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Altura's collapse and other lithium lessons

The collapse this week of a small lithium mining company in Australia has raised big questions about the true state of the world’s battery-metals supply chain and the lithium mining ambitions of electric car champion Elon Musk.

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Altura Mining has struggled to survive since starting production two years ago, a time which corresponded with a steep fall in the lithium price.