Frontier Lithium signals advancement towards feasibility by commencement of a Phase III Metallurgical Study
Sudbury, Ontario, August 22, 2018 – Frontier Lithium (TSX.V: FL) (the “Company”) announced that a final Phase III Metallurgical Study on its PAK Lithium Project is currently underway. This study supports the Company’s commitment to advancing feasibility plans and prospective customer discussions for the development of the PAK Lithium Project.
The comprehensive testwork being performed is two fold: Firstly, to analyze the robustness of the premium technical grade spodumene concentrate flowsheet with varying run-of-mine samples for the demonstration of head grade versus recovery relationships. Secondly, for the production of sample concentrate and it’s ensuing process water and waste material from a larger representative life-of-mine sample.
“In March 2018, the results of the NI 43-101 Pre-Feasibility Study (“PFS”) for the Pakeagama Lake pegmatite exceeded expectations, confirming the rare ability from this deposit to produce premium lithium concentrates suitable for both technical and chemical grade applications. Results from recent flowsheet optimization work and this concluding stage of metallurgical testing and concentrate generation are required to advance dependent technical studies required for bankable feasibility of the potential mining operation and for the advancement of discussions regarding potential future offtake,” commented Trevor R. Walker, President and CEO, Frontier Lithium Inc.
The Company has successfully completed the Phase VI Drill Program which consisted of 1,225m in 9 drill holes targeting the resource’s high grade zone at surface and systematically stepping down to finish below the PFS open pit design at depth. The Company anticipates the pending results of analysis for the drill hole samples over the coming weeks and will promptly release when passing our QA/QC and interpreted for our shareholders.