IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP,OTCQX:ICPTF) President and CEO Sidney Himmel reported advancements on its Ochoa Polyhalite Project in Lea County, New Mexico and commented on key milestones expected to be achieved in the coming year.
As quoted in the press release:
“Based on our current Project development schedule, we remain on pace to submit the draft EIS to the BLM for final review in late 2013. Notwithstanding any unforeseen delays, BLM clearance to proceed with construction of the mine and processing plant is expected to be granted prior to the end of March 2014.
“The next step in process development is larger scale, longer duration pilot testing with a process equipment supplier to provide data required for the commercial scale equipment. During this testing, sufficient quantities of SOP will be produced to permit design level testing for the granulation, or compaction, equipment necessary to produce SOP while meeting market physical specifications.
“Because ICP is committed to developing our existing talent through leadership training and team building programs, we appointed former Ford Motor Company and Vanto Group executive Bob Mueller as Senior Vice President of Internal Development this past October. Bob is leading an exciting corporate initiative designed to foster a culture in which our employees, Board members, consultants and advisors collaborate as an engaged and unified team — each committed to the success of our Company and to the success of each other.