Kootenay reports metallurgical testing on La Cigarra deposit returns enhanced silver recoveries utilizing SILVOX process


VANCOUVER, Jan. 22, 2017 /CNW/ – Kootenay Silver Inc.  (TSXV: KTN) (the “Company” or “Kootenay”) is pleased to report results from preliminary metallurgical testing on its La Cigarra Silver Project in Chihuahua State, Mexico, applying the proprietary Silvox Technologies Inc. (“SILVOX”) process which indicates a marked improvement in cyanide leaching for silver recoveries versus industry standard leaching processes previously applied to the deposit.

James McDonald, P.Geo, President and CEO stated, “Although additional metallurgical testing using standard and SILVOX processes will be required to further assess silver recoveries, results from preliminary testing utilizing the SILVOX process are highly encouraging. The ability to achieve enhanced silver recoveries could have a profound impact on the economic viability of La Cigarra and its potential near-term development as a low-cost, open-pit heap leach operation. Further detailed metallurgical testing using standard and SILVOX processes is expected to be completed in the near future”.


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