I had posted a similar report to this on the METaR board about 2 months ago with a limited response and now both NBC and CBS are broadcasting this news. Here is NBC’s report: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/lithium-california-lake…
On CBS this morning they quoted that this Lithium deposit could product up to 600,000 lbs of pure a year which is more than the total for the rest of the world. Also energy wise because of the temperature of the underground reservoir ,700 degrees F, the production would have zero emissions.
P.S. The METaR board was a clique and a complete waste of time.