CIM Vancouver April Luncheon

  • Dates:
    Apr 24, 2014
  • Hours:
    From 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Location:
    The Hyatt Regency Hotel 655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7
  • Event Type:
    Luncheon Meeting

Contact Information

Grant Carlson
Vice-chair Vancouver Branch
604 367 7659
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The Decar Project, Central BC - Low Grade, Bulk Mineable Dissiminated Awaruite (Ni-Fe Alloy) Mineralization

The Baptiste deposit at the Decar Property hosts 925 million tonnes grading 0.118% magnetically recovered nickel of mineable resources. It is the only known deposit consisting solely of awaruite to generate a positive preliminary economic assessment. Grains of disseminated awaruite (Ni3Fe) mineralization average 76% nickel, 23% Fe, 0.5% Co and 0.5% Cu in broad zones.  Awaruite has very strong magnetic susceptibility, higher than magnetite, and a high specific gravity at 8.2.  These properties are amenable to magnetic and gravity processing resulting in a high quality product for marketing containing minimal sulphur.
Bio:Ron Britten received a Bachelor of Applied Science from UBC 1974 and immediately migrated to Papua New Guinea, mapped and explored the Frieda River Porphyry Cu-Au deposit and produced a PhD at the Australian National University in 1981.  He worked with Sumitomo Metal Mining, Esso Minerals and Homestake exploring for a variety of deposits in Canada and abroad with highlights at Kutcho, Eskay Creek and Sulphurets.   He has been VP of Exploration of First Point Minerals Corp. since 1996.