Alexander Mining plc

April 11, 2012 06:30 ET

Alexander Mining plc-Favourable AmmLeach® Amenability Testwork Results for Altona Mining Limited

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 11, 2012) - Alexander Mining plc ('Alexander' or the 'Company') (TSX VENTURE:AXD)(AIM:AXM)

Good Progress with Testwork for Altona Mining

Alexander is pleased to report favourable AmmLeach® amenability testwork results for the recovery of copper from samples provided by Altona Mining Limited ("Altona") from its Blackard deposit, forming part of the Roseby Project in northwest Queensland, Australia.

On 19 December last year, it was announced that Alexander would conduct AmmLeach® amenability testwork for the recovery of copper from the oxide ore zone at Altona's Little Eva deposit, also part of the Roseby Project. Subsequently, the scope of this work was expanded to include representative samples from the nearby Blackard deposit. To date, four samples have been selected by Altona to be tested from different mineralisation zones at Blackard (3) and Little Eva (1).

The Blackard deposit currently has a resource of 46.3Mt at 0.63% copper (291,000t contained copper), of which a significant portion (approximately 60%) is in what is called the native copper mineralisation zone, which is below the oxide ore zone. AmmLeach® results for the various mineralisation zones showed that the material from this zone was the most amenable, with highly encouraging copper recoveries into solution of more than 80%.

Alexander and Altona are now discussing the recommended next stage of testwork for this zone. Further announcements will be made in due course.

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