Overview

Lithium brine project located in Nye County, Nevada, which is 125 miles east of Clayton Valley and the Silver Peak lithium brine operation. Tonopah, being the nearest town at 60 miles east, can supply the basic needs of an exploration programme. Main roads are easily accessible, with the Extraterrestrial Highway (375) located 0.5 miles away. The project is located 310 miles southeast of the Tesla Gigafactory, which is forecast to be a significant consumer of lithium carbonate.

The project tenements are centred on salt lake playa and consist of 168 BLM unpatented placer claims, 100% held by Zenolith, covering a total area of 13.6km2. The claims confer surface rights for any activities related to mineral exploration and production.

Topography in the area is very flat, being ideal for a lithium brine operation. The mineralisation model is considered to be analogous with that of Clayton Valley and the Silver Peak lithium operation.

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Project Highlights

2016

  • Reconnaissance surface auger/post hole sampling conducted from depths of 1m – 2m, results showed grades of 33 ppm Li to 192 ppm Li
  • Water bores located within 1km of the project area found lithium levels of 1.2 ppm Li, indicating potential lithium enriched waters at depth
  • Passive seismic geophysical survey confirmed presence of thick, sedimentary sequence bounded by basin margin faults, being similar to those found at the Silver Peak lithium brine operation

2017

Magnetotelluric geophysical survey identified a conductive layer in the upper 200m – 300m spanning the full width of the project area, and being stronger and shallower than similar Nevada projects

Next Steps

A three phase approach will be followed:

Phase 1

Once permits are approved, a one hole drilling program will be completed.

Phase 2

Based on successful drilling results, metallurgical testwork will be completed.