Next Graphite (OTCQB:GPNE) has released results from flotation test results on bulk samples from above-ground material at its Aukam Graphite property. The bulk samples were taken from Next Graphite’s 140,000 tonne mine heaps at the property.
As quoted in the press release:
Flotation tests were carried out on samples and then tested for purity and grade. A 212-micron grind was determined the optimal size for flotation, and delivered a result of 97.1 % pure graphite after a single, rougher float. An average of 96.2 % graphite was recorded in the concentrates across all samples including waste material.
Next Graphite CEO, Cliff Bream, said:
We could not be more pleased by these results. Our flotation tests at 212 micron grind size produced a very high purity of graphite after just one flotation, which is a strong indicator of the quality of the graphite at Aukam. The test results also provide us with the ability to begin positioning ourselves for off-take agreements with graphite consumers around the world.