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Potash West (OTC:PWNNY,ASX:PWN) announced that Lepidico Ltd. used a small scale plant to produce lithium carbonate from a lithium-rich mica called lepidolite, thereby constructing and operating a continuous process operation. Potash West (PWN) owns 25% of Li-Technology Pty Ltd, with 75% owned by Strategic Metallurgy Pty Ltd. (SM). PWN and SM will be transferring ownership of Li-Technology to Lepidico in exchange for shares.
South Boulder Mines (ASX:STB) announced its resource estimate for the Colluli Potash Project in Eritrea, East Africa: 1.1 billion tonnes of potassium bearing salts at 10% potash comprising 287 million tonnes proven and 820 million tonnes probable ore reserve, with a contained sulphate of potash of approximately 205 million tonnes.
Eritrea was featured in online magazine Geeska Afrika. The article enumerates benefits to potential investors, particularly in the mining industry. One of the projects mentioned in the article is South Boulder Mines’ (ASX:STB) Colluli Project, located in the Danakil Depression in South East Eritrea, which is a joint venture between South Boulder and the Eritrean National Mining Company.
DuSolo Fertilizers Inc. (TSXV:DSF) is a vertically integrated producer of phosphate-based fertilizers in Brazil. The Company’s flagship asset is the Bomfim Agro-mineral Project located in the Cerrado region, which is considered to be the world’s leading agricultural districts, and where domestic phosphate production is very limited. Farmers in the region are currently importing the majority of the phosphate they use from overseas, at almost double of what it would cost to purchase it locally.
Potash West (OTC:PWNNY,ASX:PWN) has signed a binding term sheet with East Exploration Pty ltd and Petratherm Limited (ASX:PTR) for the South Harz Project in Germany. Potash West owns 55% of East Exploration Pty ltd, registered owner of the South Harz project, with the balance held privately. East Exploration shareholders will receive 55 million fully paid ordinary Petratherm shares, plus 110 million performance shares, which will convert to ordinary shares on achieving pre-determined project milestones.
DuSolo Fertilizers Inc. (TSXV:DSF) reported its first batch of drill results from its 2015 drilling campaign at the Bomfim Agro-mineral Project in Brazil. Highlights include Hole STW-RC-91 which hit 27 metres at 12.31% phosphate, Hole STW-RC-100 which hit 21.50 meters at 11.31% phosphate, and Hole STW-RC-106 which hit 19.00 metres at 13.32% phosphate. According to VP of Exploration, Prof. Paulo Amorim, these results show that phosphate mineralization extends beyond the areas included in DuSolo’s initial resource estimate, and confirm new, high-grade phosphate mineralization.
South Boulder Mines (ASX:STB) reported that approximately 20kg of high purity potassium sulphate samples, in both standard and granular forms, have been delivered to its office in Perth. The samples were processed from raw material from the Colluli resource and through a pilot test facility at the Saskatchewan Research Council. The samples are for marketing purposes.
South Boulder Mines (“STB” or “the Company”) is pleased to advise that following successful processing of raw material from the Colluli resource through a pilot test facility at the Saskatchewan Research Council, approximately 20kg of high purity potassium sulphate (SOP) samples have been delivered to STB’s Perth office for marketing purposes. The samples are in both standard and granular form. Granular product was generated using laboratory plate compactors, and was separated into four size fractions.
South Boulder Mines (ASX:STB) achieved 98% K2SO4 during the pilot tests for the Colluli SOP project – the grades achieved were higher than industry standard grades, as well as exceptionally low chlorine levels at less than 0.1%. The process optimization tests began in January 2015, and pilot testing commenced in March 2015. Samples are still being generated, with two more repeatability tests planned.