Nemaska Exploration (OTC Other: NMKEF; TSX-V: NMX) has blasted a 50 tonnes bulk sample on its Whabouchi lithium project for metallurgical pilot plant testing. The 50 tonnes sample comes from the main zone and is located in the R-575 trench where channel samples returned 1.65% Li2O over 37.5 metres. In addition to the material coming from the R-575 trench, the bulk sample will also include approximately 8 tonnes of drill core material that has been collected across the deposit as part of the recently completed 8,909 metre infill diamond drill program. The diamond drill program used large-diameter HQ size core to obtain more representative material for the pilot plant process.
According to Guy Bourassa, President and CEO of Nemaska, “This is a major step towards completing a full feasibility study and discussing offtake agreements with potential clients. we remain on track to have the definitive feasibility study completed by Fall 2011.”