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Chile lithium tender falls, state company to rise

Chile’s Mining Ministry is to begin administrative procedures to put an end a lithium tender process completed in the final days of the government of Sebastian Pinera in January.

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Chile's mining minister Marcela Hernando

Having brushed aside requests from the incoming administration of president Gabriel Boric to suspend the tender process, the Pinera government awarded parcels totalling 160,000 tonnes of lithium