Bolivia creates directorate to lead exploration, prospecting activities

The president made the announcement during a visit to the southwestern department of Potosí, where the famous Salar de Uyuni is located. 

Uyuni is considered the world’s second-largest lithium deposit, behind Argentina’s salt flats, and hosts most of the 9 million tonnes of lithium buried beneath the country’s salt flats.

Bolivia, however, has faced challenges taking the necessary steps to build a sustainable lithium industry. So far, the country has barely any production of lithium chemicals.

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