MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2016) - Maurice Giroux, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stellar AfricaGold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SPX) ("Stellar" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that in the preparation for the processing of the 15,000 tons bulk sample as announced on July 7th 2016, the Company has hired B.E.G.I.E SARL, (Bureau D'Etudes Guineen De L'ingenierie et de L'environnement SARL) to conduct a Social and Environmental Impact Study, which is a pre-requisite for Stellar Guinean subsidiary to be granted a Semi-Industrial exploitation Licence that is necessary to run the 15,000 tons bulk sample announced earlier. The Guinea Environment and Mining Code requires the realization of an environmental and social impact study for all mining projects to estimate the work effects on the ecological balance and on the quality of life of the neighboring populations as well as, if necessary, propose some measures to mitigate negative effects.
The primary objective of the bulk sample program is to investigate the amenability of the B3 oxide ore to gold extraction using gravity separation as the sole means of gold recovery. Gravity separation is the most environmental friendly gold extraction method as no chemical are used throughout the entire process. It is also the most economical solution for processing of surface oxide gold deposits. A 72 kilogram representative sample of the B3 gold zone is currently at SGS South Africa facilities for some laboratory test work. The test results will bring a relative comfort in regards to the head grade of B3 oxide ore and will provide final parameters to finalize the conception of the gold recovery Pilot Plant in China.
Stellar has retained the expertise of the XKJ SOLUTION, a branch of Henan Xingyank Mining Machinery Manufactory of China for the conception of a 15-25 tons per hour Pilot Plant to process the bulk sample. The fine tuning of the pilot plant before will be done accordingly to the results of the ore characterisation test by SGS Laboratory of South Africa.
ABOUT STELLAR AFRICAGOLD INC.
Stellar AfricaGold Inc. is a Canadian mine exploration Company based in Montreal, Quebec, with operations concentrated mainly in West Africa and in Quebec.
The Company is currently developing the promising gold potential of the Balandougou project in Guinea, which is at an advanced exploration stage, as well as the Namarana project in Mali.
In Quebec, the Company owns 100% of the Opawica, Eastmain Belt North and South and Terrax Option, all in the Chibougamau and James Bay area.
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