In the Ore Mountains, lies an abundance of lithium deposits. Should the Czech Republic's authorities embark on its extraction, the region of Usti nad Labem, as well as the country's economy, could reap the benefits of this "white gold." However, not everyone is enthused about such plans. The village of Cinovec, situated near the German-Czech border, holds a small yet significant fortune. This village, approximately 100 km northwest of Prague, is home to approximately three to five percent of the world's lithium reserves, making it the largest lithium deposit in Europe.
Lithium mining has become an area of strategic investment in the Czech Republic, gaining immense importance in recent years, particularly in battery production. The transition to alternative energy sources and the advancement of electromobility heavily rely on lithium-based energy storage.