Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2, 2017
- Mill clean up and refurbishment is nearing completion
- 25,000 tonnes mined and stockpiled on coarse ore patio
- 5,000 tonnes processed through crushing circuit and stockpiled on crushed ore patio
- Commercial production to re-Start at ~1,400 tonnes per day in next several weeks
Telson Resources Inc. ("Telson" or the "Company") (TSX Venture – TSN.V) is pleased to inform shareholders that the Campo Morado mill clean up and refurbishment is nearing completion with underground mining operations being ramped up utilizing two jumbo drills and additional haulage trucks that have mined and delivered approximately 25,000 tonnes to the coarse ore patio.
Ore crushing has been initiated and is progressing normally, to date accumulating a crushed ore stockpile of at least 5,000 tonnes. The Company plans to stockpile at least 7,000 tonnes of crushed ore as well as 60,000 tonnes of coarse ore to create more than one constant month supply of mill feed to sustain steady mineral processing operations.
After completing mill maintenance and refurbishment where necessary during September, successful operation tests of the mills grinding, flotation, thickening and filtration circuits have been conducted using water. Testing is continuing, verifying the continual steady state operational capability of equipment, instrumentation plus the hermetic integrity of the process circuit. To this point in time all equipment, instrumentation and mill circuits are working normally.
Telson is planning to initiate commercial production at an initial processing rate of approximate 1,400 tonnes per day at Campo Morado within the next several weeks of October 2017. As processing techniques are perfected the Company plans to slowly increase the mines production rate towards the mills capacity of 2,500 tonnes per day over the next six to twelve months.
Please click on the following links to view videos of various operation underway at Campo Morado
1 Trucking Mined Ore to Crusher: https://youtu.be/fNFRVHEiKgg
2 Feeding Coarse Ore to Crusher: https://youtu.be/MGf6P9hDlfI
3 Crushed Ore Stockpiling: https://youtu.be/ZTXliHV6oK0
4 Cyclone and SAG Mill Testing: https://youtu.be/L8Q3k0XA38I
5 Mill Control Centre in Operation: https://youtu.be/fC4rlrXV1m0
About Telson Resources Inc.
Telson Resources Inc. is a Canadian based resource development company advancing two gold, silver and base metal projects towards production over the coming months of 2017 and early 2018. Telson's Tahuehueto Project, located in north-western Durango State, Mexico and its recently acquired Campo Morado Mine in Guerrero, Mexico purchased from Nyrstar Mining are both polymetallic deposits containing significant gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper. Telson is currently mining ore at Tahuehueto at a rate of approximately 150 tonnes per day and direct shipping to a toll mill for processing off-site. Subject to securing funding, Telson plans to soon recommence mineral processing milling operations at Campo Morado while at the same time develop its Tahuehueto Project through the mine construction phase with an anticipated timeline to be processing at the project site in its own mineral processing facility near the end of the first quarter 2018.
On behalf of the board of directors
(signed) “Ralph Shearing”
Ralph Shearing, P.Geol, President
This press release was prepared under the supervision and review of Ralph Shearing, P.Geol., President and Director of Telson Resources Inc., a Professional Geologist registered in Alberta as a member of the professional organization APEGA, and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.
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