It’s a chemical element and one of the lightest known metals on the planet.

It’s one of the three elements synthesized in the big bang, with the other two being hydrogen and helium.

It has many uses, especially in the modern technological world.

Because it is generally found in low concentrations, it is comparatively rare. However, with the advancements in technology, demand for it is increasing and it is soon to be mined in Northwestern Ontario.

The element is lithium, and although it may not be a household word, it is actually a metal that is ubiquitous in our everyday lives.

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