ChemX Materials (ASX:CMX) (ChemX or the Company), a materials technology company focused on providing critical materials required for electrification and decarbonisation, is pleased to provide the following update on its Jamieson Tank High Purity Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate (HPMSM) Project, focusing on the exploration activities at the Company’s Eyre Peninsula tenements EL6634 and EL5920 in South Australia.
The ChemX Jamieson Tank HPMSM project is poised to become a vertically integrated project, with manganese ore to be sourced from its 100% owned manganese (Mn) project on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. ChemX intends to process ore based on a developed metallurgical testwork program.
Based on 2022 ChemX drilling and historical drilling data, mining consultant CSA Global has completed a geological re-interpretation and estimated a manganese Exploration Target for Jamieson Tank of 21 million to 35 million tonnes of manganese.
HPMSM is a critical part of many lithium battery cathode chemistries, although not all manganese is able to be efficiently upgraded to the more valuable HPMSM. ChemX has completed an initial HPMSM testwork program, designed to test the efficacy of Jamieson Tank manganese ore. First stage testwork results were very encouraging, with a second stage of HPMSM testwork scheduled to commence in August 2022.