Lithium King

Localisation

The project is located 170km West of salt Lake City along Highway 80 just East of the Intrepid Potash production plant (which used surface water to produce potash by evaporation)

Project area looking North towards Pilot Peak

Claim post on the Lithium King Property

Exploration

The Lithium Property is located in the Pilot Valley, at the Western margin of the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Historical surface water sampling from shallow drill holes (0-25 feet) by the USGS between 1972 and 1993 (U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1585) identified anomalous Lithium values ranging from  2 ppm to 1,200ppm*.

The Property sits along the Southern extension of an interpreted high Lithium value trend from the surface well samples*.

*Surface water samples may not reflect the basin brine’s composition and drilling with brines sampling is needed to confirm the presence of Lithium in the basin brines

 

Historically, three oil wells have been drilled by Shell and Alpha Minerals in the vicinity of the Property (logs pending).

The well locations together with the interpreted cross section and surface geological interpretation enabled GBML to construct a preliminary 3D model of the basin.

Geological Setting

Historically, three oil wells have been drilled by Shell and Alpha Minerals in the vicinity of the Property (logs pending).

The well locations together with the interpreted cross section and surface geological interpretation enabled GBML to construct a preliminary 3D model of the basin.

 

 

Historically, three oil wells have been drilled by Shell and Alpha Minerals in the vicinity of the Property (logs pending).

The well locations together with the interpreted cross section and surface geological interpretation enabled GBML to construct a preliminary 3D model of the basin.

In the project area vicinity, the estimated basement depth (Paleozoic rocks form basement) varies from 700m to 1,200m vertical*.

The top of the interpreted key porous horizon (mixed volcanic conglomerate and shale of Tertiary age) is estimated to be located at a depth of 150m  with a possible thickness of 200m*. 

* Information interpreted from historical digitized interpreted cross section and localization of original well data will help confirm these estimations

* Information interpreted from historical digitized interpreted cross section and further geophysical data acquisition and interpretation is needed to confirm these interpretations

The project is also located near 2 major basin faults associated to a local sub graben. Current water temperatures also indicated possible deep basin fluid upwelling along those faults*.

To the North of the Property, a set of E-W faults associated to a graben into the Pilot Range could also present a source for basin fluids*.

The interpretation of the key horizon* was used to generate a reservoir model in which the surface water sample values for Li ppm** were extrapolated.

The position of the project area in regards of the higher surface water Li values shows the potential for Lithium enriched brines at reasonable depths of 200-500m*.

*Information interpreted from historical digitized interpreted cross section and further geophysical data acquisition and interpretation is needed to confirm these interpretations

*Surface water samples may not reflect the basin brine’s composition and drilling with brines sampling is needed to confirm the presence of Lithium in the basin brine