NORTHWEST TERRITORIES — Strongbow Exploration of Vancouver says that locked cycle testing of material from its Nickel King project north of La Ronge successfully produced a concentrate that graded 16.5% Ni, 4.2% Cu and 0.74% Co. Recoveries were 78.4% for nickel, 89.1% for copper and 63.5% for cobalt.
A 120-kg composite sample from the Lower sill of the Main zone was tested by SGS Mineral Services in Lakefield, ON. The material was collected in 2008 and had an average nickel grade of 0.65%. The tests further indicate that 88.9% of the contained nickel is associated with pentlandite, 9.1% with pyrrhotite and the remaining 2.0% with silicate minerals.
Once received, a final report summarizing the metallurgical test work will be posted on the Strongbow website (www.StrongbowExploration.com).
Strongbow will now focus on expanding the existing resource estimate. David Gale, VP exploration, said, "Mineralization within the Upper and Lower sills of the Main zone has shown excellent continuity over a strike length in excess of 2.5 km and remains open in both directions along strike and also in the up dip and down dip directions."