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Projects :

Date of Realization

Pre-feasibility study 1997

Minerals :

Geographic Location

Bolivia

Description :


   The prefeasibility study on this project was based on extensive information gained from visits to Bolivia by Itec-Mineral, SNC Lavalin and Bumigeme‚Äôs personnel: On tonnages and grades of tailings obtained from Comibol and confirmed by sampling and assaying; local cost data obtained by Saxxon Training. A process flowsheet for tin has been developed on the basis of extensive metallurgical test work (by INRS, CRM, Mozley, Lakefield, and David Weston at Ortech). Finally, a financial analysis, based on order-of-magnitude capital and operating cost estimates, was performed to illustrate the potential viability of the project.