The surveys will be performed by Zonge International, Inc. (Zonge), which markets equipment and services on a worldwide basis, and holds the first patents on the complex resistivity (CR) method in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Zonge will perform a CSAMT survey on the Full Monty project along 3 established lines (as identified from the results of the recently completed gravity survey) totaling approximately 22,600 meters, using 50 meter station spacings; the survey control is expected to take 14-16 days to complete. Zonge will then perform a CSAMT survey on the Clayton Deep project along 2 established survey lines (as identified from the results of the recently completed gravity survey) totaling approximately 12,000 meters, using 50 meter station spacings; the survey control is expected to take 9-10 days to complete. Deliverable products will consist of a digital data acquisition logistics report covering data acquisition and including a line location map and pseudo sections of observed Cagniard resistivity and impedance phase data.
Once the data from the 2nd stage of exploration is received, AmeriLithium’s consulting geophysicist, Mr. Jim Wright of J.L. Wright Geophysics, will be completing the survey’s reports. Mr. Wright is a professional geophysicist with over 40 years experience in the field of geophysical investigations and interpretation. He has considerable experience in interpreting survey data over much of the State of Nevada, and brings a wealth of knowledge of local geologic variations in the region of the 2 projects.
"This as a very positive stage for the Company. With the findings from these 2 surveys in our hands in the near future, we’ll have a much clearer picture than ever of the potential of these 2 lithium projects," stated Matthew Worrall, AmeriLithium’s CEO. "And with the demand for lithium growing, especially from the electronics and electric vehicle markets, all 4 of our Nevada-based exploration programs become more critical every day."
After the CSAMT surveys are completed on the Full Monty and Clayton Deep projects, Zonge will then be considered to conduct a 2nd stage CSAMT survey on AmeriLithium’s Nevada-based Jackson Wash project once the results have been received from that project’s 1st stage exploration gravity survey. The gravity survey field work in question was recently completed by Magee Geophysical Services, and AmeriLithium is awaiting the related report from the same Mr. Jim Wright mentioned above.
LITHIUM PROJECT SUMMARIES
FULL MONTY: AmeriLithium’s Full Monty project represents a 5,300-acre block (8.25 square miles) of federal placer mining claims in Nye County, Nevada, 25 miles north of Clayton Valley’s prime lithium-mining region. The project covers the gravity low of the intersection of the Montezuma Trough (gravity) lineament with the Big Smoky Valley lineament. Gravity lows such as the Full Monty Gravity Low are thought to be traps for lithium-bearing groundwater.
CLAYTON DEEP: AmeriLithium owns 100% of the 5,280-acre (8.25 square mile) Clayton Deep lithium brine project assets, covering the entire Southwest Gravity Low in Clayton Valley. The Clayton Deep project’s placer claims lie less than 10 miles southwest of the only US-based lithium producing plant, operated by Chemetall Foote Corporation, a subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.
JACKSON WASH: AmeriLithium’s Jackson Wash lithium brine project represents 65 claims totaling 2,450 acres (3.83 square miles). The claim block covers the center of an identified gravity low to the east of Clayton Valley in Esmeralda County, Nevada.
Lithium is a lightweight metal used in a wide range of consumer products the world over: the medical industry uses Lithium as an anti-depressant; industrial uses include glass, ceramic and porcelain enamel manufacture; the aviation industry uses Lithium in alloys. Of particular interest is the use of Lithium for battery production, which has expanded significantly in recent years due to rechargeable Lithium batteries being used increasingly in electrical tools and in the rapidly expanding portable electronics market. Furthermore, the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles are being designed to use high-capacity Lithium-ion batteries as environmentally-friendly fuel alternatives while the Obama administration has introduced $5 billion in funding and incentives for the development of a secure, domestic battery industry with special focus on Lithium-ion batteries.
AmeriLithium is a publicly traded (NASD OTC BB: AMEL), mining company committed to progressively developing into one of the leading American players in the global Lithium industry. The Company is headquartered in Henderson, NV. AmeriLithium has amassed a Lithium portfolio consisting of ~727,419 acres, including four Nevada-based projects nearby the only Lithium producing plant in the US, a large project in Alberta, Canada, and a project in Western Australia.