The Origin of the Thacker Pass Lithium Deposit, the Largest Known Lithium Resource in the United States
Presented by Dr. Thomas Benson, Lead Global Exploration Geologist, Lithium Americas Corporation
A message from Annie Huhta, Director of the MSESE: Please join the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering for our very first Mackay Speaker Series—a collaborative effort of faculty, students, and industry partnerships highlighting new and on-going research efforts within the Mackay School.
The Spring 2021 Mackay Speaker Series is a three-part series focusing on lithium in Nevada with presentations occurring in March, April and May, 2021. We hope you will join us for our new Mackay Speaker Series webinar event!
Abstract: The Thacker Pass lithium deposit in Humboldt County, Nevada is the largest known lithium resource in the United States and the largest known and highest-grade sedimentary (clay) resource in the world. This talk presents a new model for the genesis of the Thacker Pass deposit based on work done in collaboration with researchers at the University of Nevada-Reno and new research by Lithium Americas Corporation on the physical volcanology, sedimentology, and trace element geochemistry of the deposit.
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