Canadian Mining Journal


PHOSPHATE: Demand grows for Arianne high purity concentrate

QUEBEC – Arianne Phosphate, headquartered in Saguenay, Que., is producing additional phosphate concentrate at its Lac a Paul development project due to the growing interest it has received from potential customers. The project is located in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

Core from Arianne’s Lac a Paul phosphate development project. (Image: Arianne Phosphate)

The company says the increased demand is mostly coming from parties that tested original samples and now desire much larger quantities. It is also receiving interest from organizations in Europe that may need to meet tighter environmental rules, and they are looking to shift their supply toward a “cleaner” high purity phosphate concentrate.

Arianne produced a 125-tonne bulk sample of rock from the Paul zone and stockpile the ore. The ore will then be sent to COREM In Quebec City to be processed into concentrate grading 39% P2O5. The process will yield about 15 tonnes of finished apatite concentrate available for customers.

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