Legacy Properties

These are legacy projects that the company intends to divest itself of in order to focus on our flagship Nevada North Project.

Overview of British Columbia Nickel Project

Surge Battery Metal’s Nickel Project consists of two non-contiguous mineral claims groups, located in central British Columbia. In 2022, Surge spent $900,000 in exploration to further develop its British Columbia Nickel Project. Results confirmed that both claim groups are hosted by a nickel bearing ultramafic/ophiolite complex, a similar suite of rocks to that hosting the nearby Baptiste and Van deposits of FPX Nickel Corp (TSX-V: FPX).

The nearby FPX property host four greenfield discoveries of nickel mineralization in the form of a naturally occurring nickel-iron alloy called awaruite (Ni3Fe). Their principal deposits are named the Baptiste and Van deposits. The Baptiste deposit has recently been confirmed as one of the world’s most robust large-scale nickel projects, potentially making similar rocks in this region ideal targets for nickel exploration.

In December 2022 FPX Minerals announced a $12 million investment from a “strategic investor”. This stake represents an approximately 9.95% equity position in FPX and may have important future implications for FPX since critical minerals projects are attracting newfound interest from pension funds and automakers alike.  Since 2010, approximately $28 million (U.S.) has been spent on exploration and development by FPX.” (Source: FPX Nickel news release 13-09-2022).

Total Claims

Six (6) Claim Blocks

Total Area

One (1) claim in the Mount Sidney Williams area (claim HN4), covers 1863 hectares immediately south of and adjacent to the Decar Project

Five (5) claims in the Mitchell Range area, northeast of Decar, (N100 Group) covering 8659 hectares.

Overview of Teels Marsh Lithium Project

Tectonic activities supply additional local permeability that could be provided by the faults that bound the graben and sub-basins.

Shallow auger holes and drill-holes (<60 m) show that unconsolidated basin fill deposits include clays, clastic rocks silts and sands), evaporate deposits, and volcanic ash. With the exception of clays, these rocks represent potential sources of permeability. Volcanic ash beds could host significant zones of permeability, due to the relative proximity of Teels Marsh to young volcanic centers at Mono Craters (near Mono Lake) and Long Valley, California, both located approximately 70 km to the southwest. These ash layers have proven to be the most productive brine sources in Clayton Valley (an active geothermal area). The Bishop Tuff, which is believed to represent an important zone of permeability at Clayton Valley, (site of active lithium production 80 km to the SE) is likely present in the subsurface at Teels Marsh.

Direct evidence of an active geothermal system in the Teels Marsh area has recently been gathered by researchers at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute. This evidence comes from mapping anomalously high temperatures at a depth of only 2 meters below the basin surface: these temperatures are as high at 35C compared to background temperatures of approximately 16-18C. The temperature anomalies occur in two separate zones, both of which are adjacent to a Quaternary fault on the western margin of Teels Marsh basin. The two temperature anomalies have a combined strike length parallel to the fault of almost 4 km. A USGS geochemical survey conducted in 1976 reported lithium values as high as 850 ppm from samples taken from springs marginal to these fault structures.

Total Claims

100 Placer Claims

Total Area

809 Ha

Overview​ of The Galt Property - San Emidio Desert

The Galt Property is located in the San Emidio Desert, Washoe County, Nevada, approximately 99 km north-northeast of Reno, Nevada. The Company has an option agreement to earn an undivided 80% interest in 16 mineral claims, comprising 640 acres located within Nevada’s San Emidio Desert, known as the Galt Property.

The San Emidio Project is located in the San Emidio Desert, Washoe County, Nevada.

Recent mineral exploration on the Galt Property includes the collection of 51 playa sediment samples for chemical analysis at ALS Geochemistry in Vancouver, B.C. Results of aqua regia leaching of the samples show 68 to 852 parts per million Lithium (mean 365 ppm), 5.3 to 201 ppm Cesium (mean 72 ppm), and 35 to 377 ppm Rubidium (mean 180 ppm). Results from two seven-foot-deep auger holes show Lithium, Cesium, and Rubidium concentrations in the range of 143.5 to 773 ppm Li, 56.8 to 102.5 ppm Cs, and 155 to 272 Rb.

The Galt Property comprises 16 mineral claims covering an area of 259 Ha (640 acres) located within Nevada’s San Emidio Desert. The property is known for its significant Lithium, Cesium, and Rubidium deposits.

Total Claims

16 Mineral Claims

Total Area

259 Ha (640 acres)