NEW BRUNSWICK FIRST NARROWS RESOURCES of Vancouver is advancing its Chester copper-polymetallic project to the prefeasibility stage. The property is located near Mirimichi, N.B., in the Bathurst mining camp.
Results from bench-scale tests conducted by the Research Productivity Council indicated that 95% of the copper in the Chester ore can be recovered by gravity separation. Testing and development of a process flowsheet for hydrometallurgical and biometallurgical extraction of all metals is underway. The deposit has an inferred mineral resource of 7.5 million tonnes averaging 1.5% Cu and 1.5% Cu-equivalent (including silver, gold, bismuth, cobalt, indium, gallium, lead, zinc and others).
First Narrows has filed a summary work report on the Chester property with SEDAR (www.sedar.com) or visit www.uno.com for maps and more information.