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Wallbridge Mining hires engineering firms for Broken Hammer studies

Wallbridge Mining (TSE:WM) reported on Tuesday that it has hired engineering firms Wardrop and Amec to finish a feasibility study and environmental permitting requirements at its Broken Hammer deposit, in Ontario.

The mineral explorer said that Wardrop, now Tetra Tech (NASDAQ:TTEK), will finish a pre feasibility study and a succeeding feasibility study. The consultancy and project management firm Amec will complete the environmental and permitting requirements.  

Wallbridge’s president Marz Kord said: "The delivery of bulk samples and its expected results have brought this project to the next phases of development namely pre-feasibility, feasibility, and permitting.

"We are pleased to have engaged the services of two very reputable and experienced mining engineering firms to assist us in the development of this exciting project."

Wallbridge, which has a primary focus on the exploration of platinum group elements, nickel and copper deposits in Sudbury, found the Broken Hammer zone from its grass roots exploration program on the North range of the Sudbury basin. 

Since then, drilling and a 20,000 tonne bulk sampling program have been finished with final results expected to be released this month.

Data from both the bulk sample and additional drilling will be used to update the mineral resource estimate and provide metal recoveries for use in the pre-feasibility study.

Currently, Wallbridge holds a 98.5 percent stake in the Broken Hammer property while Xstrata Nickel retains a 1.5% carried interest with some buy back provisions.

Wallbridge is a mineral exploration company specializing in base metals and precious metal exploration in Canada, with its primary properties situated in Sudbury, Ontario.