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Unlocking Claystone Lithium Is The Key To America's Electrification And Global Supply Of Lithium

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America
Focused

American centered exploration and development within the tier 1 jurisdiction of Nevada.

ESG

Prospecting & development focused on reduced water consumption and carbon footprint.

Clean
Tech

Development and advancement of clean claystone processing technology and strategic partnerships.

Market
Growth

Offers investors a unique opportunity to invest in both lithium discovery and technology, maximizing exposure in a growing industry.

Clearly, well positioned To supply a critical resource to the North America EV and battery market

Our flagship lithium project is located in the heart of America’s lithium discovery region.

  • Located in central Nevada
  • Proximal to 3 of the most attractive mining jurisdiction in the world.*
  • Project located 245km from Tesla’s Gigafactory.

Clearly, well positioned To supply a critical resource to the North America EV and battery market

Our flagship lithium project is located in the heart of America’s lithium discovery region.

  • Located in central Nevada
  • Proximal to 3 of the most attractive mining jurisdiction in the world.*
  • Project located 245km from Tesla’s Gigafactory.

Lithium Pricing Up 90% Q1 2022

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Source: https://www.nxtmine.com/news/articles/articles/monsters-of-rock-good-news-continues-to-flow-if-youre-in-lithium/

America Focused

American centered exploration and development within the tier 1 jurisdiction of Nevada

Lithium Supply and Forecast

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Source: Benchmark Mineral Intelligence – Lithium Forecast, Q3 2021

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Source: Benchmark Mineral Intelligence – Lithium Forecast, Q3 2021

The electric vehicle market is forecasted to significantly rise over the next 20 years and beyond  causing a substantial shortfall in the projected lithium supply needed. 

North America Trends Driving Demand For Lithium

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Market Growth

Offers investors a unique opportunity to invest in both lithium discovery and technology, maximizing exposure in a growing industry.

North America is ramping up their battery research, development and production with major manufacturers setting up gigafactories across Canada and the United States

Announced new battery plant in Alabama to produce the lithium-ion packs for electric SUV’s.

Announced the first lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility wholly owned by a US company to build in Arizona.

Two operational plants (lithium-ion solar cells) with a new plant expected to open in Texas

Supply & DEMAND

According to the IEA, demand for lithium is projected to grow by around 40 times by 2040. 1

The North American car industry is committed to the move to EVs:

  • GM will be all-electric by 2035 (6.8M vehicles)
  • Fiat/Chrysler by 2028 (4.6M)
  • Ford has committed to 40% EVs by 2030 (2.5M)
  • VW targets 1.5M vehicles built by 2025
  • Toyota plans to sell 3.5M units by 2030

(All figures from manufacturer’s websites). 2

That’s a total of 32 Million vehicles not including approximately 4.7Million vehicles from Chinese domestic production and Tesla’s annual production which was 520,000 vehicles in 2021. 3

Analysts at Citi predict that 75% of all mined lithium will go into EVs by 2025. 4

  • A typical EV has about 5,000 battery cells, each with a couple of grams of lithium in it.
  • A single EV contains roughly 10 kilograms—or 22 pounds—of lithium.
  • A ton of lithium metal is enough to build about 90 electric cars.
  • Building a million cars requires about 60,000 tons of LCE.
  • Hitting 30% market penetration of EVs is roughly 30 million cars, or about 1.8 million tons of LCE, or 5 times the size of the total lithium mining industry in 2019. 3

Source: www.barrons.com

  1. From IEA publication “The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions”, May, 2021
  2. wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_industry.
  3. https://www.barrons.com, October 2020
  4. www.reuters.com
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“We’re going to go and start building our own cathode facility in North America and leveraging all of the North American resources that exist for nickel and lithium”

Drew Baglino, SVP of Powertrain and Energy Engineering at Tesla

Corporate Fleets Adopting EV

Focus on Zero-Carbon Emissions

Rental car firm is adding up to 65,000 electric vehicles over five years from Swedish EV maker Polestar, the latest move by the rental car firm to add zero-emission models

Source: www.reuters.com

Unilever says it will commit its entire global fleet of 11,000 vehicles to electric by 2030 as part of the Climate Group’s EV100 program. Its interim goals are 25 percent EV or hybrid by 2020, and 50 percent by 2025.

Lyft announced its commitment to reach 100% electric vehicles on the Lyft platform by 2030 to shift to a path of zero emissions and to avoid potentially millions of metric tons of emissions into the atmosphere. 

Source: www.lyft.com

OUR TEAM

Patrick Morris

CEO

Mr. Morris brings over 20 years of experience in management positions with public companies, providing expertise in capital markets and fund raising for the resource sector. He is the former CEO of Gold Star Resources Ltd. Mr. Morris also co-created and co-produced the 1st nationally syndicated growth stock radio broadcast across Canada. With a keen focus on ESG and clean tech businesses, Patrick sees locally sourced Li as a key to unlocking the future of transportation

Marco Montecino

DIRECTOR

Over 35 years’ experience of exploration projects and resource development in the Americas. Served as a Senior Consultant to Intrepid Mines Ltd. and as VP, Exploration for Montana Gold. Has worked with numerous junior, intermediate and senior companies including Francisco Gold, Phelps Dodge, Placer Dome, Billiton, Alta Gold and Nerco Minerals. He was instrumental in the discovery of the Marlin Deposit in Guatemala and other gold deposits in Nevada, Mexico, and Central America.

Robert Birmingham (B.A.)

DIRECTOR

Over 10 years’ experience in the mining industry and capital markets, with a focus on corporate development, investor relations and capital raising.

Chris Mackay

DIRECTOR

President of Strand Development, oversees activities in the USA. Including sourcing and analysis of new acquisitions, development and financing or refinancing. Strand currently has over 3,000 properties in major markets across the US.

Mark Mukhija

DIRECTOR

Mr. Mukhija brings over 15 years of experience in the mining industry including roles with global mining companies such as Teck Resources, Barrick, BHP Billiton, and TransAlta. Since 2018, Mark has been the General Manager (Australia) for Motion Metrics, an industrial artificial intelligence and machine learning company catering to the mining industry with a specific focus on safety and productivity. Mr. Mukhija is responsible for the P&L, business development, project management, and logistics of the Motion Metrics (Australia) operations. With BHP Billiton, Mark was responsible for life of mine planning and asset value optimization.  At TransAlta, Mr. Mukhija began as the Engineering Team Leader at the Sunhills Mine with 14 direct reports and then moved into a capital planning supervisory role where he was responsible for a $60mm annual capital expenditure budget for the operation. Mr. Mukhija is a Professional Engineer and graduate from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering (2003).

C. David (Dave) Wright

Strategic Advisor

Results-oriented engineering leader with extensive technical and management experience. Previously served in a variety of roles with Ingersoll Rand, Maxwell Technologies, New Generation Biofuels, Delphi Packard, HE Microwave, Delco Electronics, and GM Advanced Engineering. He has a track record of successful commercial product and process development.

MARCUS TOMLINSON, PhD

Lead Technical Advisor

Mr. Tomlinson brings over thirty years of experience in metallurgical research, engineering, and operations support. For over a decade, he worked in the Corporate Technical Services groups at Goldcorp and Barrick Gold. He founded Turnstone Metallurgical Services in April 2021 and has subsequently gained considerable lithium knowledge through Turnstone’s involvement with the well-known Texas-based Round Top project in developing a fully integrated flowsheet to support development of this lithium and rare earth orebody. Upon Newmont’s acquisition of Goldcorp, Mr. Tomlinson served as Director, Modelling in the Newmont Global Projects team. At Goldcorp he served in the corporate technical services team as Director Metallurgy & Research. Prior to this, he served as Manager, Metallurgy with Barrick Gold Corporation in the technical services group. Marcus has also worked with a number of major engineering companies including, Worley Parsons Mining & Metals in Australia, AMEC Americas Mining and Metals, Canada, Ausenco, Australia, AMEC Simons Mining Group, Canada, and Fluor Daniel Mining & Minerals. He began his career as a Senior Metallurgist with Anglo American Research Lab in South Africa.

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