Potash Ridge Corporation ("Potash Ridge" or the "Corporation") has reached another milestone in the advancement of its Blawn Mountain Project. The Corporation today confirmed that is has produced Sulphate of Potash ("SOP") from alunite as part of its ongoing metallurgical testing program.
Historically, SOP has been produced from alunite in various parts of the world, most recently from a mine and processing facility in Azerbaijan that operated from the 1960s until 1994. The process flowsheet used by Potash Ridge to produce SOP mirrors the process flowsheet that has been used historically.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Guy Bentinck, observed that, "This represents a major step in demonstrating the production of SOP from alunite utilizing a historically proven process."
The Corporation is continuing its metallurgical and pilot scale test work to optimize the proven flowsheet to maximize SOP recoveries and demonstrate production of a bauxite-type material.
All scientific and technical disclosures in this press release have been prepared under the supervision of Ravi Nath, a consultant of Potash Ridge who is a Qualified Person with the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.
About Potash Ridge
Potash Ridge is a Canadian based exploration and development company with a unique opportunity to develop a SOP and bauxite-type material project into long-term mining production.
The Company's Blawn Mountain Project consists of four areas of surface mineable alunite mineralization in the State of Utah. Alunite is a sulfate mineral rich in both SOP and alumina.
Located in a mining friendly jurisdiction with established infrastructure nearby, the project covers approximately 11,550 acres of state-owned land and has a known permitting process. Extensive development was completed in the 1970s including a mine plan, feasibility study and 3-year pilot plant operation.
Potash Ridge has a highly qualified and proven management team in place with significant financial, project management and operational experience and the ability to take projects into production.