Adex Mining Inc.

Adex Mining Inc.

April 16, 2008 09:53 ET

Adex Mining Awards Contract To SGS Lakefield Research Europe for Initial Metallurgical Program Designed to Establish Process for Increasing Metal Recoveries at Mount Pleasant

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - Adex Mining Inc. ("Adex" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ADE) is pleased to announce the award to SGS Lakefield Research Europe Ltd. of Cornwall, United Kingdom of a contract for the development of a gravity - flotation separation process for the processing of tungsten, molybdenum, tin and indium at its Mount Pleasant Mine Property ("Mount Pleasant" or the "Property") located in southwestern New Brunswick.

The contract is for the initial bench scale simulation of a gravity - flotation separation process designed to recover tungsten concentrates from the Fire Tower Zone at the Property, which hosts the Tungsten-Molybdenum ore deposits. The test program also includes the development of the process for the production of tin concentrates from the North Zone ore deposits. The gravity - flotation separation process provides the primary separation of tungsten or tin with the co-production, respectively, of molybdenum disulfide concentrate and base metal sulfide concentrate containing high concentrations of indium.

SGS Lakefield Research Europe Ltd., a leading research and metallurgical testing laboratory, has a bench scale/pilot test facility in Cornwall for the simulation and development of the proposed gravity - flotation process. The firm has extensive experience in the processing of ore similar to the ore from the Mount Pleasant ore zones using gravity and flotation separation techniques. Both the Cornish South Crofty tin and Wheal Jane tin and tungsten ore processing plants in the United Kingdom were optimized by the project team at SGS Lakefield Research Europe Ltd.

The proposed multi-stage grind and gravity - flotation process is being tested to define the metallurgical performance of the fully integrated process technology. Pilot test programs prior to the closure of the Mount Pleasant Mine in 1985 and subsequent metallurgical test programs have identified gravity separation as a viable technology to enhance the recovery of tungsten and tin. A fully integrated grinding - gravity - flotation flowsheet has evolved as a result of a detailed assessment of previous operations at Mount Pleasant and extensive process development programs.

The initial bench scale test program to develop the gravity - flotation flowsheet is scheduled for completion before the end of the third quarter of 2008. Based on the metallurgical results of the proposed flowsheet, a continuous pilot scale program is expected to be commenced immediately after the bench scale program.

"The awarding of this contract to SGS Lakefield Research Europe is a significant step in the pathway to defining the optimal production strategies and enhancing the recoveries for the four primary metals, Tungsten, Molybdenum, Tin and Indium, hosted at Mount Pleasant", said Kabir Ahmed, President & CEO of Adex. "We continue to make major progress in advancing the Mount Pleasant project towards economic production."


Adex Mining Inc. is a Canadian junior mining company with an experienced management team. The Company is focused on developing its flagship Mount Pleasant Mine Property, a multi-metal project that is host to promising tungsten-molybdenum and tin-indium-zinc-copper mineralization. Located in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Mount Pleasant is situated approximately 80 kilometres south of Fredericton, the provincial capital, and is 65 kilometres from the United States border. The common shares of Adex trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the stock symbol "ADE".


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