The lease would allow Anson to build processing equipment, a pipeline to transport extracted brine from wells, power equipment, storage tanks, and access a nearby disposal well.
The lease is 700 metres from the Long Canyon No 2 well where sampled brine showed grades of 253 ppm lithium – this well would feed a proposed on-site pilot plant.
Additional lease enables production from more than one well
A pipeline would run from this well to carry brine to the pilot plant for processing and then to the intended disposal well 400 metres away, which is a historical oil well.
Using a historical oil well will result in large cost savings given Anson will not have to drill its own disposal well.
This is a convenient method of disposing of waste water compared to evaporation and trucking.
Proactive caught up with the company in June 2019 to discuss their maiden lithium brine resource at Paradox.