Kata Thong Geothermal Li and Hard Rock Li/Sn Project (PAM 100%)

Kata Thong Geothermal Lithium Project

Project Summary

  • Kata Thong positions PAM as a potential geothermal lithium producer and provides PAM with the potential to expand its hard rock lepidolite style lithium holdings.
  • Kata Thong positions PAM as a potential zero carbon emitter via both geothermal energy and the nearby 240MW Rajjaprabha Hydro-electric Power Station.
  • PAM expects that Kata Thong will enhance PAM’s aim to be positioned at or near the bottom of the lithium cost curve.
  • PAM is potentially positioned to produce lithium products with a Zero Carbon Footprint.

Project Overview

Kata Thong consists of

  • Five Special Prospecting Licence Applications (SPLA) in the Phang Nga Province in southern Thailand
  • Two of the SPLAs contain geothermal fields
  • One of the geothermal fields abuts the lithium rich Kata Khwam granite batholith, with rock-chip assays up to 0.27% Li2O

Project geology

  • Little modern exploration has been undertaken in the region
  • Located in Phuket Supersuite of granites, responsible for most of the historic tin production in Thailand
  • Dominated by the lithium rich Kata Khwam granite (KKG) which is about 20km long and up to 10km wide and has rock-chip assays up to 0.27% Li2O
  • Three distinct styles of tin and related mineralisation, which all occure in and around the Kata Thong project area:
  • Pegmatite dyke and vein swarms that can also contain Li-Ta-Nb mineralisation.
  • Muscovite and tourmaline-muscovite alteration containing high background levels of lithium.
  • Simple quartz-cassiterite-wolframite veins

Kata Thong positions PAM

  • As a potential geothermal lithium producer
  • With the potential to expand its hard rock lepidolite style lithium holdings
  • As a potential zero carbon emitter via both geothermal energy and the nearby 240MW Rajjaprabha Hydro-electric Power Station
  • Assessments in parts of the project area conclude there is potential for modest scale geothermal power production

PAM is positioned for a Zero Carbon Footprint

  • The project enhances PAM’s aim to be positioned at or near the bottom of the lithium cost curve
  • PAM is potentially positioned to produce lithium products with a Zero Carbon Footprint
  • Kata Thong is complementary to existing project portfolio in Thailand
  • Low to Zero Carbon Footprint lithium projects will attract finance with more ease and their lithium chemical products will likely attract price premiums to the broader market
  • Both the geothermal and hard rock aspects are commensurate with Thailand National and Provincial government policies
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