West End Lithium Project, Nevada


The West End Lithium Project is a world-class, shallow lithium deposit located in a low-risk jurisdiction just outside of Tonopah, Nevada. CDSG Lithium has partnered with Barrel Energy Inc. to utilize the company’s highly-innovative lithium extraction methodologies designed for clay-hosted desposts.

The WEL site, comprised of 24 unpatented lode claims, is strategically located directly adjacent to the TLC Lithium-in-clay project. Surficial rock samples from the TLC project have reportedly shown widespread lithium held in the sediments that have achieved results of up to 1300-2200 ppm.

The TLC resource’s 8.83 Mt LCE measured and indicated resource now stands well above Nevada’s multi-billion-dollar Thacker Pass Lithium project, which holds 3.13 Mt of proven and probable LCE reserves.

Base Case


  • TLC resource is reported to contain 4.2 Million tonnes (Mt) lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) measured, 4.63 Mt LCE indicated and 1.86 Mt LCE inferred.
  • 8.83 Mt LCE measured and indicated resource far exceed’s Thacker Pass Lithium Project’s 3.13 Mt of proven and probable LCE reserves.
  • Lithium mineralization is hosted in shallow claystones which the US Geologic survey has identified as underlying both the TLC and WEL claims.
  • Initial observations indicated that it is underlain by the same miocene claystone rock sequences that host the TLC resource.
  • Phase One program includes planned drilling and should serve to complement the growing resource of the TLC area.
  • Key partnership with Barrel Energy is being employed on this project.


Location Advantages

Free of Water Concerns

The resource is entirely located above the water table, eliminating concerns about groundwater, run-off, or impacts on watersheds. Water rights are also secured.

Protection of Key Species

The strategic location ensures that no endangered species will be impacted by the operation.

Minimal Deleterious Elements

Levels of harmful substances such as mercury, arsenic, and uranium are low.

Minimal Waste

Contaminants in waste materials are kept to a minimum.

Proximity to Tonapah, Nevada

Prime location just 6 miles northwest of Tonopah provides key access to skilled labor, water, and electricity.

Processing Advantages

Effective Lithium Extraction

Leaves water as a waste product.

Desirable Claystone Characteristics

Lithium mineralization is hosted in shallow claystones.

*Advantages based on American Lithium’s assessment of TLC Project


The West End Lithium Project is located just 6 miles northwest of Tonopah, Nevada, which is a small town of roughly 2200 residents that is known for its rich mining history. The vibrant community offers full access to electricity and water needed for lithium mining, as well as roads and local professionals for efficient transport.

Located just 6 miles northwest of Tonopah, Nevada


An unincorporated town and the county seat of Nye County, Nevada, Tonopah was first settled by Americans in 1900. The discovery of silver-rich ore led to a mining boom that attracted some of the nation’s wealthiest individuals.

Today, as the Town of Tonopah mentions on its website, “Currently several mining companies are conducting exploratory drilling in the Tonopah area. The results are quite promising and may just lead to another Mining boom in Tonopah. In addition to mining Silver and Gold, there is much excitement regarding the possibility of Lithium mining in the area as well.”