KWG Resources reported that a pilot smelting campaign on chromite drill core from its Black Horse Discovery in the Ring of Fire has been wrapped up “with excellent results.”
In an Aug. 14 release, the Toronto junior miner reported that a bulk sample of more than 1,100 kilograms of drill core collected from two holes in 2010 were used for the test.
A report from XPS Consulting and Test Work Services in Sudbury advised that the Black Horse chromite ore “smelts readily and produces both a high grade alloy and low Cr values in the discard slag. The results demonstrated that the high grade ore tested results in a high alloy grade and Cr recoveries above 95 per cent, higher than typical commercial chromium operations."
KWG said campaign was to demonstrate that a small sample of Black Horse massive chromite “can produce similar metallurgical results to ores more exhaustively tested.”
Moe Lavigne, KWG's vice-president of exploration and development stated: “These are the highest grade ferrochrome results we've seen from Ring of Fire chromites."