PILOT-PLANT TEST PROGRESS AS PLANNED
Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) has started processing the Taivaljärvi silver ore. Sotkamo Silver has delivered 157 tonnes ore to GTK´s Mineral Processing Laboratory. So far 58 tonnes has been tested and preliminary results are expected during September.
GTK has so far done 6 separate test-runs. These include crushing and grinding of the ore and 3 separate flotation-processes. Flotation tests include flotation of Ag-Au-Pb-, Zn- and pyrite-concentrate. GTK has also tested heavy mineral-separation by shaking-table.
The pilot plant-test is done in order to achieve optimal parameters for the processing of the Taivaljärvi ore. These parameters include;
- Optimal energy-consumption for the whole process (crushing, grinding, flotation)
- Maximum recycling of metals with minimum usage of energy and chemicals
- Proper chemical dosage in the flotation process
- Most suitable chemicals for the flotation
- Optimal particle-size for the flotation
This pilot plant-test will significantly shorten the time needed for testing and dry-runs of the processing plant before actual production starts. Final results and reporting will be ready during Q4 2011.
Stockholm, September 14, 2011
SOTKAMO SILVER AB (publ.)
Timo Lindborg, CEO
Picture: Pilot plant of Geological Survey of Finland’s Mineral Processing Laboratory
About Sotkamo Silver AB (publ.):
Sotkamo Silver AB´s business concept is to exploit mineral deposits in the Nordic countries with regard to human society and environment. Sotkamo Silver owns, through its subsidiary mineral deposits, which contains silver and gold in Finland. The Company’s main development project is the Taivaljärvi Silver Mine.
Sotkamo Silver applies SveMin’s & FinnMin’s respective rules of reporting for public mining & exploration companies. Sotkamo Silver has chosen to report mineral resources and ore reserves according to the internationally accepted JORC or NI 43-101-code. The company applies International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as approved by the European Union.
The shares are traded at the Burgundy market place and NGM Equity in Stockholm.
The ticker symbol is SOSI.
ISIN-code for Sotkamo Silver shares is SE0001057910.
Read more about Sotkamo Silver on www.sotkamosilver.com or www.silver.fi
For further information: Dr. Timo Lindborg, CEO, phone: +46-8-30 49 20