IMX Resources, the mineral exploration company, announced on Wednesday that metallurgical testwork has demonstrated that the company’s Chilalo graphite project in Tanzania could produce a graphite concentrate containing up to 68 per cent large and jumbo flake graphite.
The results represented a substantial improvement from initial testwork, which yielded 47 per cent large and jumbo flake graphite.
Phil Hoskins, CEO of IMX, said: “These latest testwork results demonstrate the strong potential for Chilalo to produce a high-quality graphite concentrate with outstanding flake size distribution.”
“We are confident that this upgraded product will be highly attractive to both our potential offtake partners and project financiers who place significant premiums on large and jumbo flake graphite.”
The latest testwork is part of the first stage of the company’s regrind and cleaning optimisation programme, which has focused on maximising coarse graphite concentrate flake size distribution while also maintaining an attractive concentrate grade.