Blanco Minerals Inc. is rapidly becoming a leading global producer of lithium.
Blanco Minerals' corporate office is located in Vancouver, Canada. Blanco Minerals employs over 1,000 staff and contractors located in Canada, Chile, Argentina and Mexico.
Blanco Minerals Inc., through a joint venture with Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM), is now producing and further developing lithium brine mineral at its Salar De Arena Rica project in the Atacama Region of northern Chile. The joint venture partners, SQM, are the world's 2nd largest producer of lithium. The partnership with SQM gives Blanco Minerals full access to all of SQM's refining and transportation infrastructure in the Atacama Region.
Blanco Minerals also has a large lithium brine project located in Jujuy Province, Argentina. This project consists of a 46 square kilometer salar (brine lake and surrounding concessions). The site is 100% owned by Blanco Minerals and its minority Argentinian partners. Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri since elected in 2015 has introduced reforms to encourage foreign investment in the country’s mining industry and thus foreign investment into the mining sector in Argentina is surging.
Blanco Minerals Inc. is developing one of North America’s largest lithium projects in Zacatecas State in central Mexico. The project is ideally situated as a short overland shipping journey to Tesla’s gigantic lithium Gigafactory in Nevada. The geological testing on the site has returned the potential of 35,800 tonnes per annum of lithium carbonate that can be produced in the first year of production and expanding to 54,000 tonnes per annum 2 years later.