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Myanmar Metals (ASX:MYL) sees positive progress of Bawdwin
  • Myanmar Metals (MYL) plans on completing the definitive feasibility study in April 2020
  • The Bawdwin Joint Venture study team has undertaken several programs of lead-zinc flotation, testwork which first commenced in April 2019 and remain ongoing.
  • The tests have been using 50 kilograms samples of Bawdwin ore and replicating the planned processing regime and reagents in laboratory-scale flotation cells
  • On market close, Myanmar Metals is down 2.50 per cent and trading at 3.9¢ per share

Myanmar Metals (MYL) has updated the market on its Bawdwin Project.

In August 2019, Myanmar reported that the Bawdwin Joint Venture (BJV) had appointed consultants to work with the joint venture on key areas of the definitive feasibility study (DFS).

These areas include plant and infrastructure design, metallurgy, geology, mining engineering, hydrology, geotechnics, tailings management, power supply, and environment and social impact assessment.

Work remains ongoing for the DFS and Myanmar said it is aiming for the study to be completed in April 2020.

The BJV study team has undertaken several programs of lead-zinc flotation, testwork which first commenced in April 2019 and remain ongoing. Tests have carried out at the ALS Metallurgy laboratory in Balcatta, Western Australia.

The tests have been using 50 kilograms samples of Bawdwin ore and replicating the planned processing regime and reagents in laboratory-scale flotation cells.

It was designed to determine the grade and recovery functions across the ore types at Bawdwin.

Results from the test show that lead-silver zinc material with a high proportion of lead as sulphide provides grade and recovery performance that is consistent with the published pre-feasibility study (PFS) estimates.

In the PFS, 12 per cent of the material that was processed was partially oxidised or 'transitional' material and assigned a poorer grade and recovery assumptions, with no recovery of zinc concentrate.

Metallurgical studies remain ongoing. The final grade and recovery will be published in the DFS.

“Although Bawdwin produced metal concentrates for many years in the 20th century, it is pleasing nonetheless to have produced good quality lead-silver and zinc concentrates from Bawdwin ore for ourselves," CEO John Lamb said.

"The laboratory-scale tests mimic the expected ore blend, plant conditions and reagents in the full-scale plant, and have produced great results," he added.

General Manager of Metallurgy Andrew Dowling is pleased with results achieved on the lead-silver and zinc laboratory test.

"The mineralogical studies and laboratory tests to date have provided valuable insights, which have led to an optimised reagent regime and tangible advances in lead-silver and zinc performance,” Andrew said.

On market close, Myanmar Metals is down 2.50 per cent and trading at 3.9¢ per share.


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