BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based FPX Nickel Corp
. has completed the step-out drilling program at the Baptiste deposit at the company’s Decar nickel-iron project 80 km north of Fort St. James. FPX completed eight holes totaling 1,917 metres to the southeast of the Baptiste deposit to a depth of 300 metres.
[caption id="attachment_1003720155" align="alignleft" width="300"] Area of the Baptiste deposit at the Decar nickel project. (Credit: FPX Nickel)
The company is testing the Decar property to unlock its potential as a bulk tonnage open pit mine. The metals are present as a naturally occurring alloy, awaruite. Early metallurgical testing indicated that the nickel-iron alloy is recoverable using conventional grinding and gravity separation without the addition of reagents.
More information about the Decar project is available at www.FPXnickel.com.