Australian based Kasbah Resources has recently completed metallurgical test work reporting 78% tin recovery for the Western Zone of its Achmmach tin project in Morocco, where recent drilling has also extended the zone of mineralisation.
Process flow sheet enhancements applied to the Western Zone, which achieved the 78% recovery reported, will also be applied to the Meknès trend, the main orebody of the Achmmach project, via a similar post-DFS metallurgical development programme. This is expected to improve the 70.3% recovery previously reported.
Kasbah Chief Operating Officer Mike Kitney said:
“The hard rock tin challenge is about extending metallurgical recoveries towards 80%. With Achmmach, the DFS model indicates that every 1% increase in metallurgical recovery has the potential to increase the Project NPV by approximately US$7,000,000″
The extensional drilling programme at Western Zone Shallows has revealed the presence of deep stacked tourmaline lodes with a best down hole intercept of 2.53% Sn. Thus, tin mineralisation has successfully been extended outside the current resource model. An update to the resource and mine design is planned in response to these new discoveries.
The company is in an improved cash position after raising $3.9 million from subscription applications to its recent non-renounceable rights issue. It is hoped this will put it in a strong position for negotiating final funding and making progression towards a decision to mine.