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A Huge Lithium Depository Found in Nevada and Oregon Border

Photo captured from introduced on August 30 on its website that a considerable amount of lithium depository in the McDermitt Caldera was located on the Nevada and Oregon border. The McDermitt Caldera is 28 miles long and 22 miles wide approximately, and it contains around 20 to 40 million metric tons of lithium.

According to Fox Business, “A deposit of lithium recently discovered along the Nevada-Oregon border may be among the world’s largest, having potentially huge implications for the transition to the electric car production world.”

This hydrothermal enrichment lithium deposit was found under the clay of the McDermitt caldera. This rare mineral deposit in the US pushes the US towards the upper hand in the global lithium market.

Geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan told FOX Business that the geology “appears promising” but cautioned that there hasn’t “been significant prospecting in the area.”

The three types of lithium deposits are brines, spodumene, and lepidolite. Brine deposits, mainly found across Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, the United States, and China, are saltwater accumulations that contain dissolved lithium. Spodumene and lepidolite are hard rock compounds of lithium with spodumene possessing a significantly higher lithium content. Some of the world’s largest hard rock lithium resources are located in Australia, China, and Canada, among others, according to Yahoo News.

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