What a year for lithium, previously a forgotten backwater hidden near Bridgetown; now the Great White Hope for the Pilbara, the Goldfields, Kwinana, and West Perth.
But the Metal Detective worries that some proselytisers of the metal have got ahead of themselves in terms of demand forecasts.
To achieve some of those projections, every household in China would need to sprinkle lithium salts on their breakfast omelettes every morning and replace all of their pets with battery-powered equivalents by 2020.
And everyone in Texas would have to swap their petrol-guzzling SUVs for Teslas before the decade is out.
Let’s not get too carried away. Electric vehicle sales are g...