September 11th, 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada – Canada Carbon Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX-V: CCB) is pleased to announce that it has begun pilot-scale processing of graphite material from its 100% owned Miller graphite property. The primary objectives of the pilot plant operation that commenced at SGS Canada (Lakefield) during the week of September 7th, 2014, are to generate larger quantities of graphite flotation concentrate for downstream evaluation, and to provide process data to facilitate future engineering studies.
An initial 25 tonne composite was shipped to SGS Lakefield in mid-August 2014 for commissioning purposes. An additional 102 tonnes of material from the Miller graphite mineralization was received by SGS on September 9, 2014, which is depicted in Figure 1.
Figure 1: 102 tonne Bulk Sample
Wet commissioning of the pilot plant using the Miller flotation process developed by SGS commenced on September 7, 2014 and is expected to be completed within 5-7 operating days. Initial commissioning focused on the primary grinding and flotation circuit, which is shown in Figure 2. This circuit aims to recover the majority of the graphite into a higher grade intermediate concentrate, which is then further upgraded in a cleaning circuit (Figure 3).
Once mechanical and metallurgical commissioning is completed, the plant will be operated for up to 200 hours to generate several tonnes of graphite concentrate, and will also provide plant data to support the generation of process design criteria for a full-scale graphite mill.
Figure 2: Grinding and Primary Flotation Circuit
Figure 3: Cleaning Circuit
Figure 4: Flotation of Miller graphite
Mr. Oliver Peters, M.Sc., P.Eng, MBA, (Consulting Metallurgist for SGS and Principal Metallurgist of Metpro Management Inc.) is an Independent Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, and has reviewed and approved the technical information provided in this news release.
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CANADA CARBON INC.
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