Sparton Resources has released the results from its advanced vanadium recovery testing utilizing ultrasound assisted technology.
Sparton Resources (TSXV:SRI) has released the results from its advanced vanadium recovery testing utilizing ultrasound assisted technology.
As quoted from the press release:
Sparton is pleased to announce the test results conducted on their behalf by Central America Nickel Inc. (CAN) on the vanadium mineralization hosted in black shale from Jiangxi Province in China, using the CAN’s Ultrasound Assisted Extraction technology (“UAEx”). The material tested was taken from the Quankeng Stone coal mining license in the Xiushui area of Jiangxi, which has been under evaluation by the company for a number of years and is currently in acquisition negotiations. Excellent results were achieved with the testing and additional work is planned on more samples to be supplied by the company.
Test work was completed on a 400 gram sample of flotation tailings from the Quankeng licence, with a grade of 1.18 percent V2O5. The test using UAEx produced recoveries of 85.31 percent V2O5. The material had been ground to 80 percent, passing a 200 mesh screen for earlier flotation tests, in order to remove sulphide phases from the mineralized samples taken from a drill program at Quankeng (the program was completed earlier by Sparton subsidiary VanSpar Mining Inc).
CAN’s patent-pending technology has proven to be extremely effective at recovering in solution in excess of 90% of scandium, vanadium, nickel, cobalt, copper, iron and other minerals, in less then one hour and without the use of heat or pressure. CAN has tested over 30 different deposits using its ultrasound assisted technology.