THOR: 2170 hectares in an active mining region in southern Nevada and 26 km from the Western Hemisphere’s largest, rare earth mine with processing facility.

Extensive surface samples confirm the presence of all 15 naturally occurring rare earth elements at multiple locations. The U.S. Geological Survey has included these elements in its list of 'critical minerals' vital to America's economy, renewable energy future, and national security. 

Magnetic susceptibility – the measure of how much a material will become magnetized in a magnetic field – reflects the presence of magnetic minerals in surface and subsurface rock bodies.

Magnetic susceptibility differences can help identify structures and rock bodies that may control rare earth mineralization.
The presentation illustrates the initial structural interpretation and context for the Lopez and Santos Trends. Significant REE mineralization crops out in surface exposures corresponding to approximately 2.5 km length of the Lopez Trend.

Geological exploration work currently underway at THOR is directed toward the identification of structural and lithological features that control the distribution of the REE mineralization. The strong NNE-trending positive magnetic anomaly coincident with the Lopez Trend is a major feature under current investigation, along with a number of cross structures indicated in the detailed data.
Forthcoming drilling will test mineralization concepts developed from detailed surface geology and 3-dimensional magnetic data interpretation. Understanding of the controls and context of REE mineralization along the Lopez Trend is being extrapolated to develop further drill targets in the covered Santos Trend with similar orientation and magnetic signature.

The REE mineralization occurs primarily as the mineral monazite, a rare earth phosphate. The monazite is hosted in granitoid intrusive rocks of Precambrian age.

The mineralization appears to have both magmatic and late magmatic to hydrothermal components, which may manifest as both favored lithic bodies and favorable structural alignments.

Strong correlation between surface mineralized trends
and subsurface geophysical anomalies.

Surficial radiometric anomalies are hosted
by multiple REE mineralized outcrops.


THOR: South Lopez

THOR: North Lopez

THOR: Black Butte

Mountain Pass*

Music Valley**

HREO + Y = Tb2O3 + Dy2O3 + Ho2O3 + Er2O3 + Tm2O3 + Yb2O3 + Lu2O3 + Y2O3 All other LREO = La2O3 + Ce2O3 + Sm2O3 + Eu2O3 + Gd2O3 *Taken from "Global Rare Earth Resources Ranked by Resource size of Heavy Rare Earth Oxides” prepared by Australia’s Hastings Resources. **Xenotime Mineralization in the Southern Music Valley Area Riverside County, California. Special Report 79, California Division of Mines and Geology Ferry Building, San Francisco, 1964.

The Critical 4, vital for clean energy production on a global scale, plus 11 other naturally occurring rare earth elements have been confirmed by extensive surface samples at THOR.


From geological profile and geographic location through to nearby established infrastructure, Selten’s THOR Project represents a rare and unique opportunity for investment, growth, and the potential for global leadership in the rare earth sector.

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