i-minerals inc.(TSXV:IMA) has been advised by Mineral Research Laboratory at North Carolina State University that the pilot plant commissioned to manufacture quartz products is in operation.
As quoted in the press release:
As noted in the Company’s press releases of July 28, 2011 and earlier, i-minerals can create a high purity quartz product (>99.95% SiO2) through multistage flotation.
Approximately 8000 lbs of raw quartz product from prior metallurgical work will be processed. This material will be ground to less than 50 mesh and processed through flotation. It is expected that a minimum of 1000 lbs of Quartz 1 product (1 float lower purity); 1500 lbs of Quartz 2 product (2 float medium high purity); and 300 lbs of Quartz 3 product (3 float high purity) will be produced.