Tethyan Resources Commences Metallurgical Testwork at Kizevak
TSX VENTURE: TETH
Jersey, England--(Newsfile Corp. - October 10, 2018) - Tethyan Resources plc (TSXV: TETH) ("Tethyan" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has submitted two composite samples for metallurgical test work at the Mining and Metallurgy Institute, Bor, Serbia (MMI). The test work is aimed at providing preliminary data from which more detailed optimisation test work can be designed, and to give a basic indication of the grade-recovery curves for zinc, lead and silver.
Samples were selected from the two main styles of mineralisation identified to date; massive sulphide vein breccias and fracture fill mineralisation, and were collected from quarter-cut diamond drill core. The samples were numbered as Composite 01 (Massive Sulphide) and Composite 02 (Fracture Fill), weighing 39 and 28 kg, respectively.
The samples were submitted for bench-scale flotation tests which closely follow a typical process flowsheet of crushing, grinding and rougher flotation to create lead and zinc concentrates. Sub-samples of the pulverised material will be analysed to determine head grade (lead, zinc, silver, gold), deleterious element content (including arsenic, antimony, bismuth and cadmium) and to investigate the grade of potential by-product critical elements including indium, gallium and germanium. The sub-samples will also be used to determine density, bulk mass and granulometric composition. Completion of the above test work is anticipated within three months.
In addition to the above test work, Tethyan is preparing to submit samples from drill core for petrology and ore microscopy work to investigate the mineralogy and mineral associations at Kizevak. This will allow a more detailed understanding of the metallurgical test results, assist with future optimisation testing, and provide important information that may be relevant to exploration.
Tethyan Resources plc is a precious and base metals mineral exploration company incorporated in England & Wales and listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Tethyan is focused on the Tethyan Metallogenic Belt in Eastern Europe, mainly Serbia, where it is acquiring and exploring a portfolio of quality precious and base metals projects with known mineralisation and compelling drill targets. Tethyan emphasises responsible engagement with local communities and stakeholders, and is committed to proactively implementing Good International Industry Practice (GIIP) and sustainable health, safety and environmental management. More information can be found on our website: www.tethyan-resources.com.
The technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Tethyan's Exploration Manager, Andrew Tunningley, MAusIMM(CP), who is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
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