First Power Metals Commences Metallurigical Testwork For Augustus Lithium Property

VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 9, 2022 /CNW/ – First Power Metals Ltd. (CSE: FE) (OTCBB: FEMFF) (“First Power” or the “Firm) is happy to announce that it has engaged SGS Lakefield positioned in Ontario, Canada to carry out a metallurgical testwork on the Augustus Lithium Property. The purpose of the testwork is to develop a preliminary course of to deal with the spodumene bearing lithium mineralized rock to conceptualize a flowsheet, produce lithium oxide focus, and generate a high-purity lithium carbonate product.

The Firm has shipped to SGS Lakefield, a 200-kilogram pattern which features a 50/50 combination of drill core and floor samples with seen spodumene bearing lithium oxide mineralization.

The testwork strategy will probably be to first develop a beneficiation course of on the composite samples with the purpose of producing a 6% Li2O beneficiated focus at most restoration. Dense media separation (DMS) and flotation would be the predominant two processes examined. Beneficiated concentrates from this work will probably be mixed for extractive metallurgical analysis. The primary purpose of this a part of the scope will probably be to generate a high-purity lithium carbonate product.

The next are the highlights of the metallurgical testwork steps:

  1. The pinnacle pattern will probably be submitted for lithium oxide (Li2O), complete sulphur, complete rock evaluation (WRA), a set which incorporates SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, MgO, CaO, Na2O, K2O, TiO2, P2O5, MnO, Cr2O3, V2O5, and loss on ignition (LOI), and a multi-element ICP scan.
  2. X-ray Diffraction (XRD) mineralogy will probably be accomplished on the pinnacle pattern, whereas extra detailed QEMSCAN mineralogy will probably be accomplished on flotation feed (anticipated to be DMS middlings).
  3. Grindability Testing – will decide the hardness of the mineralized rock and can embrace Bond Rod Mill Grindability Take a look at, Bond Ball Mill Grindability Take a look at, and Bond Abrasion Take a look at.
  4. Beneficiation Testing to supply 6% lithium oxide focus – which is able to embrace Heavy Liquid Separation Testwork, Dense Media Separation Testing, Stage-Grinding and Desliming for Flotation, Magnetic separation Testing, and Flotation Testing.
  5. Hydrometallurgical testing to supply excessive purity lithium carbonate – will embrace Pattern Preparation and Characterization, Calcination – Part Transformation, Acid Roasting of Beta spodumene, Water Leach and Main Impurity Removing (PIR), Secondary Impurity Removing (SIR), Ca/Mg Removing by Ion Change (IX), Lithium Carbonate Precipitation, and Lithium Carbonate Purification.

This system is scheduled to be accomplished in 28 weeks’ time interval. Because the testwork contains a number of phases, the Firm will hold monitor of progress on every stage and can launch interim outcomes as they’re obtained from the laboratory.  

Afzaal Pirzada, P.Geo., Geological Guide of the Firm, and a “Certified Particular person” for the needs of Nationwide Instrument 43-101 – Requirements of Disclosure for Mineral Initiatives, has reviewed and authorised the scientific and technical info contained on this information launch.

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Gurminder Sangha
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