alkali flat


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alkali flat

[′al·kə‚lī ‚flat]
(geology)
A level lakelike plain formed by the evaporation of water in a depression and deposition of its fine sediment and dissolved minerals.
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The Company's Alkali Flats Project in Esmeralda County Nevada represents approximately 2240 acres in proximity to the Clayton Valley Playa.
This fault structure appears to extend into the Alkali Flats area to the east of Paymaster Canyon, and is being examined as a possible conduit for Lithium-rich water draining from Alkali Flats into Paymaster Canyon.
The survey's corresponding report specifically identified the largest of the three depressions as a possible trap for Lithium-bearing groundwater migrating into the canyon from Alkali Flats to the east.
Two large eastward-trending faults spaced a little over half a mile apart comprise what is believed to be part of a large conduit for lithium enrichment from the Alkali Flats (to the east) and Big Smoky Valley (to the west) into the lower Clayton Valley playa.
At dedication ceremonies held today on the preserve, several hundred people toured the area, which is a mix of shrub grassland, riverbank vegetation and alkali flats.