Mapping Australia's hidden lithium reserves

September 01, 2023

Map showing predicted lithium concentrations in upper sediment (TOS) 0–10 cm and lower sediment (BOS) 60–80 cm. [Credit: Ng et al.] Australia’s lithium exploration has predominantly centred in Western Australia, but this research indicates the potential of other Australian regions, including Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, that display elevated predicted lithium densities. Lithium is a valuable mineral increasing in global demand for its applications in batteries, phones, laptops and electric vehicles. The study, published in the journal Earth System Science Data, was led by researchers at the University of Sydney with co-authors from Geoscience Australia.

Map showing predicted lithium concentrations in upper sediment (TOS) 0–10 cm and lower sediment (BOS) 60–80 cm. [Credit: Ng et al.]

Australia’s lithium exploration has predominantly centred in Western Australia, but this research indicates the potential of other Australian regions, including Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, that display elevated predicted lithium densities.

Lithium is a valuable mineral increasing in global demand for its applications in batteries, phones, laptops and electric vehicles. 

The study, published in the journal Earth System Science Data, was led by researchers at the University of Sydney with co-authors from Geoscience Australia. 

The source of this news is from University of Sydney