BacTech Environmental Ends Participation in Telamayu Project
September 9, 2019
BacTech Environmental Corporation (“BacTech” or the “Company”) (CSE:BAC, OTC-BCCEF) today announced that it will not proceed with the reclamation of the Telamayu tailings project in Bolivia. After completing metallurgical test work on the project and evaluating the economics of the project it was decided that the project would be too difficult to finance. It was estimated that the project would cost up to $US 9M.
The inability to recover tin into a suitable concentrate severely hampered the economics of the project. Given the fact the value of the tin made up roughly 50% of the value of the contained metal in the tailings financing the project was deemed to be too difficult.
BacTech will continue to pursue arsenopyrite opportunities in Ecuador and other Andean countries that allow for the use of the Company’s proprietary bioleach technology. Bioleaching produces a stable form of arsenic, ferric arsenate, as a by-product of the bioleach process. Since the beginning of 2019 the Company has visited the Ponce Enriquez area of southern Ecuador to meet with small mine producers of arsenopyrite. BacTech hopes to establish a bioleach processing facility that would offer an alternative to the small miners who presently sell concentrates to Asia at reduced prices due to high arsenic levels.
BacTech is investigating the use of its proprietary bioleach processing technology to treat historic arsenic tailings and arsenopyrite concentrates produced in the Ponce Enriquez area of Southern Ecuador.
BacTech has recently agreed to participate with a group looking to reprocess the Arsenic Stockpile in Snow Lake, Manitoba.
For further information contact: Ross Orr, President & CEO, BacTech Environmental Corporation/ 416-813-0303 ext. 222, Cell 416-346-5529 and email: email@example.com
Robin Cook, Investor Relations: 416-809-1738, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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