Anson Resources Limited has commenced drilling the re-entry of the Skyline Unit 1 well at its Paradox Brine Project, located in Utah, USA. Anson is targeting lithium-rich brines in the deepest part of the Paradox Basin.
Lithium values of up to 1,700ppm have historically been recorded in close proximity to Anson’s claim area. According to the company, the Skyline Unit 1 well had access that required little upgrade work and had previously recorded brine flow from historical drilling.
This marks the third re-entry of an existing well carried out by the company at the Paradox Brine Project to sample brines from several clastic zone layers, and forms a part of the work to conduct a JORC Resource estimate.
Anson is targeting a drill depth of 2,100 metres to sample brine from five separate clastic zones. Collected samples will be sent to a certified laboratory in Texas who has experience in oil field brines and assaying lithium, iodine and other minerals. The results from this are expected to be delivered before the end of March 2019.
Lastly, Anson is continuing its exploration program in the southern area of the Paradox Brine Project, where historical high-grade lithium assays were recorded in the 1960s. The drilling program is set to assist the company to better understand the geology of the area and the minerals in the brine.
More information on Anson’s Paradox Brine Project can be found here.