Stage two metallurgical testwork begins at Canegrass

Canegrass battery minerals project.
Canegrass battery minerals project.

Viking Mines (ASX:VKA) has engaged ALS Metallurgy to undertake stage two metallurgical testwork from 29 samples taken from the Canegrass battery minerals project in WA.

Samples come from a recent 7500m drilling program which was undertaken to infill and extend the main mineralised zones as well as assess new target areas. This drilling program was successful in that it expanded the mineralised zones and confirmed the continuity of mineralisation.

This stage two testwork is aimed at assessing the metallurgical properties on areas assessed by this recent drilling as well as producing a vanadium pentoxide flake.

Viking managing director and chief executive Julian Woodcock says he is pleased further testwork is underway.

“I’m pleased to announce the initiation of stage two metallurgical testwork for the Canegrass battery minerals project, a critical next step forward towards producing a high-quality vanadium pentoxide flake,” he said.

“The start of this next phase aims to build on the success of the previous sighter testwork completed by the company and represents our commitment to advancing the project forward.

“Viking are rapidly advancing this high-value project, and with these results we will be able to determine the best pathway to extract value for the benefit of shareholders.”

Stage two work is expected to be completed by late in the March quarter with milestones to be reported on throughout this period.