KWG plan would aid Ring of Fire viability

Nov 01, 2013 | 04:00 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Maurice Lavigne, KWG Resources, ferrochrome, Ring of Fire, chromite ore, direct-reduced iron, DRI, Black Horse Big Daddy

NEW YORK — The development of a method to reduce chromite ore in ferrochrome using natural gas could make ferrochrome deposits found in the Ring of Fire region in northern Ontario more viable, according to Maurice J. Lavigne, vice president of development and exploration at junior miner KWG Resources Inc.

"We do know that it’s going to be cheaper," Lavigne said of the method that KWG is patenting, which uses similar technology to that used in direct-reduced iron (DRI) production (, Oct. 25).....

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