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FPX Nickel touts successful leach testing of high-grade nickel concentrates

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(Kitco News) - FPX Nickel (TSX.V:FPX) said Tuesday that it successfully leach tested high-grade nickel concentrates from its Decar Nickel District.

Decar is located in central British Columbia, 56 miles northwest of Fort St. James.

FPX said the nickel is suitable for supplying the electric vehicle market.

“These results confirm a breakthrough for FPX Nickel, demonstrating that Decar has the potential to produce significant quantities of nickel and cobalt in a high-quality form for the fast-growing EV battery supply chain,” commented Martin Turenne, the Company’s President and CEO.  “The results further confirm that the awaruite nickel ore at Decar has potential technical advantages over sulphide and laterite ores for producing nickel sulphate and cobalt sulphate.  In comparison with nickel sulphide concentrates, the direct dissolution of Decar concentrate can eliminate the need for smelting prior to downstream processing to produce nickel sulphate.

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