Canada Carbon Inc. (TSXV:CCB) announced that it has started pilot-scale processing of graphite material from its Miller property.
Canada Carbon Inc. (TSXV:CCB) announced that it has started pilot-scale processing of graphite material from its Miller property. The aim of the operation is to “generate larger quantities of graphite flotation concentrate for downstream evaluation, and to provide process data to facilitate future engineering studies.”
As quoted in the press release:
An initial 25 tonne composite was shipped to SGS Lakefield in mid-August 2014 for commissioning purposes. An additional 102 tonnes of material from the Miller graphite mineralization was received by SGS on September 9, 2014.
Wet commissioning of the pilot plant using the Miller flotation process developed by SGS commenced on September 7, 2014 and is expected to be completed within 5-7 operating days. Initial commissioning focused on the primary grinding and flotation circuit. This circuit aims to recover the majority of the graphite into a higher grade intermediate concentrate, which is then further upgraded in a cleaning circuit.
Once mechanical and metallurgical commissioning is completed, the plant will be operated for up to 200 hours to generate several tonnes of graphite concentrate, and will also provide plant data to support the generation of process design criteria for a full-scale graphite mill.