The objective of the study is to improve upon the results of previous metallurgical test work used as a basis for the project’s 2013 preliminary economic assessment.
FPX Nickel (TSXV:FPX) has announced that it has commenced a metallurgical study on the Baptiste Deposit at its Decar nickel district in central British Columbia.
According to FPX, the objective of the study is to improve upon the results of previous metallurgical test work used as a basis for the project’s 2013 preliminary economic assessment. The current test program has the potential to demonstrate significant increases in estimated nickel recovery and final concentrate quality, using conventional processing technologies.
As quoted in the press release:
The test work is being completed on a representative mineralized composite measuring approximately 400 kilograms comprised of core sample reject material from four drill holes completed in 2012 and 2017 in the southeastern portion of the Baptiste deposit. Drilling results in the southeastern portion of Baptiste support the potential to considerably improve the mine development plan by allowing for the incorporation of shallow, higher-grade tonnage in the early years of mining.