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Nickel Creek Platinum update on Nickel Shaw Project

Mining News - Published on Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Nickel Creek Platinum Corp announced that the final results of its Phase II metallurgical program on the Nickel Shäw Project located in the Yukon, Canada. The Phase II Metallurgical Program succeeded in its primary objective of separating bulk CuNi concentrate into separate saleable nickel and copper concentrates, representing the most in-depth and comprehensive metallurgical undertaking completed to date at the Project.

Mr Diane Garrett, President and CEO commented that "This is a huge milestone for the Project. When we produced a saleable bulk concentrate in 2017 as part of our Phase I metallurgical program we soon realized the economic benefits that could be achieved from separating the nickel and copper concentrates. The Phase II program achieved good separation into saleable concentrates. Producing two concentrates, nickel and copper, not only provides the Company with additional flexibility for selling its concentrates into the market but is also expected to yield enhanced payable terms based on recent discussions with smelters. During this Phase II program, the Company also embarked on optimizing the flow sheet, and in addition to the benefits of producing separate concentrates, the Company was able to increase grinding size, thereby lowering energy consumption as well as identifying potential opportunities for reducing capital costs and processing costs. The results of this comprehensive work will be used in the Preliminary Economic Assessment which is currently underway."

The Metallurgical Program has been conducted in partnership with XPS Expert Process Solutions, a Sudbury based technical consultancy firm that is conducting the metallurgical testwork on behalf of Nickel Creek and has extensive experience in flowsheet development and nickel-copper separation. The Mini Pilot Plant utilized in the Phase II Metallurgical Program is the property of XPS and replicates, at a small scale, a commercial processing flowsheet.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Thu, 12 Jul 2018
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