CHIMATA GOLD CORP COMMENCES DENSE MEDIA SEPARATION METALLURGICAL TESTWORK ON BULK SAMPLE FROM KAMATIVI TAILINGS LITHIUM PROJECT
Vancouver, BC September 18, 2018 – Canadian strategic metals company Chimata Gold Corp. (CSE: CAT) (“Chimata” or the “Company”) announces that it has commenced a Dense Media Separation Metallurgical Test Work scoping program on a 7.5 tonne bulk sample grading 0,88% Li2O generated from its flagship Kamativi Tailings Lithium Project.
Chimata is pleased to announce the appointment of Mintek (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s national mineral research organisation, to conduct Dense Media Separation (“DMS”) test work on a 7.5 tonne bulk sample of tailings collected from its Kamativi Lithium Tailings Project (the “Project”) in Zimbabwe. The sample was collected from a series of 10 pits excavated from an area within the eastern portion of the historical Tailings Storage Facility. Composite assays indicate a head feed grade for the bulk sample of 0,88% Li2O.
The testwork program will consist of the following stages:
- Head Feed ClassificationBulk Feed Screening
- Cross Flow Classifier Test Work
- Pilot Scale DMS Test Work
- Magnetic Separation Test Work
- Concentrate Production
Figure 1 – Dense Media Pilot Plant at Mintek Laboratories
As part of the bulk test work program CAT is pleased to announce the appointment of MinMet Projects (Pty) Ltd (“MinMet”) and Cronimet Mining Processing SA (Pty) Ltd (“CMPSA”) as Metallurgical and Mineral Processing consultants to provide advisory services and oversight during the test work program. Results from the program are expected to be finalised during October.
MinMet have been appointed as expert consultants for the ongoing test work with a view, upon success of the test work, to engaging with MinMet for the design, engineering and construction of a Phase 1 DMS Plant. MinMet have completed work on the design and upgrade of Galaxy Resources Limited’s Mt Cattlin DMS. MinMet has recently secured an agreement with the Primero Group (Pty) Ltd to supply DMS Processing plants and equipment into Australia and America. MinMet have also successfully designed, supplied and completed, for the Primero Group in Australia, two spodumene DMS Plants, Tawana Resources NL’s Bald Hill Project and Pilbara Minerals (Ltd) Pilgangoora Project.
MinMet have completed work in Zimbabwe for Bikita Minerals, a long time Zimbabwean lithium concentrate producer. MinMet are aware of the local requirements for Zimbabwe and have a good understanding of the Zimbabwe operating environment.
Chimata and its local partners are looking forward to further developing this relationship with an experienced and professional team that have been actively involved in the development of DMS processing plants for world class projects. More information on MinMet can be found on their website: http://minmetprojects.co.za/
CRONIMET Mining Processing SA (Pty) Ltd (“CMPSA”) is a company that focuses on the processing of tailings and low-grade stockpiles around the world using a combination of classic and niche mineral processing technologies. CMPSA forms part of the CRONIMET Mining Group, a multi-national corporation. CMPSA will be providing technical and metallurgical consultancy services to this project and will work as client representatives in South Africa with a view to streamlining the development of this project and interacting with the various contractors, consultants and engineering service providers based in South Africa. For more information on CMPSA, please see the link to their website: http://www.cronimet-mining.com/en/processing/who-we-are/
Mintek is the national mineral research organisation for South Africa and is one of the world leading technology organisations that specialises in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and other related areas. For more information on Mintek, please see their website at: http://www.mintek.co.za/
John McTaggart, Managing Director of Jimbata (Pvt) Ltd (“Jimbata”) commented “the appointments of Mintek, Min Met and CPMSA demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the successful implementation of this project. It is pleasing to note that both MinMet and CMPSA have operated in various capacities in Zimbabwe.”
Alain Moreau, a “qualified person” as defined by NI 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects has approved the scientific and technical disclosure in this press release.
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