Bonnie Claire Property

Property Overview

The Bonnie Claire Property is located within Sarcobatus Valley that is approximately 30 km (19 miles) long and 20 km (12 miles) wide. Quartz-rich volcanic tuffs, that contain anomalous amounts of lithium, occur within and adjacent to the valley. Geochemical analysis of the local salt flats has yielded lithium values up to 340 ppm. The gravity low within the valley is 20 km (12 miles) long, and the current estimates of depth to basement rocks range from 600 to 1,200 meters (2,000 to 4,000 feet). Four drill holes have identified an open ended, 43-101 compliant resource of 28.58 billion kilograms of lithium carbonate equivalent. The drilling that defined the current resource only covered an area of 3.0 km2 (1.2mi2), while previously run MT geophysics show a potentially mineralized area of 27.3 km2 (10.5mi2). Drilling to date has shown strong correlation between the MT results and the lithium mineralization. The thickness of the lithium mineralization is unknown, but drilling indicates it is greater than 600 meters (2,000 feet). The current claim block covers an area of 57.5 km2 (22.2mi2). Further drilling has been permitted and metallurgy to determine the most efficient recovery method is currently in progress.

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Property Details

Drainage Basin  (20 x 30 kms) 830 square miles (1 1/2 times larger than Clayton Valley)
Gravity Lows (length) 20 x 30 kms
Valley Sediment (Range) 460 – 610m (1,500 to 2,000ft)
BLM Drilling Permits Up to 6 holes permitted for drilling
Drilling Program 4 drill holes completed (3 deep and one shallow)
Water Right Permits Water permits pending

2019 Planned Drill Holes


Iconic has finalized plans for its 2019 drilling program( the “Drilling Program”) at Bonnie Claire. Five drill holes averaging 90 meters (300 feet) depth will be drilled in the southern portion of the project area in an area of anomalous surface lithium values and interpreted faults. Th e purpose of the Drilling Program is to define shallow lithium mineralization which the Company can utilize for bulk sampling and extend the resource to the south. If results are favorable, one or more of the shallow holes will be deepened to +600 meters (2,000 feet) to further enlarge the resource.

2018 Planned Drill Holes