Study to Proceed for New Saskatchewan Potash Project

Athabasca Potash said it has retained SNC-Lavalin Inc. to provide pre-feasibility study services on its Burr project, located adjacent to the PCS Lanigan mine 107 km east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

According to the Saskatchewan-based company, SNC-Lavalin and other consultants will each focus on specific elements study, with SNC-Lavalin addressing the surface processing plant and infrastructure. Other consultants and Athabasca will handle the environmental and other aspects of the study to include geology, process technology, underground mine development, resource assessment, shaft, tailings management facilities and transportation. Based on this work, SNC-Lavalin will develop capital and operating cost estimates and a preliminary project execution schedule.

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