Monday, December 12, 2016

USA, Utah: Lithium Extraction from Geothermal Brines from Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells

Lithium Brine Bulk Sampling in Utah (Stockhouse)

Photo of an abandoned oil well with
pressure valve (source: Arman Zhenikeyev)
Today, Voltaic Minerals Corp. announced to have confirmed historic brine flow from 5 oil and gas production wells on its 100% controlled Green Energy Project in Utah, USA.

The company now intends to enter the brine system via existing production wells on the property in order to perform a bulk sampling program to confirm the presence of the lithium-bearing zone, at an average depth of 6250 feet and to obtain data (e.g. flow rates, temperature, metallurgy and mineral composition). The sampled brine will be processed with the "Selective Lithium Extraction" technique developed by Enertrex Corp.

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