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Tests reveal the carbon capture potential of Inomin’s Beaver project

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Global Mining Review,

Inomin Mines Inc. (MINE) has reported positive initial test results demonstrating the potential for carbon capture and storage at its Beaver critical minerals project (magnesium-nickel-chromium-cobalt) in south-central British Columbia.

The tests, carried-out by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC), demonstrate that samples from the company’s 2021 critical mineral discovery, contain key minerals that sequester CO2 from the atmosphere.

Key findings:

  • Beaver samples contain magnesium-rich minerals, such as brucite and hydrotalcite group minerals, that react quickly with CO2 in the atmosphere.
  • 60% of the analysed samples contain moderate to substantial levels of brucite, a form of magnesium key to carbon capture and storage.
  • Beaver tailings are good candidates for CO2 capture using techniques developed by UBC.

John Gomez, President of MINE, comments:

“The test results are an exciting, important, value-add for our Beaver project. To put the results in perspective, most minerals are hardly reactive with CO2 so appreciable carbon storage is not possible. Brucite is the key mineral for carbon capture as it reacts with carbon dioxide, and 1 – 2% weight (wt) brucite content is considered significant. Beaver samples contain up to 11% wt brucite which is very substantial.

“UBC’s findings add to Beaver’s positive attributes, in short, a green, district-scale, critical minerals project that is just emerging. We look forward to continuing to assess Beaver’s carbon mineralisation possibilities, and completing further drilling to unearth our significant discovery.”

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