QUEBEC – Metallurgical tests confirm that a marketable sinter concentrate can be made from the Fire Lake North iron ore project belonging to Champion Minerals of Toronto. The tests were conducted by SGS Lakefield Research and interpreted by BBA Inc.
The testing was done as part of the feasibility study for Fire Lake North, located 60 km southwest of Fermont and 250 km north of Port-Cartier. Ores from the West and East pits are predominantly hematite, and they responded well to convention autogenous grinding followed by beneficiation in three-stage gravity spirals. No magnetic recovery circuit is anticipated due to the very low magnetite content of the ore.
Champion intends to develop the West pit first, and this will be reflected in the feasibility study due by the end of this year.
Visit ChampionMinerals.com to learn more about the Fire Lake North project or download Champion’s corporate presentation.