Pan Global Resources Inc. (PGZ:TSXV;PGZFF:OTCMKTS) had metallurgical testing of material from its Escacena project in Spain's Iberian pyrite belt, and preliminary results are positive, reported Echelon Capital Markets analyst Ryan Walker in an April 11 research note.
"We contend that today's metallurgical test results further demonstrate the potential 'off-the-shelf' development characteristics of the Escacena project," Walker wrote.
Compelling Return on Investment
Also of note, the metals exploration offers investors significant potential return. The gap between the current price of the stock, about CA$0.345 per share, and Echelon's target price on it, CA$1.30 per share, implies a 277% potential gain. Pan Global, headquartered in British Columbia, is a Speculative Buy.
"We view the significant ongoing exploration and drill program at Escacena as a potentially transformational milestone for Pan Global as it carries the potential for the discovery of multiple La Romana-like targets on numerous large gravity anomalies on the large land package," Walker commented.
New Metallurgical Data
The copper material tested was from the main La Romana zone at Escacena and graded 0.39%, Walker relayed and summarized the metallurgical results.
Two locked cycle flotation bench-scale tests yielded high copper recoveries and high-grade concentrates. On one, 86.4% of copper was recovered, and the grade of concentrate produced was 28.5%. On the second test, copper recovery was 89.5%, and the concentrate grade was 23.8%.
"The results suggest amenability to a vanilla processing flowsheet," noted Walker. "Importantly, the tests also suggest the potential for a relatively coarse primary grind size, meaning lower energy requirements for crushing and grinding and better flotation characteristics (recovery and concentrate grade)."
Test data also indicated that potential exists for credits from silver as a byproduct.
Metallurgical testing of tin material from Escacena is underway. Plans also call for variability testing on material from different locations and with a range of copper and tin grades.
Catalysts on Horizon
Walker noted four upcoming events that could boost Pan Global's stock price. Drill results are expected, at different times, from three programs: La Romana (10 holes), Romana Deep (three holes) and Zarcita (22 holes).
Also anticipated is announcement of the outcome from various discussions with local landowners about accessing "potential near-surface (and undrilled) extensions of the La Romana mineralization along strike to the west and east," wrote Walker.
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