Exxon Mobil announces plan to begin lithium mining in South Arkansas this month
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November 14, 2023 at 7:30 a.m.
Exxon Mobil will begin drilling for lithium in South Arkansas starting this month, the company announced Monday.
The announcement is the beginning of a rush to extract the mineral, a critical component in electric vehicle, computer and cellphone batteries, from the Smackover Formation in South Arkansas.