Clayton Valley Lithium

Our unwavering focus is on exploring and advancing premium-grade battery metals deposits that will drive the transition towards a sustainable future. In our portfolio lies the Clayton Valley Lithium project, which holds a pivotal role, as Lithium forms a critical element in the creation of electric vehicle batteries and energy storage systems.

Overview of the Clayton Valley Lithium Exploration - Development Project

Our claims in Clayton Valley are bordering the Silver Peak Lithium Project of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), home to the only producing lithium mine in North America.

Clayton Valley’s lithium is contained in both underground reservoirs (aquifers) in the form of salty groundwater (brine) and montmorillonite clays that features high levels of lithium.

Grid Battery Metals  is focused on locating commercially important groundwater deposits enriched in dissolved lithium on their Clayton Valley project at Silver Peak, near Tonopah, Nevada.

The property has strong potential to host Lithium brine deposits in favorable geologic horizons within the basin fill. Another possible target is lithium enriched clay within the fill package and potentially in previous high stands of the playa.


Clayton Valley, Nevada, USA

Total Area

~930 hectares
(~2,300 acres)


118 claims in 1 group





Grid Battery Metals

Exploration and Development

A similar graben structure has been identified on the property of Grid Battery Metals in the north part of the Clayton Valley basin where the Goat Island graben is inferred from gravity inversion (Quantec, 2008; Petrick, 2008).  The valley is segmented into a northerly-trending, 1-2 km-wide sub-basin with a distinct escarpment on each side caused by the displacement of a block of land downward.

Within the graben and within the boundary of the claim block, a drill hole by Western Geothermal Partners 2007 logged as WGP#2 reported as follows: “From 280 – to 305 ft., fine grained green sand and silt logged as volcanic ash was encountered. This unit may be correlative to the Main Ash Aquifer, which is a marker bed in other areas of the Clayton Valley Basin.”

Planned Exploration

Detailed exploration program to start in Spring 2021: rock and soil sampling, trenching & drill program

Exploration concept

the inferred graben (valley) below our claims is a sub-basin of the larger Clayton Valley basin and may represent a secondary trap for lithium brines within the greater system

Historical Data

Review historical exploration data, including 25-foot-thick zone of volcanic ash onsite reportedly similar to the Main Ash Aquifer in the Clayton Valley lithium operation


Silver Peak is one of the oldest mining areas in Nevada. The town site was established in 1864 due to a hot spring that was in the area. In 1948 a fire burned the town of Silver Peak and after that there was little activity until 1966, when the Foote Mineral Company started its lithium extracting operations in nearby Clayton Valley.

Located contiguous and adjacent to Nickel Rock Mineral’s Clayton Valley Project, the Silver Peak Lithium Brine Mine and Processing Facility has been in production since 1966 using traditional evaporation pond technology. Albemarle Corporation purchased the mine as part of its acquisition of Rockwood Lithium that closed in early 2015. The United States Geological Survey estimates that over 300 million pounds of lithium carbonate have been produced at this facility since 1964.


In Clayton Valley all producing lithium brine deposits share a number of first-order characteristics: (1) arid climate; (2) closed basin containing a playa or salar; (3) tectonically driven subsidence; (4) associated igneous or geothermal activity; (5) suitable lithium source-rocks; (6) one or more adequate aquifers; and (7) sufficient time to concentrate a brine.

The general structure of the producing area of the north part of the Clayton Valley basin is known from geophysical surveys and drilling to be a graben structure with its most down-dropped portion the east-northeast side of the basin along the extension of the Paymaster Canyon Fault and Angel Island Fault (Zampirro, 2004).

Benefits of Nevada

Ranked the 3rd best mining jurisdiction in the world in 2019 by the Fraser Institute, Nevada is ideally suited to supply domestic and Asian markets.

Strong Ethics

Strong ethic toward effective & successful reclamation (restoring land that has been mined to a natural / economically usable state)


Largest mining program in the US with 49% of the Bureau of Land Management’s active mining claims


Mining friendly regulations with a Stable political environment. Producing lithium since 1966 at the Silver Peak Mine