Bisoni-McKay is the largest developing
primary vanadium deposit in North America
Stina Resources Ltd. has owned the Bisoni-Rio claims in northeastern Nevada for over 30 years, waiting for an opportune time to develop the vanadium resources on the property. Unlike traditional vanadium mineral resources which are typically intermingled with other minerals such as cobalt, lead, iron, uranium, etc. the Bisoni-McKay resource if pure vanadium in a carbonaceous shale.
Previously vanadium was primarily used for steel production but now new uses such as an electricity storage media in vanadium redox flow batteries is accelerating demand for the metal. This trend is anticipated to continue as grid energy storage becomes more and more prevalent as the new technology is adopted. The US Department of Energy reports that there are currently 59 Vanadium Redox Battery installations throughout the world.
- Past exploration by Union Carbide (1950s), Hecla Mining (1970s) and Noranda (1980s)
- Contains significant vanadium carbonaceous resources that allow for high level of vanadium electrolyte purity
- Supergene enrichment zone of up to 35 feet width identified immediately below Redox zone, revealing anomalous grade surges of 50% to 150%
- Continuity of mineralization confirmed in past exploration drilling campaigns
- Close to surface; open-pittable; examining modern extraction methods
During the summer of 2017, Stina 164 claims immediately to the north, including over the original Bisoni Vanadium Property, and up to the adjacent Gibillini Vanadium Property. This recent brings the total Stina land claims in the Nevada Vanadium Belt to 201, and covers a total area of 4,115 acres.
Located 5 km north of Bisoni-McKay
- 3,360 acres (164 claims) of prospective ground
- Past trench exploration suggests mineralization is an extension of Bisoni-McKay ore body
- Adjacent to Gibellini Project which has a resource of 131 million lbs V2O5 (NI 43-101, 2011)