Basically, lithium is a salt in large aquifers thousands of feet underground and is brought up to the surface to have the water evaporate in the desert sun.    Since cell phones, laptops, hybrid cars, and now electric cars such as Tesla Motors rely heavily on lithium powered batteries, I was there to document the process. I traveled to literally the middle of nowhere.  There were no restaurants, gas stations,  or stores in Silver Peak within 50 miles!  I’m always up for adventure and ended up loving the two-day shoot and the people at Rockwood Lithium.  Since there were no restaurants in town, we ate a home cooked lunch at one of the manager’s home.  If you’re ever in the area, I enjoyed staying at the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, Nevada.  Be sure to try the chicken fried chicken at their cafe! 

 

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