Project: Kings Valley, Nevada
Western Lithium's Kings Valley Lithium Project is located in Humboldt County in northern Nevada, approximately 100 km north-northwest of Winnemucca and 40 km west-northwest of Orovada, Nevada. The area is sparsely populated ranching land and covers approximately 40,000 acres. Access to the project is via paved road (U.S. Highway 95) north from Winnemucca to Orovada and then west on paved state highway 293 to the project area. Local access is via numerous gravel and dirt roads.
Western Lithium USA Corporation – Kings Valley Project, Nevada
Nevada is uniquely positioned to support the world-wide increase in renewable energy production and demand for electric vehicles through lithium mining – the key ingredient to the high-performance batteries, which will power electric vehicles and be used in utility-scale energy storage projects. While wind, solar and geothermal are most often identified as the region’s green resources, the role of the Silver State’s mineral assets, such as lithium, is often overlooked. The Department of Energy estimates that U.S. demand for lithium batteries will increase significantly over the next 20 years, reducing the U.S.’s foreign oil consumption and carbon emissions. As lithium demand increases, Nevada’s founding industry – mining – is primed to carry the state and the country into the future.
Western Lithium USA Corporation
Western Lithium USA Corporation, with offices in Reno, Nevada, and Vancouver, British Columbia, is poised to become the North American leader in the production and supply of lithium. Founded in July 2008, the company is headed by an experienced group of mine builders, engineers and investors. With an infrastructure and support system already in place in Northern Nevada, Western Lithium has a prime advantage in the production of one of the world's largest known deposits of lithium.
Northern Nevada has a high desert climate with cold winters and hot summers. Elevations are 1,225 to 2,150 m (4,000 to 7,000 feet). Snow can fall from October to May, but typically melts quickly in the early fall or late spring. Nearby mining operations operate continuously through the winter. Vegetation consists of sagebrush and grasslands at all elevations.
Because of the large-scale mining in the Winnemucca area, local resources offer much of the infrastructure and support required by mining. The area is about 30 km north of the now depleted Sleeper gold mine and 100 km northwest of Twin Creeks, Turquoise Ridge, and Getchell gold mines. Several other gold and copper mines operate in the regional area providing an experienced work force and adequate support for mining operations. Electrical power is available as lines run approximately 0.5 kilometers to the south of one of the lens of mineralization. Roads are in generally good repair and are all season roads but may be closed for short periods due to extreme weather in the winter. Access to rail lines is provided in Winnemucca.