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Lithium Triangle

  • Published
    17th Sep, 2021


  • Important Location in news, Mineral distribution

With countries around the world scrambling to reduce emissions, rising global lithium demand and surging prices have drawn increased interest in the so-called ‘lithium triangle’ that spans parts of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

Prelims question:

Which of the following countries form a part of ‘Lithium Triangle’?

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Mains Question:

Lithium is poised to become a valuable mineral owing to its increasing demand. In this regard, discuss the geographical distribution of lithium reserves and its economic and strategic significance. (150 Words)


  • In the introduction, give a brief definition about Lithium.
  • Using a map, show geographical distribution of Lithium 
  • Enumerate the uses of Lithium, its utility in new technologies and thus its economic and strategic significance. 
  • Conclusion

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