Anson Resources submits notice of intent to begin drilling at Green River Lithium Project

Anson Resources (ASX:ASN) has submitted a notice of intent (NOI) to the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to begin drilling at its Green River Lithium Project in the Paradox Basin in Utah. 

The drilling program is designed to deliver a maiden lithium JORC mineral resource at the project, which would increase the company’s existing JORC Mineral Resource inventory in the Paradox Basin.

The company intends to conduct a re-entry program of 3 wells, which are all located adjacent to regional geological structures, with brine sampling and pump testing on the targeted clastic zone horizons and Mississippian units at the Green River project.

Green River’s drilling records suggest that the targeted geological units are continuous from the nearby Paradox project and display similar properties. Anson reports that drilling of the Mississippian units has resulted in brine flowing to the surface at Green River, which did not occur at the Paradox project. 

Additionally, the company reports that this provides the potential for reduced operating costs at Green River, as no mechanical pumping may be needed to extract brines from depth. 

Anson’s Green River project encompasses a total of 1,261 placer claims over an area of 10,620 hectares. 

The company aims to begin the drill program once the NOI has been accepted by the BLM. Anson reports that drill pads remain in place from previous drilling, and other drill pads are required to be re-established. This is to ensure minimal new ground disturbance.

Anson Resources is an ASX-listed junior mineral resources company with a portfolio of mineral projects in key demand-driven commodities. The company’s core asset is the Paradox Lithium Project in Utah, US. 

The Paradox project currently hosts a JORC mineral resource of 1.04 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) and 5.27 million tonnes of bromine.

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