Northern Nevada has an incredible opportunity to lead in alternative energy and transportation electrification as home to one of the world’s largest known deposits of lithium. Lithium is an important mineral that is expected to be in increasingly higher demand as the production of hybrid-electric and electric vehicles becomes more prominent in our society. Western Lithium is proud to help Nevada take a leadership role in renewable energy and transportation electrification and is committed to the communities of Northern Nevada that will be a part of this exciting step towards a better future.
Western Lithium's Commitment to the Community
- At Western Lithium we all take our responsibilities seriously to protect the environment, to conduct business based on high ethical standards, and to make a positive difference in the communities in which we operate.
- We invest in the people and communities neighboring our operations by endeavouring to hire locally, offer skills training to area residents and to support local procurement.
- We want to have an open dialogue with our neighboring communities, local governments and the general public, and will do our best to answer questions, provide information and become an active part of these communities.
- We are certain that if you haven’t already seen us around, at some point you will. Please feel free to talk to us about this project, ask us questions or even sit down for a coffee. Here are some of the faces behind the project:
Dennis Bryan, P.E., Sr. VP of Development
Dennis has over 35 years of experience in the industrial minerals industry in Northern Nevada, is a graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines in Geologic Engineering and holds a MS in Geology from the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada. He has been actively associated with the Kings Valley Lithium Project since 2007. He has been involved in all aspects of the industrial minerals field including exploration, product marketing, mine development as well as expertise with mining laws concerning mining claims, National Environment Policy Act, permitting and reclamation at both the U.S. federal and Nevada state level. Dennis is the appointee of the Governor to the State of Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources, representing the small miner's interests, including that of the industrial minerals industry. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the MacKay School of Earth Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a past President of the Council of Engineering Companies, Nevada Chapter (ACEC) and received the national ACEC award for Distinguished Community Service in 1998. He has also served as an Ex-Officio Director on the Board of Directors of the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors and was Chairman of the Year in 1992 for his accomplishments on the Community Awareness and Public Relations Committee.
In addition to his work with Western Lithium, Dennis is actively involved in the local community as a Director and past President of Hot August Nights, the largest special event in Reno, and the largest event in the country celebrating the cars and music of the 1950s and 1960s. He has also served on the Board of Directors and is past Executive Producer of "Sheep Dip", an annual roast satirizing the exploits of the local community and state of Nevada.
Catherine Clark, Environmental Director
Catherine has over 25 years of experience in mining, resource management, state and federal permitting and compliance, and preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental documents. She has lived in Northern Nevada for over 20 years and holds a MS in Environmental Resource Management from the University of Nevada Reno. She has been involved in the mining industry throughout the western United States and primarily in Nevada; from the initial pre-feasibility stages, exploration, baseline studies and permitting, and carrying projects through mine development and long term operational compliance. She currently serves on the Nevada Mining Association’s Environmental Wildlife Subcommittee and is a member of the Geological Society of Nevada.
Bo Elgby, Manager of Mine Development
Bo is a geologist with over 30 years of international experience in exploration, mine development and production. He first lived in Northern Nevada from 1977 to 1980 when he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno. Bo was a team member bringing the Quintette Coal Mine in Canada from exploration into production. He returned to Reno to advance his career in industrial minerals in 1990. He recently held positions of Production Manager and Plant Manager at Eagle Materials' Nevada Cement Plant and Western Aggregates in California.
Where can I find more information?
Western Lithium is committed to having an open dialogue with neighboring communities of the Kings Valley Project as well as anyone interested in finding out more information. We welcome any questions, comments or concerns and, if you don't see us around to ask us in person, please feel free to contact Dennis Bryan, Senior Vice President of Development or Bo Elgby, Manager of Mine Development, at 775-827-3318 or email@example.com.