Anson produces first lithium carbonate

US-FOCUSED lithium brine hopeful Anson Resources has been one of the morning’s biggest movers, soaring some 24% on confirmation that it can produce lithium carbonate from its Paradox lithium project in Utah.

The product was extracted from 1000 litres of brine sampled from the Cane Creek 32-1 oil and gas well, and proved the super-saturated brines are amenable to precipitation in the lab.
 
It is an early result, and test work is on-going, but it bodes well for the company's expectations for producing battery grade LCE product and ultimately the production of a final in-field pilot plant design.
 
Anson used a "cutting-edge production technology" as an alternative to that proposed by Outotec earlier in the year. 
 
Second stage test work will focus on using proprietary equipment in a larger scale test and is expected to produce battery grade lithium in August.
 
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