Source - SMW
Amur Minerals Corporation has announced positive results derived from bench scale flotation metallurgical test work on its Kubuk and Maly Kurumkon/Flangovy deposits within its Kun-Manie production licence located in Amur Oblast.

This completes the bench scale test work phase which determines the range of metallurgical recoveries at various life of mine average mining grades for KU and MKF.

 This augments the previously completed bench scale work at Vodorazdelny and Ikenskoe/Sobolevsky.

These results provide a comprehensive set of grade recovery curves for nickel and copper as well as the by-product metals cobalt, platinum, palladium, silver and gold which provide the basis to determine the metal content of the concentrate for smelting.

Grade recovery curves are an essential input for the development of a more highly refined and focused follow-on phase of metallurgical work in flowsheet design of the process plant.

Chief executive Robin Young said: "With completion of the bench scale flotation metallurgical work on our Kun-Manie ores, we can advance to the next stage in the definition of operational design parameters for processing the sulphide ores by using larger samples more reflective of production considerations.  

"With Maly Kurumkon/Flangovy targeted as the first production source, the testing of a half-tonne representative sample will continue to define a narrower range of production parameters.  

"This approach is cost effective and allows us to hone in on the specific process design prior to moving to large-scale bulk metallurgical sample testing the actual production flow sheet identified for the treatment of our ore.  

"This information is key to the compilation of the definitive feasibility study targeted for the end of Q4 2017."

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