Search Minerals Completes Magnetic Separation
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY | OTCQB: SHCMF) (“Search” or the “Firm”), is happy to announce that two bulk samples of mineralization from Deep Fox and Foxtrot have been processed in our PHASE 1 magnetic separation program at SGS Canada (Lakefield) (“SGS”). The Deep Fox pattern contains 53 metric tonnes recovered from the uncovered floor of the deposit. Equally, the Foxtrot pattern contains 20 tonnes of floor materials.
The SGS program concerned bench scale work to check the amenability of the 2 samples to magnetic separation after which the execution of a steady pilot plant working at ~550 kg per hour of feed materials over 15 separate pilot plant durations to supply a pre-concentrate of iron by Low Depth Magnetic Separation (LIMS) and a uncommon earth focus by Moist Excessive Depth Magnetic Separation (WHIMS) and a closing tailing materials for environmental testing.
The outcomes of the magnetic separation pilot plant on the 2 bulk samples had been consistent with expectations.
Highlights of this system had been
Dr. David Dreisinger, Director/Vice-President of Metallurgy states; “The outcomes of the testing on the 2 bulk samples had been consistent with expectations and supply a foundation for “scale up” of the business facility. The provision of roughly 18.9 tonnes of uncommon earth focus permits us to maneuver to our bigger scale testing of the Direct Extraction Course of.
The good thing about producing a focus, utilizing the grinding and magnetic circuit, previous to our proprietary Direct Extraction Course of, is the discount in dimension of apparatus and lowered chemical and power use to acquire comparable total recoveries of saleable uncommon earth components.”
Greg Andrews, President/CEO states; “We proceed with our “Dash to Manufacturing” and it is a crucial step to scale up and produce extra materials for additional separation into particular person oxides of the everlasting magnet materials, Neodymium (Nd), Praseodymium (Pr), Dysprosium (Dy) and Terbium (Tb).
These are the important thing components which create the worth within the uncommon earth factor provide chain. Upon producing the oxides, we’re in search of co-funded authorities packages to course of the 18.9 tonnes of uncommon earth focus utilizing our proprietary Direct Extraction Course of to supply roughly 1t of blended uncommon earth oxide focus for additional separation processing. Finally, Search will display the transformation of the everlasting magnet oxides into steel as a precursor to magnet fabrication.”
Dr. David Dreisinger, Ph.D., P.Eng, is the Firm’s Vice President, Metallurgy, and Certified Individual (as outlined by Nationwide Instrument 43-101) who has supervised the preparation of and authorised the technical info reported herein.
The corporate will endeavour to fulfill excessive requirements of integrity, transparency, and consistency in reporting technical content material, together with geological and assay (e.g., REE) information.
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About Search Minerals Inc.
Led by a confirmed administration staff and board of administrators, Search is concentrated on discovering and growing Essential Uncommon Earths Components (CREE), Zirconium (Zr) and Hafnium (Hf) assets inside the rising Port Hope Simpson – St. Lewis CREE District of South East Labrador.
Search controls two deposits (Foxtrot and Deep Fox), two drill prepared prospects (Fox Meadow and Silver Fox) and quite a few different REE prospects, together with Fox Valley, Cunning Girl and Superior Fox, alongside a 64 km lengthy belt forming a REE District in Labrador.
Search has accomplished a preliminary financial evaluation report for DEEPFOX and FOXTROT. Search can be engaged on three exploration prospects alongside the belt which embrace: FOX MEADOW, SILVER FOX and AWESOME FOX.
Search has continued to optimize our patented Direct Extraction Course of expertise with the help from the Division of Trade, Vitality advert Know-how, Authorities of Newfoundland and Labrador, and from the Atlantic Canada Alternative Company.
We’ve accomplished two pilot plant operations and produced extremely purified blended uncommon earth carbonate focus and blended REO focus for separation and refining. We additionally acknowledge the continued help by the Authorities of Newfoundland and Labrador for its Junior Exploration Program.
Search Minerals was chosen to take part within the Authorities of Canada Accelerated Progress Service (“AGS”) initiative, which helps excessive progress firms.
AGS, as a ‘one-stop store’ mannequin, offers Search with coordinated entry to Authorities of Canada assets as Search continues to maneuver shortly to manufacturing and contribute to the institution of a steady and safe uncommon earth factor North American and European provide chain.