Perth based Anson Resources Ltd (ASX:ASN) has publicly announced the location of their Lithium pilot plant, which will be built on an existing well pad in Utah. The careful selection of location will significantly reduce project costs and reduce the overall project schedule.
According to the company website, the primary focus for Anson is the progress of the Paradox Brine Project, Utah, USA. This project is a exclusive lithium brine project fed by natural aquifers that sits on a known brine basin (Paradox Basin, Grand County,Utah) where lithium concentrations of up to 1700ppm have been assayed a mere 800 meters from Anson’s tenements.
The pilot plant will be part of the proving process for the company and will include Lilac Solutions’ ion exchange process. This new process allows the ability to extract lithium brine without the use of evaporation ponds. Anson Resources Ltd has already engaged contractors to start the design and construction process.
Anson’s management stated “Finalising the location of the pilot plant is a further step to fast-tracking the production of lithium products for testing by prospective off take partners and progressing towards a per-feasibility study.
“Locating the pilot plant at the Cane Creek 32-1 pad takes advantage of existing infrastructure, providing cost advantages for the Paradox Lithium Project.
“Strategically located in the center of the project claims with artesian brine flow from an existing well, road access, power and with an existing construction ready pad, the company has been successful in obtaining approval for the location of the pilot plant.
“This has been done in a comparatively short time frame, demonstrating the company’s committed objective of bringing the project into production quickly while maintaining a focus on cost minimisation,” he said.
Anson Resources Ltd stocks have increased by 28%over the last month.