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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Prayer Walk: Protect Hualapai Water from Lithium Mining

Protect Ha'Kamwe'Come walk with us the first Saturday of December to protect Ha'Kamwe' from lithium mining! Meet at Cholla Ranch in Wikieup, Arizona, at 8 am on December 4, 2021. Visitors from out of town are welcome to camp at the ranch before and after.
Gum-yu (how are you) from Cholla Ranch. We are here to protect Ha'Kamwe'.
What are we protecting Ha'Kamwe' from? A lithium mine.
Hawkstone Mining Ltd., an Australian company, is developing the Big Sandy Lithium Project to mine lithium-containing clay. The next stage of exploration drilling would directly surround the tribal land including Ha'Kamwe', destroying

From Censored News: Lithium Mining: Greenwashing Mining for Batteries for Electric Cars, Cellphones and Laptops

Land and water in the Southwest United States, and south of the Arizona border in Sonora, Mexico, is now targeted for lithium mining.

Hawkstone Mining posted this map on its website showing targeted lithium mining sites.

Hualapai said the next stage of mining exploration would surround tribal land and affect cultural sites and block access to the oasis for desert wildlife.

 Exploration drilling is less than 700 ft from the spring.
The proposed mine includes:
- Massive open-pit mine
- Sulphuric acid plant to produce acid for extracting lithium from clay
- Slurry line to transport material from the mine to Kingman 50 mi away
- Pumping groundwater for the slurry line and the extraction process
- 24-hour lights + noise
- Construction of numerous access roads and drill pads

Local Lithium Mining Deal was being Kept Secret when Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey Made Final Warning

Lithium mining exploration now underway north of Tonopah, Nevada.

Local Lithium Mining Deal was being kept secret when Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey made final warning 

Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
French translation by Christine Prat

TONOPAH, Nevada -- A massive lithium mining deal was being kept secret when Paiute Shoshone Journalist Myron Dewey made his final warning about lithium mining in Nevada. Dewey was killed in a head-on collision the day after he live-streamed and warned of the dangers of both the Navy's bombing range here, and lithium mining.

The company now admits that the lithium deal near Tonopah in Nye County was being kept secret and that lithium mining is considered gold, as the demand for lithium for batteries increases for electric cars, cellphones and laptops.

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