Sediment-Hosted Lithium Deposits at McDermitt Caldera: Oregon’s Critical Mineral Capital

  • 26 Mar 2024
  • 5:30 PM
  • Online and in-person at Bridge 99 Brewery

Mike Darin

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries



5:30 pm social hour

7:00 pm presentation


Society’s focus on renewable energy sources and electric vehicles has created a surge in demand for lithium, which plays a vital role in supporting the transition to a low-carbon transportation infrastructure and mitigating the impacts of climate change. McDermitt caldera straddles the SE Oregon-Navada border and hosts the largest known lithium resource on Earth. In this talk, we’ll discuss the geology of McDermitt caldera, how lithium deposits form in general, and the recent surge in federal funding for critical mineral research.


Please join us at Bridge 99 Brewery:

63063 Layton Avenue, Bend

5:30 pm social hour

7:00 pm presentation

COGS talk are free and open to the public -- all are welcome! Please join us for the social hour before the presentation.

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Central Oregon Geoscience Society

Email: COGeoSoc@gmail.com
P.O. Box 2154,  Bend, Oregon 97709

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