Vancouver, British Columbia / November 4, 2015 - MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) ($XMG:CA) (FKT: 1MG) is pleased to report the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines has granted the Company a Bulk Sample Permit under Section 17(3) of the Mineral Tenure Act Regulation, which authorizes MGX to extract a 100 tonne sample of mineralized material from the Driftwood Creek magnesium project (“Driftwood Creek”).
The bulk sample will be mined, crush and shipped to the laboratories of Industrial Furnace Company (“IFCO”) in Rochester, New York for pilot plant testing. MGX signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with IFCO in June (see press release dated June 4, 2015) to acquire calcining equipment specifically for Driftwood Creek.
Results of pilot plant testing will determine final specifications to optimize the design and construction parameters of industrial-sized kilns to process mineralized material from Driftwood Creek. MGX also plans to make representative samples of caustic calcined magnesia (CCM) and dead-burned magnesia (DBM) available to potential customers for further evaluation. MGX aims to provide a secure, long-term supply of magnesium oxide to the North American market.
About MGX Minerals
MGX Minerals ($XMG:CA) is a diversified Canadian mining company listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange. MGX is engaged in the acquisition and development of industrial mineral deposits in western Canada that offer near-term production potential, minimal barriers to entry and low initial capital expenditures.
The Company’s flagship project is the Driftwood Creek magnesium project in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. The long-term strategic business objectives of the Company include constructing a quarry mine and processing plant to produce magnesium oxide from Driftwood Creek. The Driftwood Creek project is currently under permitting review for granting of a mining lease and applications for associated operating permits are in various stages of preparation. MGX owns the majority of significant magnesite properties in the Province of British Columbia as reported by the British Columbia Geological Service (British Columbia Mineral Titles Branch).
For more information please visit the Company’s website at www.mgxminerals.com.
Dr. Michael Reimann
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