Telson Resources Inc. has reported that the second shipment of lead and zinc concentrates processed at the Atocha mineral processing plant (the Atocha Mill) has been delivered to Mercuria Commodities Trading, S.A. de C.V. as per the concentrate purchasing arrangement first announced on 6 July 2017.
Six concentrate transport trucks departed Atocha Mill site on 11 August 2017 carrying four loads of zinc concentrate, totaling approximately 129 t and two loads of lead concentrate, totaling approximately 62 t.
Pre-production concentrate delivered and/or en route to Mercuria as of 11 August 2017 total approximately 227.5 t of zinc concentrate and 128.7 t of lead concentrate.
“Pre-production processing at the Atocha Mill site is continually improving our recovery methods and procedures”, states Antonio Berlanga, CEO of Telson, “We have achieved average recoveries from Tahuehueto ore of 83.5% gold, 89.3% silver, 86.1% lead and 85.4% zinc plus significantly better separation of zinc from our lead concentrates and overall higher concentrate grades then we experienced earlier this year in our original industrial scale bulk sample processed at the Andes Mill.”
As of 12 August 2017, the company has delivered approximately 4910 t of ore mined from the Level 10 ore chute to the Atocha Mill site and processed approximately 4260 t of ore through mill. A third concentrate delivery is expected to depart Atocha in the next several days upon completion of processing the remaining stockpiled ore at which time processing will be temporarily suspended until the Atocha ore stockpile is replenished. Telson currently has 1700 t of ore mined and stockpiled at Tahuehueto awaiting transport to the Atocha Mill. Ore processing at Atocha is anticipated to re-commence early September.
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