The “Clayton Valley Deep Basin Lithium Brine Project” in Nevada
Sienna Resource’s “Clayton Valley Deep Basin Lithium Brine Project” is located directly inside of and completely surrounded by Pure Energy Minerals Ltd’s (PE—TSX.v) property. The “Clayton Valley Deep Basin Lithium Brine Project” is located in parts of the deepest sections (refer to the map below) of the only lithium brine basin with a producing operation in North America (Albemarle’s (ALB-NYSE) Silver Peak Mine). Pure Energy Minerals, which owns the Clayton Valley South project, has recently released an inferred resource of 247,000 tons of lithium carbonate equivalent on the Clayton Valley South project. According to the Pure Energy Minerals Limited website, “Geophysics shows that the same brine-bearing formations encountered during drilling (Pure) appear to extend to much greater depths within the basin.” Recently Pure Energy Minerals Limited signed a supply agreement with Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA-Nasdaq) to potentially supply lithium hydroxide from its Clayton Valley Lithium Brine Deposit.
Jason Gigliotti, President of Sienna Resources Inc. stated, “We are pleased to be one of the few companies that have property within the only known lithium brine basin with production in North America. Saline brines are higher density than fresh or brackish water and therefore tend to sink. Based on this, management is optimistic regarding this project as we are located in the deeper sections of this basin. Sienna also currently has one of the smaller market caps of the public companies in the Clayton Valley. The lithium space has shown signs of explosive growth recently and shows little to no signs of slowing down. Lithium is one of the few sectors of the market that appeals to both the traditional resource investor and millennials, as Tesla has primarily created a global knowledge for lithium, therefore being a true crossover element. Management plans to commence operations on this new project shortly.”