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Anson Resources test work shows 89% boron recoveries

Boron is an in-demand mineral used in the production of semiconductors.

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Anson Resources Ltd (ASX:ASN) has received results from test work on the recovery of high-value minerals boron, bromine, and iodine from brine at its Paradox Brine Project in Utah.

The laboratory scale test work was performed on samples from clastic zone 29 and 43 collected by Anson during the re-entry drilling of Cane Creek 32-1 well in March and April 2018.

Experiments showed that a five-stage extraction process can recover 89% of boric acid.

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Boron in the form of borates are used in more than 300 applications with over three-quarters of world consumption is used in ceramics, detergents, fertilizers, and glass.

It is used as a component in abrasives, cleaning products, insecticides, insulation, and in the production of semiconductors.

Proactive caught up with Anson’s managing director Bruce Richardson last week for an update.

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