Scientists find supervolcanoes potentially host huge reservoirs of lithium in their ancient deposits.
With car manufacturers and technology companies making more battery-powered devices, lithium is becoming an ever-more precious metal.
Researchers found lithium deposits in a Yellowstone supervolcano.
Most of the lithium used to make the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics comes from Australia and Chile. But Stanford scientists say there are large deposits in sources right here in America: supervolcanoes.
(Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences ) Stanford researchers show that lake sediments preserved within ancient supervolcanoes can host large lithium-rich clay deposits. A domestic source of lithium would help ...