Blue Sky Uranium (BSK.V) has added another extremely experienced technical person to its team as the company has engaged Chuck Edwards as a technical advisor for its Amarillo Grande uranium project in Argentina’s Rio Negro province.
Edwards has been an engineer for in excess of half a century and is specialized in uranium processing techniques for alkaline and acid leach plants. Having worked on uranium projects on five continents, he was also closely involved in the engineering side of all uranium processing facilities that have been built in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin. After having worked at Cameco (CCJ, CCO.TO) for 14 years as principal metallurgist and director of metallurgy at Amec Foster Wheeler (currently part of the John Wood Group), Edwards’ input will be very valuable as Blue Sky Uranium is advancing the project towards a PEA which should be completed by the end of this year. Blue Sky is also working on completing a C$2.66M private placement with units priced at C$0.14 and consisting of one share and one warrant, exercisable at C$0.30 for a period of 2 years.
Blue Sky Uranium has also announced a positive update on its initial concentration tests at Amarillo Grande. After applying a wet scrubbing (20 minutes in a bottle rolling system) and wet screening process (at 300 microns), the metal content in the remaining ore showed a substantial increase. The Uranium content increased by 211% whilst the Vanadium content increased by 147%. A good start, which should definitely have a positive impact on the viability of the project. We expect Blue Sky Uranium to continue its metallurgical test work