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