A permit to drill has now been received from the State of Utah, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (UDOGM).
Representatives of Anson met with UDOGM in Salt Lake City last week and as a result obtained the permit earlier than expected.
Bruce Richardson, managing director for Anson, commented:
"The company has recently visited Utah and it has received excellent support from the USA government agencies involved in the approval process.
"Great interest was shown by the representatives of the USA government and we remain on track to commence the drilling and sampling program in late Q4 2017.
"Meetings with drilling companies were also successful in identifying rigs that will be available at the time that Anson plans to drill and the visits also assisted with defining the re-entry program and sampling protocol."
An application to conduct drilling activities at Gold Bar Unit 2 had been accepted by the USA Federal agency, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
A further approval by the BLM is still required before earth disturbance, including drilling activity, can commence.
This approval is expected to be received in November 2017.