrial grade in lithium chemical market, by region, 2017-2026 (usd thousand) ... table 78 saudi arabia lithium chloride in lithium chemical market, by lithium chloride type, 2017-2026 (usd thousand) ... High-grade lithium mineral resources: • talison lithium, controlled by tianqi, mines and possesses the world’s largest and highest grade spodumene reserves in greenbushes, western australia. this asset has been exploited for more than 25 years and tianqi has a long and successful history with talison lithium.