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Modern Steel • Electric Metals • Claystone


Mine, Mineral and Manufacturing Development  in NW Alberta, Canada

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Modern Steel • Electric Metals • Claystone


Mine, Mineral and Manufacturing Development  in NW Alberta, Canada

High Strength Steel, Vanadium and Expandable Clay Products

Ironstone Resources is advancing the commercial development of its polymetallic Clear Hills Project located in the province of Alberta – Canada's energy powerhouse. The Clear Hills asset contains a long-life, compliant iron and vanadium mineral resource and high quality infrastructure.

After completing several stages of scaled pyrometallurgical process pilot tests, Ironstone plans to implement an innovative iron direct reduction process to produce a metallic feedstock for its planned 1 million tonne per year steel-making production line. The associated vanadium will be refined for sale as an electric metal after extraction from the reduced ore. The overlying expandable clays will also be processed into carbon-neutral stone products for sale in the construction and transportation sectors.

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High Strength Steel Products


Steel-making using efficient and environment-friendly
electric arc furnaces fed by direct reduced iron feedstock.

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High Strength Steel Products


Steel-making using efficient and environment-friendly
electric arc furnaces fed by direct reduced iron feedstock.

High Strength Steel Products

The Clear Hills ore will undergo an innovative direct iron reduction process to produce a metallic feedstock which will be melted and refined into high strength steels for use in the energy, construction, infrastructure and transportation industries.

With a planned low impact, open-pit mining footprint of 5 million tonnes per year, the Clear Hills mill is expected to produce 1 million tonnes of high strength steel products annually for sale in western Canada and NW USA.

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Vanadium For Growing Demand


Vanadium is an important steel alloying metal as well as a critical
component in vanadium flow batteries used in the renewable energy
storage market.

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Vanadium For Growing Demand


Vanadium is an important steel alloying metal as well as a critical
component in vanadium flow batteries used in the renewable energy
storage market.

Vanadium Pentoxide

Although other metals can also have similar effects on steel, only a small amount of vanadium is required to dramatically increase its tensile strength, making vanadium one of the most cost-effective additives in steel alloys. These unique characteristics have made vanadium essential in construction applications worldwide.

Vanadium is poised to play a pivotal role in the commercialization of renewable energy. Renewable energy’s biggest challenge has been the absence of efficient mass storage. To include a high percentage of renewable energy into the power grid reliable storage is needed. Currently, any unused renewable energy that is not used immediately is lost.

Ironstone Resources has a NI-43-101 resource of 2.45 billion pounds of contained Vanadium Pentoxide (V2O5), representing one of the largest compliant vanadium resources in the world. A by-product of the its direct reduced iron process, Ironstone expects to be a low cost producer of approximately 20 million pounds of V2O5 annually at full production.

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Light Weight Expandable Clay Products


Light weight expandable clay products

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Light Weight Expandable Clay Products


Light weight expandable clay products

Environment-friendly Superior building Products

The Clear Hills poly-metallic deposit is overlain by unconsolidated bentonitic clays that are ideal for use in producing light-weight, high strength concrete-like building products.

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