• Dakota Minerals Sepeda Lithium Project

    Fuelling the global
    energy transition

    Dakota Minerals Sepeda Lithium Project

  • Lynas Field Project

    Fuelling the global
    energy transition

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    Fuelling the global
    energy transition

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Dakota Minerals is a strategic metals exploration company focused on discovering and developing high grade lithium deposits worldwide.

The team at Dakota are highly motivated to source the raw materials required for the global transition to a low-emissions, renewable energy-powered future.

Dakota Minerals' strategy for lithium exploration and development is to become a supplier of lithium carbonate/hydroxide to the European electric vehicle and stationary storage markets, via its projects in northern Portugal, whilst progressing its Lynas Find Project in the Pilgangoora region of Western Australia. For a summary of Lithium in Europe click here 


 

Strategy

  • Metal critical for new, green technologies, with supply risk and exploration potential.
  • Lithium
  • Dakota Minerals Lynas Field Project, Western Australia

    100% rights acquired to large tenement package in Portugal containing known spodumene and petalite-bearing pegmatite swarms.

Why Lithium?

"We have this handy fusion reactor in the sky, called the Sun".-Elon Musk, CEO Tesla Motors

Each year 3.9 x 1024 J (or 1.08 x 1018 kWh) of energy reaches the earth’s surface from the sun. This is almost 10,000 times greater than the annual global primary energy demand.

Directly via solar PV panels, or indirectly through wind turbines, the sun can provide enough energy to meet our current and future requirements. Renewable energy is growing faster than any other type of energy, and some countries (e.g. Germany) are aiming to be 100% renewable energy powered by 2050.

Whether because of pollution reduction, global warming prevention, environmental concerns or a combination of all three, there is an unstoppable global transition towards renewable energy.

Li Ion

Renewable energy has always faced the challenge of storage, to deal with periods of lower energy production. This has been solved by mass production of cheap, highly efficient lithium-ion batteries for home and industrial use, which are changing the grid as we know it.

Electric vehicles (EVs) have until recently been constrained by limited range and lack of charging infrastructure. New lithium-ion batteries now mean some EVs have ranges well in excess of 500km, with most car manufacturers already producing at least one fully electric model, and many more in the pipeline. “Fast-charging” infrastructure is appearing all over the world.

The Problem

Demand for battery grade lithium will only increase with uptake of lithium batteries for the grid, for EVs and for smartphones/laptops. Lithium production is currently very geographically constrained. Most production is from a single pegmatite mine in Australia, and a number of brine deposits in South America. The latter carries an inherent geo-political supply disruption risk. Global production will have to greatly increase, whilst geographically diversifying, in order to keep pace with future demand.

Commercial production by country

Commercial Lithium Production by Country

Global Lithium Consumption Growth

 

 

Lithium by company

The Opportunity

Dakota Minerals was born out of identifying

  • A generational paradigm shift, that is resulting in a global trend towards more high grade lithium demand, and the economic opportunities that come with this increased demand;
  • A chance to use mineral exploration to help improve the planet;
  • A low-risk geological opportunity to develop outcropping, lithium-bearing pegmatites in northern Portugal, and in the Pilgangoora Belt of Western Australia;
“The global transition to the adoption of renewable energy technologies will be one of the defining issues of our generation. Dakota aims to use its expertise at discovering lithium deposits to help fuel this transition.” - Francis Wedin, Technical Director

 

Project areas & major deposits worldwide

Dakota Minerals is pursuing growth in jurisdictions with low geopolitical risk, and high geological prospectivity for strategic, renewables-focused metals.

Click on the markers below to find out more. Dakota’s main projects are located in Portugal and Western Australia.

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Dakota Minerals Australia

Dakota Minerals Australia

Lynas Find Lithium Project – development – Dakota Minerals

USA

Silver Peak, Nevada- operational

Mexico

Sonora - development

Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni - development

Chile

Salar de Atacama - operational

Argentina

Salar del Hombre Muerto - operational
Dakota Minerals Portugal

Dakota Minerals Portugal

The three districts containing mostly spodumene and/or petalite are Serra de Arga, Barroso-Alvao, and Almendra - Barca de Alva. Dakota has focused on these areas, and now holds a dominant exploration tenement position in all three.

Serbia

Jadar – development

DRC

Manono – development

Zimbabwe

Bikita- operational

China

Western Tibet, Chang Tang - operational

Australia

Greenbushes - operational
  • Dakota Minerals Australia

    Dakota Minerals Australia

    Lynas Find Lithium Project – development – Dakota Minerals
  • USA

    Silver Peak, Nevada- operational
  • Mexico

    Sonora - development
  • Bolivia

    Salar de Uyuni - development
  • Chile

    Salar de Atacama - operational
  • Argentina

    Salar del Hombre Muerto - operational
  • Dakota Minerals Portugal

    Dakota Minerals Portugal

    The three districts containing mostly spodumene and/or petalite are Serra de Arga, Barroso-Alvao, and Almendra - Barca de Alva. Dakota has focused on these areas, and now holds a dominant exploration tenement position in all three.
  • Serbia

    Jadar – development
  • DRC

    Manono – development
  • Zimbabwe

    Bikita- operational
  • China

    Western Tibet, Chang Tang - operational
  • Australia

    Greenbushes - operational
 

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