In the Ore Mountains, a vast reserve of lithium is found. If the Czech Republic authorities proceed with its extraction, known as the "white gold," it has the potential to boost the economy of both the country and the Usti nad Labem region. However, not everyone shares the same enthusiasm for these plans. The village of Cinovec, located near the German-Czech border, possesses a small yet valuable treasure. Situated approximately 100 km northwest of Prague, this village holds around three to five percent of the world's lithium reserves, making it the largest lithium deposit in Europe.
Lithium mining has become a strategic investment area in the Czech Republic, gaining immense significance in recent years, particularly in the field of battery production. The transition to alternative energy sources and the advancement of electromobility heavily rely on lithium-based energy storage.