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Inventory and Evaluation of Domestic and Global Lithium Resources

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This task assessed global lithium resource endowment and investigated two deposit types that together account for virtually all of today's lithium consumption, and an emerging deposit type that figures into future domestic production.


Contact: Dwight Bradley, 907-786-7434, dbradley@usgs.gov

  chart from USGS Circular 1371 showing production of lithium by deposit type   Figure from USGS report on lithium use in batteries; shows production of lithium by deposit type. Sub-Tasks:

4.1. Evaluation of Global Lithium Resources

4.2 Deposit Model for Lithium Brines in Nonmarine Basins

4.3 Deposit Model for Lithium-bearing (LCT) Pegmatites

4.4 . Lithium-bearing clays: genesis and resource investigations

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