McGill Research Group Investigating
Canadian Mining in Latin America

Sal de Vida, Argentina

Key Data

Company:Lithium One Operational status:permitting, advanced development Materials extracted:lithium Type of mine:strip mine Main issues:land rights


Synopsis: Lithium extraction project has triggered off an internal border dispute between two Argentine provinces of Catamarca and Salta. Government and industry representatives in Catamarca have accused the neighbouring government of Salta of having illegally granted mining concessions to the Ontario-based company Lithium One. This conflict is primarily between the two provincial governments over the boundaries of their respective jurisdiction.