Vancouver, British Columbia – Salazar Resources Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX.V:SRL | FSE:CCG) is pleased to report positive results from the ongoing metallurgical testwork program for the 100% owned El Domo volcanogenic massive sulphides deposit ("VMS"). The metallurgical testwork is part of the upcoming Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") report.
- Preliminary metallurgical testworks confirmed that El Domo feed is amenable for conventional flotation technology.
- Testwork also confirmed the production of commercial quality flotation concentrates from "El Domo" deposit.
Mr. Fredy Salazar stated "We are pleased to be able to report these positive results from El Domo. These metallurgical results are confirming previous test work as well as confirming the production of commercial-grade flotation concentrates from El Domo deposit to support our upcoming PEA. This is one more step towards the company achieving its goal for development and Curipamba.”
The metallurgical testwork was completed in December 2013 under the direction of Transmin Metallurgical Consultants (“Transmin”) in Lima, Peru. The strategy devised to produce commercial concentrates was to split the deposit into geometallurgical domains based on the relative abundance of copper and zinc in the feed; based on this criteria, three composite samples were collected from existing drill holes to represent each of the three major geometallurgical domains at El Domo that were identified as follow:
- Composite CPO-003: Copper Feed-type, where Cu/(Zn+Pb) is greater than or equal to 3. One concentrate would be produced. This Cu-concentrate would have 90% Cu recovery with a grade of 24% Cu and low As, Sb and Bi grades. No Zn-concentrate would be produced from this type of feed due to low Zn head grade.
- Composite CPO-002: Mixed Feed-type, where Cu/(Zn+Pb) is between 0.33 and 3. Two concentrates would be produced The Cu-concentrate would have 75% Cu recovery with 21% Cu grade while there would be a moderate 50% recovery of Zn to a Zn-concentrate of 42% Zn grade.
- Composite CPO-001: Zinc Feed-type, where Cu/(Zn+Pb) is less than or equal to 0.33. Three concentrates would be produced. The Cu-concentrate would have a Cu recovery of 58.2% with approximately 20% Cu concentrate grade with high Zn content. It is possible that further testwork will allow the projections for Zn content in the copper concentrate to be reduced further. The Zn-concentrate would have a Zn recovery of 85% with 45% Zn grade and 14 g/t Au grade. Some Pb-concentrate would also be produced from CPO-001 feed-type.
The metallurgical performance of an efficient flotation plant has been projected in the following table.
- Mass Pull (%), weight percentage in the concentrate, relative to the weight of the feed to the concentrator (tons of concentrate produced per 100 tons of feed feed processed).
- Concentrate grade (%), assays of concentrates.
- Recoveries (%), percentage of metal reporting to each concentrate relative to the metal content of the feed to the concentrator.
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To view the summary of metallurgical testwork click here:http://www.salazarresources.com/docs/eldomo/Summary_of_Metallurgical_Testwork.pdf
The technical information contained in this release were prepared by or under the supervision of Mr. Adam Johnston, FAusIMM (CP Metallurgy), an independent “qualified person” for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43- 101”).
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President & CEO
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