Potash Ridge (TSX:PRK) commenced its phase three drilling program and phase two metallurgical test work on its Blawn Mountain Project. The objective of the drilling program is to convert certain inferred resources into measured and indicated resources for the pre-feasibility study, anticipated to be completed in Q2 of 2013. The phase two metallurgical test is focused on further confirmation of historical testing and pilot plant studies previously performed on the property, which will be used for the pre-feasibility study.
As quoted in the press release:
The third phase drilling program comprises of 18 infill drill holes within the mine areas defined in the preliminary economic assessment using reverse circulation. The focus is on Area 2 with, 16 drill holes, with the remaining two holes in Area 1.
The second phase metallurgical test program is focused on further confirmation of historical testing and pilot plant studies previously performed on the property, which will be used for the pre-feasibility study. Following completion of this test work for the pre-feasibility study, the Corporation plans to commence pilot plant and additional test work in order to optimize the production process for the feasibility study, scheduled for completion around the end of the first quarter of 2014.
Potash West NL (ASX:PWN,OTCPINK:PWNNY) dominates mineral tenure in Western Australia, one of the world’s largest glauconite deposits, with 12 exploration licenses and applications covering an area of more than 2,600 km2.
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