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Sama Resources (TSXV:SME) has reported that that metallurgical testwork on graphite from its Lola project in Guinea, West Africa, has increased the graphite content of all flake categories to more than 99 percent.

Sama Resources (TSXV:SME) has reported that that metallurgical testwork on graphite from its Lola project in Guinea, West Africa, has increased the graphite content of all flake categories to more than 99 percent.

As quoted in the press release:

As in the maiden metallurgical tests (reference Sama’s press release dated July 8, 2014), the graphite recovery was high with the second tests returning a global recovery of 94% of graphite, while producing a graphite concentrate comprising 78% of large and jumbo size flakes (reference: Table 1). Petrological investigations showed that muscovite and other silicate minerals remained attached to graphite flakes, hence affecting the purity of the flotation/gravity concentrate. Washing the graphite concentrate in a solution of sulphuric and hydrofluoric acids selectively leached and removed muscovite and silicate minerals returning jumbo, large, medium and small flake concentrates assaying 99.1% Cg, 99.2% Cg, 99.6% Cg and 100% Cg, respectively.

Sama Resources president and CEO, Dr. Marc‑Antoine Audet, said:

We are very pleased with the results of these second metallurgical tests, which confirm the high value of the concentrate. These results speak to the enormous potential of the Lola Graphite Project, which covers an area of over 8.7 kilometers (“km”) long by 300 meters (“m”) wide at surface, potentially up to 1,000 mwide. Graphite flakes are free within the first 20 m or so of the deposit, it is well weathered or laterized, thereby allowing for easy grinding and optimal recovery of all large and jumbo flakes.

Click here to read the Sama Resources (TSXV:SME) press release

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