The Wickenburg Project is located in Maricopa County, Arizona, approximately 10 km south of Wickenburg and 70 km northwest of Phoenix, Arizona’s state capital and the fifth largest city in the United States.
The 347 unpatented lode mining claims that comprise the Wickenburg Project (referred to as the Mica Claim Group) are wholly owned by PAT. The claims form two discrete blocks separated by various third-party claims that cover the Lucky Mica project. Rock chip samples from the Lucky Mica LCT pegmatite reported results from 0.14% to 7.50% Li2O (Paiement and Laporte, 2017). The nearby San Domingo project, in the adjacent White Picacho district, includes a number of LCT pegmatites described in a report by Jahns (1952).
The Wickenburg Project is located in the southern Arizona Pegmatite Belt, a 400 km long and 50 to 130 km wide basement high at the junction of the Sonoran Desert and Mexican Highland, and part of the Basin-and-Range Province. The pegmatites within the Project area are hosted in Paleoproterozoic-aged Yavapai Schist, which outcrops through the younger cover of Tertiary- and Quaternary-aged sedimentary and volcanic rocks. The occurrence of the Fortner Boyd and Ambly LCT pegmatite prospects, within the western and eastern Wickenburg claim blocks, will need to be confirmed by Patriot Lithium as part of the initial phase of exploration.