The Biden and Trump administrations may not have agreed on much.
But both sides of the aisle have admitted that we urgently need more domestic sources of lithium – the energy metal.
President Biden and former President Trump have both deemed lithium a “critical mineral” in national and economic security.
That’s because lithium is essential to our energy independence. The United Nations calls lithium a “pillar for a fossil fuel-free economy.”
After all, the average electric vehicle (EV) requires around 138 pounds of lithium carbonate for its battery components.
Decades ago, America was the world’s top lithium producer…
But today, we have only one large-scale American lithium mine.
Albemarle’s Silver Peak mine in Nevada produces a mere 5,000 tons of lithium annually from brine, a liquid found beneath the ground. This amounts to less than 2% of the world’s annual supply.
Silver Peak’s output is enough for about 80,000 electric vehicles per year. While this may sound encouraging, consider that 762,000 battery-powered cars were purchased in the U.S. in 2022 alone.
The U.S. hosts what are believed to be the world’s largest lithium deposits after those in the so-called Lithium Triangle region in South America…
Yet we’ve had to import most of the lithium we need from China, Russia, and countries in South America. This leaves us vulnerable.
That’s why when it comes to lithium…
Our goal for “Made in America” should really be “Mined in America.”
And that’s why now could be a great time to look into mining development company Ameriwest Lithium – and its lithium exploration projects located in the heart of U.S. mining country.
A patriotic metals play, to be sure…
Because Ameriwest Lithium’s potentially promising lithium-rich projects, including one located only 5 miles east of Nevada’s Silver Peak Mine, could help the U.S. ramp up vital lithium production to fuel our clean energy transition.*
In a moment, I’ll share more details about the company – and why it could become a household name in the sector. But first, you must understand why domestic lithium sourcing is such a big issue for America.
The current administration continues to emphasize the importance of securing a reliable and sustainable supply of lithium necessary for electric vehicles (EVs) as well as electric power.
After all, the US Government wants electric vehicles to make up 50% of all vehicle sales by 2030.
While lithium is used in consumer electronics, many types of military equipment, and the rapidly growing energy storage system market, the EV trend puts a massive strain on the lithium battery market.
By 2033, it’s estimated that:
In 2021, the Department of Energy launched a 10-year National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries. This plan supports the development of reliable domestic sources of lithium and other critical battery metals.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act combined are all investing over $135 billion to build America’s electrified transportation future. This includes sourcing and processing critical battery minerals such as lithium.
Specifically, the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act offers incentives and subsidies to EV buyers and automakers. However, battery makers must use raw materials from North America or a country with which the United States has a trade agreement.
To kick-start domestic EV production, the Department of Energy just finalized a $2.5 billion low-cost loan for a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution. The loan will help pay for three new lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facilities in America.
GM plans to build one million EVs in North America by 2025 – and stop selling gas-powered vehicles entirely by 2035.
In fact, GM just made a $650 million equity investment in Lithium Americas (NYSE: LAC) to develop the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, the largest known source of lithium in the United States.
The Edison Electric Institute projects that 26.4 million EVs will be on U.S. roads in 2030. This means millions of pounds of lithium will be needed.
There’s no stopping this megatrend of electrifying vehicles*, making the timing right to take a hard look at companies such as Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF).
According to FBI Director Christopher Wray, China is the greatest long-term threat to our country’s economic and national security.
Unfortunately, China controls a staggering 80% of the global lithium market. Of the 136 lithium battery plants filling the pipeline to 2029, 101 are China-based.
With the increasing demand for electric vehicles and their batteries, the U.S. must break China’s stranglehold on the lithium supply chain.
If China were to cut off supplies (for any reason), we might not have sufficient raw material supplies to meet our lithium demand – and the situation could become dire.
And don’t forget Russia’s war against Ukraine, which reveals the folly of relying on a geopolitical foe for importing energy products.
Even Chile, the world’s second-largest lithium producer, could see its supply availability derailed by unfavorable politics and social upheaval.
That’s why I’m looking at lithium exploration and mine development company Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF) as a potential new domestic resource to supply critical raw materials for EV batteries.*
In 2020, the total demand for lithium worldwide amounted to 292,000 metric tons of lithium carbonate equivalent.
But Anthony Tse of Franklin Templeton forecasts that a decade later, by 2030, lithium demand will rise to 3-5 million metric tons.
Unfortunately, trends like electrifying transportation and creating high-tech energy storage solutions mean supply cannot keep pace with demand.
According to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, the world will need to mine 25 times more lithium by 2050 than in 2021.
A recent New York Times article advised investors on how to get in on the global EV trend. One suggested method was to invest in companies that mine and process the minerals that EV batteries use.
I agree – and that’s why I was excited to see Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF) snag a set of properties in the good ole U.S. of A … in Nevada and Arizona.
In 2023, the Fraser Institute’s survey of mining and exploration companies rated Nevada #1 and Arizona #7 in the world for mining “investment attractiveness.”
While over 20 minerals are mined in Nevada, it’s home to the only operating lithium mine in the U.S., as I pointed out earlier. This means 100% of domestic lithium production currently comes from the Silver State.
Plus, there’s Elon Musk and Tesla…
Tesla’s multi-billion-dollar Gigafactory for producing lithium-ion batteries is located in Sparks, Nevada — just several hours away from Ameriwest’s (AWLIF) Edwards Creek Valley property.
Panasonic uses Gigafactory Nevada to produce battery cells for Tesla. And Tesla uses those cells to make battery packs for its electric vehicles as well as drivetrains and stationary energy storage products like Powerpacks, Powerwalls, and Megapacks.
Elon Musk has openly stated that he may enter the mining business as his world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing company seeks to tackle raw material constraints.
“We will just tackle whatever set of things that are needed to accelerate sustainable energy… doing mining and refining or buying a mining company, provided that we can change that mining company’s trajectory significantly, are possibilities,” Musk stated.
Will Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF) benefit from its geographical proximity to Musk’s gigafactory? That’s currently unknown, but its location certainly can’t hurt.
In their report on lithium brines, the U.S. Geological Survey called Nevada’s Clayton Valley the best-known lithium deposit in the world.
Ameriwest’s (AWLIF) Deer Musk East project is a highly promising early-stage lithium property in Clayton Valley.* It consists of 371 claims, spans a massive 7,400 acres, and is only about 5 miles from Albemarle’s active Silver Peak Mine.
But Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF) didn’t stop at Clayton Valley…
In central Nevada, only 200 miles east of Tesla’s Gigafactory, lies Ameriwest’s Edwards Creek Valley project. This closed basin contains 1,243 contiguous claims totaling 22,200 acres.
Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF) believes that Edwards Creek Valley can potentially host a large lithium brine deposit based on geophysical studies conducted on the property to date.*
A large gravity low was discovered during a recent gravity geophysical program at the Edwards Creek Valley property. This gravity low could potentially host brine deposits similar in characteristics to those found in Clayton Valley, subject to exploration success.
The great news is that Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF) controls the entire valley, so there are no competitors. In terms of size, it’s like owning all of Clayton Valley!
There’s also good infrastructure in place, with the property located near the towns of Fallon and Austin.
Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF) significantly expanded its Nevada holdings by scooping up 780 mineral claims covering 15,300 acres in Railroad Valley, Nevada – 124 miles to the east of Clayton Valley.
And there are some indications that Railroad Valley may be even better than Clayton Valley
For one thing, Railroad Valley represents a much larger basin – almost four times the size of Clayton Valley. It encases a massive gravity low, a geological feature that provides clues to the presence of underground lithium-bearing brines or aquifers.
In addition, historic oil drilling activities and seismic surveys have already amassed invaluable data for targeting potential brine aquifers. This data not only adds shareholder value but also indicates that the property may have the geologic potential to host both lithium brine and sedimentary deposits.*
Other positive factors include a lack of competition for water rights within Railroad Valley and good proximity to infrastructure.
Given its geology and recent exploration success, Railroad Valley could become a significant source of lithium brine in North America* – offering Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF) compelling reasons to ramp up lithium exploration activities in the valley.
And saving the best for last, there’s Arizona…
“We look forward to further verification of the Thompson Valley property’s potential to host a significant lithium deposit by core drilling.”
– David Watkinson, President and CEO, Ameriwest
With such a diverse and massively-sized portfolio of properties, I believe opportunity-minded investors should keep their eye on Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF).*
I also wanted to mention that Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF) is committed to working under the ESG (environmental, social, and governance) approach to mining, adhering to the highest level of resource conservation with minimal ecological impact. This is important today, especially with an increased awareness of environmental responsibility.
For all the reasons I’ve mentioned in this report, an early window of opportunity is open thanks to America’s new “Made in America” commitment to lithium mining and manufacturing. Securing more domestic sources of lithium is an absolute “must” for U.S. economic and national security. Failure is NOT an option.
That’s why I believe the junior resource company Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF) is well worth your consideration.* Here’s a recap of some important reasons:
Even with all these positive factors, lithium exploration remains a speculative and risky venture, and there is no assurance of success.*
Young companies with great stories can still carry significant risks, ranging from being underfunded to offering only a small number of shares to the public.
I urge you to always observe my rules for accepting microcap investing risk:
All that said, I think you and your financial advisor will agree on one thing. Ameriwest Lithium (AWLIF) could be a headline-making “Made and Mined in America” stock that deserves your attention.*
I wish you success in your investments.
– James Hyerczyk
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 https://ameriwestlithium.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Ameriwest-Presentation-Nov-22-2022-V12.2.pdf page Note Ameriwest is currently in a claim dispute with an adjacent property owner at DME https://ameriwestlithium.com/ameriwest-lithium-nevada-exploration-update/
http://water.nv.gov/hydrographicregions.aspx/ Clayton Valley is 355,200, North Railroad Valley is 1,375,360 acres acres
 NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Railroad Valley Lithium Property, NV, for Blue Eagle Lithium, Edward Lyons, P.Geo., October 2018
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