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Lithium Industry Updates

Real-time Comparison:  North American Lithium Companies Post-PFS assets (US$)

A Look At Direct Lithium Extraction (“DLE”) And Some Of The DLE Lithium Companies

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Oct. 19, 2011 – Forbes “Lithium: The New California Gold Rush”

April 6, 2016 – Las Vegas Sun “Precious metal: Is Nevada on the verge of a lithium rush?”

April 26, 2016 – Proactive “Trending: Is Lithium Rush the new Gold?”

Feb. 1, 2019 – National Geographic Magazine “This metal is powering today’s technology – at what price?”

May 17, 2019 – Seattle Times “A war is brewing over lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley”

June 24, 2019 – Nevada Current “No lithium boom yet, but boom in stories about lithium boom going strong”

Oct. 30, 2019 – E&E News “How lithium could be Calif.’s next ‘gold rush'”

Dec. 27, 2019 – The Sierra Nevada Ally “Lithium exploration science and mining – leading research has one foot in Nevada, the other in Argentina”

April 20, 2020 – NBCLX Video “Tesla Came First. Now Nevada is Becoming America’s ‘Lithium Valley’”

June 13, 2020 – The Australian Saturday Paper “The unfulfilled promise of lithium mining”

Sept. 29, 2020 – Edmunds “The True Cost of Powering an Electric Car”

Dec. 8, 2020 – The Guardian “The curse of ‘white oil’: electric vehicles’ dirty secret”

Dec. 18, 2020 – KUNR News “Nevada’s Vast Stores Of Lithium Could Fuel The Energy Transition. But At What Cost?”

Jan. 15, 2021 – BBC News “Protecting fragile ecosystems from lithium mining”

Jan. 21, 2021 – Los Angeles Times “Two Biden priorities, climate and conservation, collide in the California desert” and The Nevada Independent “Nevada is looking at more lithium mining. An industry executive talks about a market driven by electric vehicles”

Jan. 23, 2021 – Associated Press “Mine OK’d in Trump’s last days may boost Biden energy plan”

April 26, 2021 – Cell Siders Future of the Lithium Supply Chain “Episode 6 – Hard Rock Cafe: A Conversation With Joe Lowry”

April 27, 2021 – POLITICO “Portugal to scrap lithium mining project”

April 27, 2021 – Earthworks “Reducing new mining for electric vehicle battery metals: responsible sourcing through demand reduction strategies and recycling”

May 1, 2021 – Physics Today “Fears of a lithium supply crunch may be overblown”

May 7, 2021 – The Economic Times “The lithium gold rush: Inside the race to power electric vehicles”

May 11, 2021 – Clean Technica “As We Extract Lithium From US Mines, Environmental Issues Remain”

May 11, 2021 – The Colorado Sun “Mining ban considered to protect greater sage grouse species in western U.S.”

May 23, 2021 – Deseret News “Another dirty little secret about green energy: It needs more mining to support Biden’s plan”

May 25, 2021 – Reuters “Exclusive: Biden looks abroad for electric vehicle metals, in blow to U.S. miners”

June 2, 2021 – Reuters “EXCLUSIVE Mexico now ready to welcome private lithium miners”

June 3, 2021 – Pew Research Center “Electric vehicles get mixed reception from American consumers”

June 3, 2021 – MSCI “Mining Energy-Transition Metals: National Aims, Local Conflicts – Key Mines Are Located Near Native American Reservations”

June 7, 2021 – Reason “Biden’s Green Agenda Meets Environmental Red Tape”

June 8, 2021 – Bloomberg Law “Pitfalls Await Biden’s Bid to Boost Mineral Mining for EVs”

Oct. 8, 2021 – Reuters “Automakers funding new tech aimed at making greener lithium for EVs”

Feb. 1, 2022 – Euronews “South America’s ‘lithium fields’ reveal the dark side of our electric future”

Apr. 7, 2022 – Reuters “New lithium technology can help the world go green — if it works”

May 26, 2022 – National Geographic “Activists fear a new threat to biodiversity—renewable energy”

June 2, 2022 – Protocol “The best EV policies are ones that keep them off the road”

July 7, 2022 – Business Insider “Electric cars have a dirty secret — and it’s a big one”

July 12, 2020 – Interesting Engineering “Lithium mining: New study reveals a hidden cost of renewable technology – It turns out lithium brine mining is less than “green.”

July 20, 2022 – Real Clear Investigations “Rights Abuser China Emerging as Dubious Linchpin of Biden’s Lithium-Battery Supply Chain”

July 24, 2022 – Associated Press “Nevada court fights raise caution flags on green energy push”

July 27, 2022 – National Journal “Inside the fight over Nevada’s lithium rush”

March 2, 2023 – The Center for Land Use Interpretation Lithium Dreams

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State and Federal Mining Information

Nevada Division of Minerals, Dissolved Minerals Resource Exploration (DMRE)

California Department of Conservation, Mining and Geology Board

California Department of Conservation, Maps: Mines and Mineral Resources

Micon International: NI 43-101 Technical Reports: What They Are, and What They’re Not

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