Metallurgical Test Work
First Vanadium initiated preliminary metallurgical test work on the deposit in March 2018. Test work is being conducted on a sample composite generated from an 18.9 metre drill core intercept from the Company’s recent diamond drilling verification program. Metallurgical test work is being conducted by Sherritt Technologies in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, the leader in the development and commercialization of pressure hydrometallurgical processes. Sherritt is a one-stop shop that has a proven track record of developing projects from concept-to-operation with a skilled and experienced team, including process and equipment specialists.
By mid-June 2018, test work on the Carlin Vanadium Deposit has achieved vanadium extraction levels of 95.5%, employing a roast/leach/pressure oxidation approach. Ongoing test work will continue to optimize various parameters with the aim of developing a conceptual flowsheet.