EDITOR: | March 28th, 2013

Metallica Minerals – Sconi Scandium Project Positive Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS)

| March 28, 2013 | No Comments
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Metallica-Minerals-LtdMarch 28, 2013 (Source: Metallica Minerals) — Metallica Minerals Ltd (ASX: MLM), is pleased to announce the positive results (summarised in Table 1) of its PFS for the 100% owned SCONI Phase 1 scandium project ideally located within the historic Greenvale nickel mine area, north west of Townsville in Queensland, Australia.

 

 

 

Highlights:

  • „PFS demonstrates SCONI Phase 1 (100% owned) is an economically and technically viable project with considerable upside „
  • The project will produce scandium oxide (“scandia”) at >99.9% purity
  • „Project has attractive economics, with an NPV of $273M (8% discount rate, pre-tax, 100% equity, real terms) and a 20.6% IRR (pre-tax) „
  • Total capital cost is $247 million (including 20% contingency) „
  • Project ideally located with access to roads, water, power, ports, and the existing regional industrial hub of Townsville (see Figure 2 & 3) „
  • The PFS estimates average production of 51 tpa of scandia over a 20 year period, delivering a long project life and reliable supply „
  • Simplified scandium only flowsheet requiring no initial acid plant or power plant
  • Scandia production to supply a portion of Bloom Energy’s requirements under the Heads of Agreement, and expected demand from other solid oxide fuel cell and aluminium alloy customers

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