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Mwana Africa unveils lab test results for Zimbabwe gold mine

AIM-listed mining company Mwana Africa has unveiled findings from a laboratory test conducted at its Freda Rebecca Gold Mine in Zimbabwe, revealing the presence of gold.

AIM-listed mining company Mwana Africa has unveiled findings from a laboratory test conducted at its Freda Rebecca Gold Mine in Zimbabwe, revealing the presence of gold.

The company, which commenced testwork in the mine during May 2012, reported that gold grades on the samples received ranged between 0.40 and 0.83 grammes per tonne.

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Conventional cyanidation based on carbon-in-leach (CIL) process gave the highest metallurgical recoveries and a 64.3% gold recovery rate was recorded.

The company stated that construction of a pilot plan to validate the laboratory test results had commenced.

Kalaa Mpinga, Chief Executive Officer of Mwana, said: "The initial results from the test work on the tailings at Freda Rebecca are encouraging. Should the results from the pilot plant prove that retreatment of the tailings is viable, a full scale tailings retreatment plant has the potential to contribute significantly to annual gold production at Freda Rebecca."

Mwana Africa is a pan-African, multi-commodity resources company. Its principal operations and exploration activities cover gold, nickel and other base metals.

The company's share price was up 5.79% to 6.30p at 14:09 on Monday.

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