Moving towards commercial production next year

TORQUAY – The smile on Zach Maurer’s face was enormous.

As well it should be.

Eight years…

It’s been nearly eight years since he started looking for lithium in Saskatchewan. And now, standing before him, was Betts Drilling Rig 1, drilling what is intended to be the first lithium production well in Saskatchewan.


Zach Maurer’s been working on commercializing lithium in Saskatchewan for nearly eight years. Now, the first commercial production well is being drilled. Photo by Brian Zinchuk