ONTARIO – Rogue Iron Ore Corp. of Vancouver continues to put its Radio Hill iron ore project 80 km southwest of Timmins through its paces. The latest work, the first metallurgical tests, showed that the iron ore chemistry is well suited as a feed for pelletizing, sintering or other iron making technologies.
A composite sample from six drill cores was subjected to bench scale testing. The results indicate that a concentrate grading 67.3% Fe and 5.0% SiO2 could be made. Iron recovery by weight was 37.5%. Further tests on the initial concentrate reduced the silica content to 2.0% and raised the iron grade to over 70% with a recovery by weight of 29.9%.
Rogue Iron (RogueIron.com) is pressing forward with advanced metallurgical tests as part of fast tracking the Radio Hill development. A 43-101-compliant resource estimate has yet to be made.