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Aston Minerals updates progress on nickel deposit south of Timmins

Apr 29, 2024

“The previous 6 month met program has provided invaluable information on mineralogy and the geo-metallurgical relationships of the Boomerang deposit," said Managing Director, Russell Bradford. "This has allowed us to plan and optimise our work for the next phase of testwork at Corem. The conventional sulphide flowsheet is now locked in and will be used for future metallurgical testing. The locked cycle test results shows a robust recovery is achievable at a high nickel concentrate grade. The future work on the Bardwell core will be executed on the back of a significant knowledge base and an understanding of nickel, sulphur and iron associations based on the samples tested.”

Aston Minerals Limited (ASX:ASO, ‘Aston Minerals’ or ‘the Company’) is pleased to provide an update on its nickel recovery metallurgical work program from its continued metallurgical flowsheet development program which commenced in Q3 2023.
The 2023/24 metallurgical test work program was led by Khalil Nasrallah (Corem) and Greg Lane (Ausenco), both of whom have previous experience on the Dumont and Crawford nickel projects. The Aston Minerals metallurgical program has been designed based on experience from nickel ore bodies with similar mineralogy and grade. Initial open circuit and locked cycle flotation and magnetic separation test work on a range of composite samples from Bardwell and B2 Zones has confirmed preliminary drivers of metallurgical performance and provides direction for sample selection and metallurgical test work on Bardwell deposit samples based on the recently reported resource update.

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