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.
: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.