Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX.V: SCZ) (the “Company” or “Santacruz”) reports that a lead thickener and filter press with a 4,000 tpd capacity have been installed, commissioned and are now operating to design specifications at the Veta Grande Mine in Zacatecas, Mexico.
“The installation and commissioning of this equipment is part of our ongoing upgrade of the Veta Grande milling facility,” stated Arturo Préstamo, President and CEO of Santacruz. “As a result metal recoveries are now approximately 70% and 88% for silver and lead respectively reporting to the lead concentrate, with an additional approximate 14% recovery of silver to the zinc concentrate. We anticipate further increases in the silver recovery as we continue to fine-tune the system. Our next step is to begin work on fabricating and installing a zinc thickener and filter press of equal capacity which is scheduled for completion in Q1 2017.”