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Anson's Paradox project produces first lithium hydroxide

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Global Mining Review,

Anson Resources Limited has successfully produced its first lithium hydroxide product from the Paradox Lithium Project in Utah, during R&D precipitation test work carried out by Lilac Solutions (Lilac).

This represents a further step forward in determining the production process and determining products that can be offered to customers. Both lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide have now been successfully produced from Cane Creek brine using the Lilac process.

Commenting on the results, David Snydacker, CEO of Lilac Solutions, said: “High purity lithium hydroxide was produced from the Cane Creek brine and Lilac remains on-track to produce battery grade products from Anson’s lithium-rich brines.”

Lilac Solutions test work process

Lilac’s production process uses a newly-developed technology that extract only the lithium from the brine using an adsorption methodology. Lilac has been conducting test work on the Paradox Lithium brine since July 2018. Other minerals including boron, bromide, iodine and magnesium are not recovered using this process. Lilac’s unique ion exchange media and system was used on the Cane Creek brine containing approximately 100 ppm, Li, 40 000 pp, Ca, 30 000 ppm Mg, and 10 000 ppm Na.

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