Origin Minerals expands holdings and enters East Texas Smackover

Origin Minerals continues to grow its lithium brine resources by expanding its claims in Utah and now using its oilfield experience to target multiple brine resources in the East Texas Smackover.

Kelly Jones, CEO of Origin Minerals comments, “We have tested three wells in the East Texas Smackover and each one has yielded high-quality brine, with lithium concentrations ranging from 265–335 mg/L. Browning Oil Company has been operating in Texas for over 30 years. This is an exciting opportunity for us to use our oil and gas resources to produce lithium brines in our own backyard.”

Origin Mineral’s founding goal of producing lithium from American brine resources remains the company’s focus. Acquiring an ownership position in oilfield brines is a natural extension of its strategy. Origin Minerals currently has five lithium brine projects including over 77,000 mineral acres, making it one of the largest lithium resource owners in America.