Euro Sun Mining Announces Comprehensive Metallurgical Test Results for the Rovina Valley Project in Romania
- 81.5% GOLD AND 88.6% COPPER AT COLNIC PIT
- 73.2% GOLD AND 94.7% COPPER AT ROVINA PIT
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Euro Sun Mining Inc. (TSX: ESM) (“Euro Sun” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results of the comprehensive metallurgical pilot plant test program conducted by Eriez Manufacturing at their test facility in the United States.
Bulk samples consisting of approximately 3,000 kg per sample; representing the main geometallurgical domains from the Colnic pit and the Rovina pit were selected under the guidance of SRK Consulting. Samples were then stage crushed, ground and subjected to column rougher/scavenger flotation. The primary grind for samples Met 42 and Met 44 (Colnic) was 80% passing 75 microns. The primary grind for sample Met 43 (Rovina) was 80% passing 53 microns.
The rougher scavenger concentrate was then re-ground to 80% passing 13.8 microns and cleaned in a column cleaner circuit to produce the final concentrate. The rougher/scavenger concentrate samples for Met 42 and Met 44 were cleaned using a 3-stage closed circuit column arrangement. Rougher/scavenger concentrate from sample Met 43 was cleaned using a 2-stage open circuit column arrangement.
The results delivered an average gold recovery at the Colnic pit of 81.5% and Copper recoveries of 88.6% while the average gold recovery of the Rovina Pit was 73.2% and Copper recoveries averaged 94.7%, all utilizing no cyanide anywhere in the flotation circuit.
Scott Moore, Euro Sun’s CEO states, “We are very pleased to see the results of the Eriez test work. The gold and copper recoveries as well as the final concentrate copper grades confirm the excellent results seen in smaller scale testing conducted in April 2017 and now re-produced in a feasibility level test program.”
Euro Sun confirms that the Ministry of Finance has executed the Fundamental Note on the Mining License ratification for the Rovina Valley Project leaving only the Ministry of Justice to complete the file prior to presentation in the Government meeting for execution by the Prime Minister. The National Agency for Mineral Resources continues to assist the Ministry of Justice to ensure completeness of the file and adherence to the legislation for final approval.
|•||Met 42: Figure 1||Copper recovery to final concentrate 82.8%|
|Gold recovery to final concentrate 77.6%|
|Concentrate Grade: 22.17% Cu, 109.2 Au g/t contained gold|
|•||Met 44: Figure 2||Copper recovery to final concentrate 94.3%|
|Gold recovery to final concentrate 85.5%|
|Concentrate Grade: 21.21%Cu, 83 Au g/t; contained gold|
|•||Met 43: Figure 3||Copper recovery to final concentrate 94.7%|
|Gold recovery to final concentrate 73.2%|
|Concentrate Grade: 20.88% Cu, 11.8 Au g/t; contained gold|
About Euro Sun Mining Inc.
Euro Sun is a Toronto Stock Exchange listed mining company focused on the exploration and development of its 100%-owned Rovina Valley gold and copper project located in west-central Romania, which hosts the second largest gold deposit in Europe.
Mr. Joe Milbourne, a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101 guidelines, has reviewed the scientific and technical information contained in this press release.
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