EDWARDS CREEK VALLEY, NEVADA

EDWARDS CREEK PROJECT

EDWARDS CREEK VALLEY, NEVADA

OVERVIEW

Edwards Creek Valley (ECV) is a playa in a hydrologically closed basin in north central Nevada.

ECV is strategically located two hours east of the Tesla Gigafactory and 2.5 hours north of Albemarle’s Silver Peak operation in Clayton Valley. There is direct highway access, power, and the Property is located near the towns of Fallon and Austin.

Lithium brines in the region are known to accumulate in valleys with the following characteristics:

  • An arid climate
  • Hydrologically closed basin with a playa
  • Tectonically driven basin development
  • Associated geothermal activity
  • Surrounding felsic rhyolite potential source rocks
  • One or more adequate aquifers
  • Sufficient geologic time to concentrate a brine


All these conditions are met within the Edwards Creek Valley 

Edwards Creek Valley relative to Tesla Gigafactory and Ameriwest holdings at Clayton and Railway valleys. Click to Enlarge
Edwards Creek Valley relative to Fallon, NV. Click to Enlarge
Ameriwest claim area encompassing entire central playa at ECV.
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The adjacent Smith Creek Valley has been explored with results of up to 470 ppm lithium in surface sampling of the salt flats surrounding hot springs. Smith Creek Valley is located at the front of its mountain range that is shared with ECV (Source:  The Nevada Mineral Industry, Nevada Bureau of Mines, Special Publication MI-2017). 

The Smith Creek Valley Project is being advanced by Iconic Minerals Limited.  Furthermore, ECV is surrounded by felsic tuffs that could be potential source rocks for lithium, like found on the periphery of Clayton Valley.

Note that the vicinity or similarity of ECV to properties located in Clayton Valley or Smith Creek Valley does not guarantee that mineral resources or reserves will be defined at ECV.

GEOLOGY

Edwards Creek Valley Geology Map. Click to Enlarge

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