Mineworx Technologies Ltd. (MWX:TSX.V; MWXRF:OTCQB) and its joint venture partner Enviroleach Technologies Inc. (ETI:CSE) reported a number of significant recent achievements in their shared operations in July 17 press releases.
Mineworx reported the doubling of their current 7,050 sq. ft. fabrication facility in Coquitlam, British Columbia, to almost 14,000 sq ft; the leasing of an additional 13,674 sq ft facility in Vancouver (Surrey), BC; the commencement of a 20 ton per day E-Waste concentration plant to be assembled at their new Vancouver (Surrey) facility with EnviroLeach; and the appointment of a human resources, health and safety Manager.
"These combined facilities will quadruple the capacity of Company's E-Waste fabrication and production capabilities to almost 28,000 square feet," said Greg Pendura, CEO. "This expansion now enables Mineworx to move quickly upon the site acceptance of the Memphis, Tennessee E-Waste processing plant to immediately expedite our business model in this dynamic sector."
Meanwhile, EnviroLeach announced new upgrades and enhancements to its process has yielded positive results in a series of bulk tests.
The modifications and enhancements to the EnviroLeach process, which included the addition of a proprietary three-stage concentration process and minor formula modifications, have delivered significant improvements in performance and recoveries, said the company's press release.
The benefits of these enhancements include improvements in the overall recoveries of precious and base metals to over 90%; the production of a refinery-grade, saleable concentrate; the reduction of formula/chemistry losses to in-leach contaminants; 50% improvement in process flow and feedstock throughput; advancements in the mechanical processes including grinding, pumping, filtration and agitation; improved leach kinetics and characteristics; increased process pulp density from 10% solids to 25%solids; extended reusability of the formula; improved gold electrowinning characteristics; improved base level economics; and reduced environmental footprint.
The company has hired Sarah Heath as the manager of human resources, health and safety to facilitate the expansion and transition into a fully operational organization.
"Sarah brings multiple years of experience in these functions and will assist with the progression of the Mineworx/EnviroLeach JV as it moves into commercial production," said the Mineworx press release.
Mineworx has positioned itself for growth through partnerships with advanced mining and E-Waste opportunities utilizing its proprietary and patent pending extraction technologies, said the press release. "These innovations will increase and enhance business opportunities by deploying cost effective, environmentally friendly extractive metallurgy solutions."
For its part, EnviroLeach said it has completed several lab to pilot scale and full-scale tests to confirm the results of its modifications on various low to mid-grade circuit boards with positive results overall recoveries of 91%.
"The results of the bulk testing indicate that the gold (Au) is almost evenly distributed between both the heavy (56%) and light fractions (44%) with all other metals predominantly reporting to the heavy (Concentrate) fraction," said the press release.
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