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Extracting riches from a Dead Man's Salt Flat Add to ...

The 'lithium triangle' of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile holds the world's largest reserves of lithium, a key component in batteries that power cell phones, laptops - even electric cars. The raw material is extracted from Chile's Atacama salt flat and the Salar del Hombre Muerto, or Dead Man’s Salt Flat, in Argentina.