Telson Resources Inc. has announced that the second shipment of lead and zinc concentrates processed at the Atocha mineral processing plant.
The shipment was processed by Telson Resources, and was delivered to Mercuria Commodities Trading, as per the concentrate purchasing arrangement first announced in the Telson's news release of July 6, 2017. Six concentrate transport trucks departed Atocha Mill site on 11 August carrying four loads of zinc concentrate, totalling approximately 129 dry t and two loads of lead concentrate, totaling 62 dry t.
“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 4,910 t of ore mined at a 10 ore chute level to the Atocha Mill site where Telson processed approximately 4,260 t of ore through the mill. A third concentrate delivery is expected to depart from the Atocha mill site within the next several days, provided the remaining stockpiled ore has completed processing. From there processing will be temporarily suspended until the Atocha ore stockpile is replenished.
Telson currently has 1,700 t of ore mined and stockpiled at Tahuehueto awaiting transport to the Atocha Mill. Ore processing at Atocha is anticipated to re-commence in early September.