Arizona Mining Inc.(TSX:AZ) is pleased to announce the results of extensive metallurgical test work on the Taylor zinc-lead-silver sulfide mineralization from its 100%-owned Hermosa Project in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The metallurgical test program was completed by SGS Lakefield’s metallurgical laboratory in Ontario, Canada, using separate lead and zinc flotation circuits.
In summary, the locked cycle tests returned significantly improved zinc and lead recoveries of 92.7% and 95.4%, respectively, compared to 85.5% and 92.9% previously. In addition, the testing achieved a silver recovery of 92.4% compared to 91% previously, with 69.3% reporting to the lead concentrate and 23.2% reporting to the zinc concentrate, and expected to be payable in both concentrates. The achieved grade for the zinc concentrate was 56.1% and contained approximately 331 grams per tonne (“g/t”) silver. Grade for the lead concentrate was 69.7%, and contained approximately 1,072 g/t silver.