BRITISH COLUMBIA West Vancouver’s COLUMBIA YUKON EXPLORATIONS is pleased with the latest metallurgical tests of ore samples from its Storie molybdenum project near Cassiar in the northern part of the province. The tests were conducted by SGS MINERAL SERVICES of Vancouver.
SGS found that the ore is non-refractory and responds to conventional processing. The samples lacked any clay-like mineralization that can cause problems during milling, and they had only minor pyrite. The gangue minerals are not, in the words of Columbia Yukon, “problematic.” A final concentrate graded 53% Mo was made, and moly recovery reached 69%. Preliminary locked cycle testing boosted moly recovery to between 70% and 87%.
The company is following the recommendation of SGS and a second round of testing is now underway. The SGS report will be available shortly at www.ColumbiaYukon.com in the Investors section.