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Rupert Resources reports up to 99.5% recoveries from preliminary metallurgical work on the Ikkari discovery with high contribution from gravity

Rupert Resources today reports the results of preliminary metallurgical test work on two representative samples from the Ikkari Discovery, part of its 100% owned Pahtavaara Project in the Central Lapland Greenstone Belt, Finland. The results showed that up to 99.5% of gold could be recovered using conventional processing methods.

Highlights

  • Initial recoveries of 94 to 97% using a conventional gold extraction process
  • Up to 51% gravity recoverable gold content
  • Regrind of flotation concentrate resulted in total gold extraction of over 99%
  • Low to moderate grinding work index and low reagent consumption
  • Acid mine drainage tests indicate that the host lithology is naturally neutralising
  • Results from process optimisation work expected in Q1 2021

James Withall, CEO of Rupert Resources said “The testwork reported today was undertaken as part of our systematic plan to fully understand the economic potential of the Pahtavaara Project. These metallurgical results are another indication of the favourable technical characteristics and growing economic attractiveness of the new Ikkari discovery. We continue to work on expanding the mineralised envelope at Ikkari and the onset of winter conditions is now allowing drilling of areas which have not been accessible since the discoveries of Heinä South and Ikkari earlier in the year.

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