Origin Minerals completes first lithium brine test well in Utah

Origin Minerals has competed the first test well in its Tule Valley project. The well was drilled to a depth of 2,900 feet and completed with louvered casing. The Origin Minerals team collected 300+ drill cutting samples which were analyzed by ALS Labs. The results indicate a strong presence of lithium in the valley with concentrations up to 462 ppm. A full set of downhole geophysics was also completed which identified multiple zones suitable for brine water sample collection.  

Kelly Jones, CEO of Origin Minerals said, “The completion of our first test well is an important step in accomplishing our goal of testing each of our project sites for the best location for our commercial lithium extraction facility.”   

In November 2023, Origin Minerals will move a pump rig onsite and start its brine water sampling and flow profiling. Between 30 and 50 water samples are expected to be collected for analysis. A water sample will be collected from each prospective brine zone identified from the borehole logging data.