Large Lithium Deposit Discovered in U.S. 

The mineral is needed for batteries

In a volcanic crater located along the Nevada-Oregon border may be the largest deposit of lithium in the world. It is estimated that the deposit, located in Thacker Pass, could be as large as a million tons of the essential metal. 

To date, China has controlled 80 percent of the world’s lithium refining. The new find, if extracted, could change the global dynamics on the demand for the mineral as electric production expands worldwide. 

The Thacker Pass area is home to several indigenous nations. It has been suggested that it is also home to the bald eagle, although no nesting sites have been found in the area. 

A Canadian company has begun construction on the mine. So far challenges from environmentalists and Native American tribal leaders have failed, the most recent being early this summer when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied attempts to overturn Bureau of Land Management approvals.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning as the possible mining of lithium from Thacker Pass is explored.
  • For Secretary Haaland to seek God’s guidance as she heads the Interior Department.

Sources: Just The News, AP


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