This development prompted a share price surge in morning trade which saw the company hit a high of 8.5 cents, representing an increase of 70% on the previous day’s close.
Late in the session, almost 70 million shares have been traded.
Anson is sampling for lithium, bromide, iodine, magnesium and other minerals at the Cane Creek 32-1 well, the second stage of its exploration program at Paradox.
The flow to surface is a significant development, particularly given that the pressure required to bring the supersaturated brine to surface is similar to an adjacent high-grade well.
Comparisons with Long Canyon I well
On the score of pressure requirements, management drew comparisons with Long Canyon I well which has a historic grade of 500ppm lithium.
The free flow of the brine from 7,170 feet below the surface, weighing 10.55 pounds per gallon (ppg), continued for six hours until the horizon was plugged off to enable sampling.
Managing director Bruce Richardson said: “The artesian flow sustained from the clastic zone supports the model that the brines are under pressure in the project area and when intersected will flow to the surface.
“The flow to surface of the supersaturated brine from a depth similar to that identified at Long Canyon is an indicator that the two areas may be linked.”
Possible ramifications for economic viability
The flow of the supersaturated brine to surface with this weight from 7170 feet indicates that there is significant pressure within the clastic zone.
Pressure metrics could be relevant in terms of assessing economic viability, as if they were maintained during production, it could provide a significant saving in operating costs.
Only this week, Anson staked two new lithium claims at the Paradox project that are close to lithium-rich wells.