THOMPSON VALLEY, ARIZONA

THOMPSON VALLEY PROJECT

THOMPSON VALLEY, ARIZONA

OVERVIEW

ARIZONA’S PROMISING FUTURE

Surface clay deposits known as the “White Hills” were initially discovered in the mid-1950’s and were known to contain bentonite and hectorite clays.  Exploration data from the 1960’s shows lithium content of the bentonite ranges from 0.3 to 0.5% Li2O (1,400 to 2,300 ppm Li), which is similar to the lithium contents for other lithium-clay projects located further north in Arizona.

Ameriwest Lithium’s newest acquisition, Thompson Valley,  is a prospective lithium sedimentary deposit with surface or near-surface exposure of lithium-bearing clays, with historic grades similar to those found in similar deposits in Clayton Valley

  • Ameriwest has been awarded seven exploration permits by the Arizona State Land Department to explore for prospective lithium-bearing clays located on nearly 2,859 acres (1,157 hectares) in west-central Arizona’s Thompson Valley.
  • The location has good access and is not far from State Highway 93, 120 miles (190 km) north of Phoenix. 
  • The deposits are shallow, occurring at or near the surface, and it has been reported that the overall clay sequence is 70 feet (21 m) thick, containing a hectorite bed with a thickness ranging from 8 to 35 feet (2.4 to 11 m) as a relatively uniform deposit over the area.*
  • Ameriwest will be moving towards a field exploration program of geologic mapping and surface sampling to better define the extent and grade of the deposit.

* Note that these are historic samples taken prior to the implementation of National Instrument 43-101 and the results have not been verified.  The results do indicate the presence of lithium and warrant the need for additional exploration to evaluate the deposits.

Thompson Valley Location Map. Click to Enlarge

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