Quick Facts



Esmeralda County, Nevada
Halfway between Las Vegas and Reno

project highlights

  • 26,000 Acre Lithium Brine Project

  • Inferred Resource of 247,000 tonnes lithium hydroxide monohydrate (218,000 tonnes Lithium Carbonate Equivalent) – June 2017
    Lithium-bearing brine has been detected to a depth of 820 meters (2700 feet)

  • Adjacent to the only producing lithium mine in North America

  • Significant existing infrastructure

Lithium Deposit

The Clayton Valley lithium deposit is a salty groundwater (brine) with high levels of lithium contained in a series of  aquifers. The brine is ‘mined’ by drilling boreholes into the aquifers and pumping the brine to surface for lithium removal.

Brine Advantage

Brine is generally accepted as the lowest cost type of lithium resource to process. Pure Energy’s intention is to utilize innovative process technologies to recover and produce low-cost, high-quality lithium products.

  • 21st Century Process Technology versus the “Conventional Evaporation Processes”
  • Potential Recovery >90% vs <50%
  • Independent of weather and climate
  • Significantly shortens time to market – months to hours
  • Smaller environmental footprint
  • Predicted lower capital costs to build the plant (capex)
    and lower operating costs (opex)


The lithium brines are hosted within unconsolidated sediments (gravel, sand, silt, etc.) that infill the extensive and deep basin beneath Pure Energy’s claim area. To date, Pure Energy has encountered lithium-bearing brines from approximately 130 metres (450 ft) below ground level, down to approximately 600 metres (2,000 ft) below ground level in the northern portion of the property. Geophysics suggests that similar brine-bearing formations encountered so far during drilling and other attractive host horizons extend to much greater depths within the basin (up to 1,500 m or 5,000 ft).


  • Paved highway and well-maintained county road to project
  • Existing nearby electrical substation
  • Midway between Las Vegas & Reno
  • Located at an elevation of 1,320m (4,400 ft), site is accessible 365 days of the year
  • 4 hours drive to site of Gigafactory



A Mineral Resource in a Productive District with Excellent Infrastructure

  • Contiguous with the only producing lithium mine in North America
  • Excellent access to US domestic market and onward to Asian markets through California ports


Demonstrated Favorable Development Characteristics

  • Brine chemistry and hydrogeology shown to be very similar to the long-lived Silver Peak Mine
  • Amenable to multiple processing methods
  • Low magnesium and calcium could facilitate low-cost production


Scalable and “Fast-Trackable” to Meet the World’s Growing Appetite for Lithium

  • New technology offers the opportunity to take a modular approach to production
  • Nevada remains one of the top mining jurisdictions in the world
  • Development schedule is aligned with anticipated demand growth for electric vehicles and grid storage batteries


Located to meet U.S. domestic market and good access to Asian markets


Nevada is a mining friendly state with good infrastructure


Experienced team of project developers


Timing of anticipated lithium production coincides with rising demand expected from the increased use of mobile electronics and hybrid/electric vehicles



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