Internacional (Marketwired, 13 de Agosto de 2013) Tara Minerals Corp. (OTCQB: TARM) (BERLIN: 6T3) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Rock Solid Investments, an independent mill owner and operator, to process the gold ore recovered from Tara's Ponderosa project. Rock Solid owns a fully operational mill located in Denio, Humboldt County Nevada, capable of processing Tara's ore for the purpose of recovering precious metals and producing saleable concentrates.A recent 3.5 tonne sample from the outcrop portion of the Black Diamond Vein was assayed by three independent labs. The head grade assay from this part of the vein consistently returned 0.77 oz/t gold and 1+ oz/t silver. Flotation and concentrate ICP testing of this material is currently in progress with an independent third party certified lab. Tara is working with Rock Solid and other consultants to optimize the recovery process and install any additional processing equipment. Tara will pay Rock Solid a flat processing fee and has incentives in place for the mill operator to increase recovery rates.
Mr. Tom Claridge, Senior Mining and Plant Engineer, stated, "Our plan is to mine the surface outcrops while we drill and delineate the underground extensions. Outsourcing the processing at this time allows us to focus on defining the resource for underground development. To date, the veins have been easy to follow on the surface, have the potential for large tonnage, and are showing consistent grades. We are also well advanced in our mine permitting process and have community support for the project. As an example of the potential for this mining district, Midas Gold Corp. to the south recently attracted investments of $15 million from Franco-Nevada Corporation and $9.8 million from Teck Resources Limited."
The Ponderosa Project consists of 6,721 acres of both patented and unpatented mining claims in central Idaho, USA. The optioned claims include previously mined veins with historic sampling of the exposed outcrops averaging 0.5 oz/t gold.
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