Green Technology Metals is working to develop an integrated project in Northern Ontario, this includes a mine, concentrator and conversion plant which will be developed in phases.
The first phase will be developing the Seymour deposit with a Dense Media Separation (DMS) Concentrator. In future phases the concentrator will receive a flotation plan upgrade and a conversion facility will be constructed in Thunder Bay.
Primero is a 6% part owner of the deposit and has its managing director sitting on the board of directors of Green Technology Metals. Primero has developed a strong relationship with the local community and supporting business in the region of thunder bay, this combined with our strong track record in spodumene and liOH development, is making our leadership in this project one of the key success factor.
Green Technology Metal (GT1) has requested that Primero develop a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for an integrated mine, concentrator and chemical conversion facility, and develop and manage a test work program to a Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) level of maturity. Primero is the report integrator, incorporating a report developed by GT1, other firms, and leveraging off input from similar projects for the Primero developed portions of the report.
Phase 1 of the project consists of a three stage crushing circuit through DMS and Tantalum concentration. Both the crushing and DMS plants will be modular in design to reduce the construction schedule. This enables a rapid, low CAPEX concentrator delivery strategy.
Phase 2 consists of an additional grinding and flotation circuit at the concentrator so additional spodumene is produced to feed a new Lithium Hydroxide conversion plant in Thunder Bay.
Primero was able to develop a complete integrated project for its client by providing local Canadian support, while developing a strong relationship with the local community and businesses.