Latrobe Magnesium (ASX: LMG) has decided to temporarily defer a Pre-Feasibility Study at the Latrobe Magnesium Project located in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.
Interestingly, the company has decided to evaluate a new reagent system with the potential to further increase iron removal, beyond levels previously achieved, deferring the Pre-Feasibility Study while this evaluation is in progress.
The Pre-Feasibility Study will now commence on the basis of the original reagent system with the expected completion of the study in August.
Taking into consideration the latest improvement with the success of the new reagent may adjust the study at a later date.
The thermodynamic modelling has indicated a significant reduction in the iron content in the beneficiated ash which in turn will reduce ferrosilicon usage in the thermal reduction process.
The evaluation requires Metcon Laboratory to conduct further test work as these tests are inconclusive and will need to undergo repetition with more sophisticated equipment.
The company is presently investigating the use of other suitable facilities.
Latrobe has been tendering a number of major engineering companies over the last month to assist with its study.