Energy metals group MGX Minerals Inc. (CSE:XMG, OTCQB: MGXMF) has received good news about its Gibraltar Silica property in British Columbia.
A one-ton sample of quartzite was shipped to an independent laboratory In Germany.
The sample went through various tests and the results indicate that it is of high initial purity, making the fraction chemically suitable as medium quality feedstock material to produce metallurgical-grade silicon.
MGX operates three silicon projects in southeastern British Columbia. These are Koot, Wonah, and Gibraltar.
Gibraltar lies around 95 kilometres northeast of Cranbrook in British Columbia.
Silicon has a variety of uses. As well as in glass manufacture, it is also used to make pottery.
It is also used in computers and over 90% of the current solar cell market is based