Trilogy Metals has reported an initial inferred cobalt resource of 77 million lb at its Bornite copper-cobalt project in northwest Alaska. Ongoing metallurgical studies indicate that cobalt occurs predominantly as cobaltiferous pyrite, which would preferentially report to copper tailings following copper flotation. These studies indicate that a cobalt product may be produced on site and therefore justify reporting an initial cobalt resource in addition to the existing 5.5-billion-lb inferred copper resource.
Over the next few months, Trilogy will complete flotation test work focused on concentrating cobalt into a pyrite-rich product that can be considered for further upgrading and recovery of cobalt metal at the Bornite site.
The 77-million-lb contained cobalt inferred resource at Bornite is one of the largest cobalt resources in North America. (trilogymetals.com)
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|Title Annotation:||Exploration Briefs; exploration programs|
|Publication:||E&MJ - Engineering & Mining Journal|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2018|
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