Lithium is the lightest known metal and maintains a high energy density when used in premium batteries. Moving forward, lithium will be even more crucial for essential areas such as power storage, electronics, automobiles, defence, and aerospace. The world’s insatiable demand for high purity lithium products to feed the booming battery market is prompting renewed interest in the exploration and development of spodumene deposits.
Frontier Lithium's Spodumene is the Highest Grade in North America
Our spodumene is hosted in pegmatites, which are coarse-grained, igneous rock. Frontier Lithium maintains four spodumene-bearing pegmatites located in Northern Ontario. The four pegmatites occur in an ancient collision zone traced for over 140 km between two continental land masses that collided nearly 3 billion years ago. This zone is geologically similar to the world-famous Greenbushes tin belt in Western Australia as they both host high grade and high purity spodumene pegmatites.
Our Resource &
The PAK Lithium Project encompasses 26,774 hectares along 65 km of Ontario’s Electric Avenue.
Four spodumene-bearing pegmatites have been discovered on a land package that remains largely unexplored.
Its strategic abundance in Northwestern Ontario, creates easier access, and lowers overall production costs across the supply chain. In contrast to brine sources it’s not subject to weather as a means of production, which allows for greater certainty of supply and control of production.
Currently 150 km of adequate seasonal winter road provide infrastructure and skilled labor access to the PAK site. High-voltage electrical transmission project and bridge/road engineering taking place.
The Port of Thunder Bay, located at the head of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System, makes PAK Lithium Project readily accessible to the world.
Decarbonization & Localizing Supply Chains
As the world searches for cleaner sources of energy to help reduce carbon emissions, an opportunity is being created for countries and companies that can answer the call, especially as it relates to transportation. As car companies like GM, Ford, Tesla and others are proving, the demand for electric vehicles (EV) of all kinds is growing rapidly in the U.S. and around the globe. Some projections indicate that by 2030 there will be approximately 245 million electric vehicles on the road around the world, accounting for about 30% of new car sales, and as much as 60% by 2040.
None of this growth will be possible without growth in the production of lithium-ion batteries, and that will require growth in the availability of lithium. The adage, “If it can’t be grown it must be mined” serves as a reminder that electric vehicles, energy storage, and a clean economy begin with metals, and in this particular case, they begin with lithium.