Centaurus delivers high-grade iron ore from Brazilian plant trial

THE BOURSE WHISPERER: Centaurus Metals has produced a high-grade sinter feed iron ore product grading 65.6 per cent iron with low impurities (2.8 per cent silica, 0.01 per cent phosphorus) from initial pilot scale beneficiation testwork conducted on ore from the company’s Jambreiro iron ore project in Brazil.

The results stem from a 2.5 tonne pilot run of ore, which Centaurus said has confirmed the effectiveness of the two-stage magnetic separation processing route it has proposed for the Jambreiro project.


A summary of the test results. Source: Company announcement


“The initial pilot plant results are very encouraging, confirming that the proposed processing route is a robust and reliable choice for the production of a high-grade, low-impurity product suitable for sale to the domestic steel industry in Brazil,”  Centaurus Metal managing director Darren Gordon said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

“This gives us great confidence that the process route we have selected is capable of delivering a high quality product which we expect will be in high demand within the domestic steel industry in Brazil.

“We are now planning a final pilot plant test work program utilising a sample of around 100 tonnes which will provide the domestic steel industry market with a much larger sample of material to test within their own sinter feed blend test facilities and value-in-use models.”