- Metallica Minerals (MLM) receives positive metallurgical test work results from its Cape Flattery Silica Sand Project in Queensland
- Testing a two-tonne bulk sample confirms a high-quality silica sand product
- The work shows a low contaminant product which achieves a mass yield of 77.4 per cent
- Metallica Minerals will continue metallurgical testing to further investigate the potential of the processed product
- The results are being incorporated into a scoping study which is underway
- Metallica Minerals ended the day 2.86 per cent in the red to close at 3.4 cents
Metallica Minerals (MLM) has received excellent metallurgical results from test work at its Cape Flattery Silica Sand Project in Queensland.
The company acquired a two-tonne bulk sample from drilling conducted late last year which has confirmed a high-quality silica sand product.
Specifically, the test work produced a product with 99.8 per cent silicon dioxide, 170 parts per million (ppm) iron oxide and 450ppm aluminium oxide, and 210ppm titanium dioxide. The product achieved a mass yield of 77.4 per cent.
This is a relatively low contaminant product with what was described as an ‘attractive’ narrow particle size distribution and a high-to-moderate yield.
“To achieve such positive results having blended sand that had a silicon dioxide level of greater than 98.5 per cent also supports further work on white sand samples that will be sourced from our upcoming drilling program,” Executive Chairman Theo Psaros said.
“These results will also allow us to engage further with potential offtake partners in Australia and throughout Asia,” Mr Psaros added.
The company plans to continue undertaking metallurgical testing and research to further investigate the potential of the processed product and the best product mix. The results will be included in a scoping study which is currently underway.
To assist with obtaining more bulk samples, drilling is planned to begin in the upcoming September quarter.
Metallica Minerals ended the day 2.86 per cent in the red to close at 3.4 cents.