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There is interest in diversifying Alberta’s resource economy towards commodities including lithium. Lithium has many uses in modern technology, notably in manufacturing rechargeable batteries, and this is leading to an increase in demand. Lithium can be found in brines in a number of formations in Alberta, in particular Devonian‐aged units (Hitchon et al, 1993). The Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) is undertaking a study of lithium in Alberta. This includes compiling existing data on lithium and other geochemistry from oilfield brines; collecting new samples; using airborne geophysical reinterpretation; and incorporating all of the information into the geological framework of Alberta.