Investors send Ringbolt Ventures 15% higher after it commences drilling at Lisbon Valley

Investors piled into Ringbolt Ventures on Tuesday after the company announced that it has commenced drilling on its Lisbon Valley Potash Project in the Paradox Basin in Utah. By mid-day the small-cap exploration company was trading up 15% on Toronto's venture exchange on above average volumes. Potash was first discovered in the Paradox Basin in an oil and gas well in 1924 and in 1962, Superior Oil Company drilled the first potash at the crest of the Lisbon Valley anticline. Since 1964, potash and by product salt have been produced from the nearby Cane Creek mine, now owned by Intrepid Potash.

Ringbolt signs contract for Utah potash drilling

Ringbolt Ventures announced on Tuesday it has engaged the services of Beeman Drilling Services to undertake a potash drilling program on its Lisbon Valley Project in Utah, part of the Paradox Basin, an area which according to the United States Geological Services contains over 2bn tons of potash. The TSX-Venture listed company has another other potash project in Arizona’s Holbrook Basin as well as a prospective uranium property in the Hornby Basin of Canada’s North West Territories. Shares of the thinly traded company are up over 110% so far this year at $0.295.