VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA / May 16, 2016 / MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG) reports the Company has received notice from mining contractor Dominion Excavating Ltd. that mine haul road construction has been completed for the Driftwood Creek magnesium project (“Driftwood”) (see press release dated February 25, 2016).
Commencement of mining operations to support the previously announced 100-tonne bulk sample program is scheduled to begin this week. The bulk sample program represents the first bulk tonnage material removed from Driftwood Creek since Kaiser Resources mined 8,000 metric tonnes as part of a test quarry in 1978 (Morris, 1978).
The purpose of the bulk sample program is to complete a maiden National Instrument (N.I.) 43-101 mineral resource estimate for Driftwood, conduct metallurgy testing for finalization of the upgrade circuit by Kemetco Labs, and provide Industrial Furnace Company with a 10-tonne sample for kiln testing and sample preparation of magnesium oxide (MgO).
This press release was prepared under the supervision and review of Andris Kikauka, P. Geo. and Vice President of Exploration for MGX Minerals. Mr. Kikauka is a non-independent Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument (N.I.) 43-101 Standards.
About Dominion Excavating
Dominion Excavating is a quarry mining and construction company located in Invermere, British Columbia. MGX has entered into a comprehensive development agreement with Dominion for the road and mine construction at the Driftwood Creek magnesium project. Dominion is an MGX Minerals equity partner and a First Nations owned company.