HOUSTON (ICIS)--Fertoz Limited has set up camp facilities and begun road work in order to commence the extraction of its bulk sample collection at its Wapiti East Phosphate Project in British Columbia, Canada by the end of July, the fertilizer developer announced on Thursday.
The company said that while the camp site is ready for operations it will take approximately five weeks to finish the road work, which includes installation of culverts and an access way for traffic to the northern bulk sample location.
Australia-based Fertoz is a phosphate exploration and development company with a range of projects in Canada as well as in Australia. The Wapiti East project is the company’s North American flagship project and one of five company phosphate operations in British Columbia.
Extraction of the sample will start once these improvements are made and the first phosphate sample will be 17,500 tonnes. The company has hired Nova Pacific Environmental to collect baseline data in order to prepare an environmental report necessary for the small mine application, up to 75,000 tonnes per year, that the company will be filing soon.
“Bulk phosphate sample collection at Wapiti is progressing and we remain on track to begin extraction of the bulk sample at the end of July and commence phosphate sales in 2014,” said Les Szonyi, Fertoz managing director.