Ressources Minières Pro-Or Inc.

Ressources Minières Pro-Or Inc.

August 12, 2005 11:53 ET

Pro-Or's Pilot Plant, A Success

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 12, 2005) - Ressources Minieres Pro-Or inc. (TSX VENTURE:POI), wishes to announce that the metallurgical and break-even analysis tests realized at its St-Augustin's pilot plant, on its two patented processes : "A PROCESS FOR INCREASING THE CHROME TO IRON RATIO OF CHROMITES PRODUCTS" and "A PROCESS FOR RECOVERING PLATINUM GROUP METALS FROM ORES AND CONCENTRATES", were successfully completed and confirm their commercial potential.

In light of these successful results Pro-Or's management will pursue more actively its business development plan in three priority areas:

Pro-Or's involvement in the recycling of Platinum Group
Metals(PGM)-rich concentrates originating from various sources, as
well as using it for raw refractory ore treatment. The Company is
currently analysing a proposal from an engineering firm to proceed
with the design plans and costing of a MGP extraction treatment
plant. Simultaneously, it is actively negotiating strategic

The development and future production start-up of its Menarik-
James Bay Chromite ore body. The recently concluded treatment tests
at the pilot plant confirmed the effectiveness of the Chromite
enrichment process. Pro-Or is continuing its discussions with
potential users of Upgraded Chromite ('UGC').

The marketing of Pro-Or's two patented technologies to potential
licensed users. It is actively pursuing its discussions with priority
multinational users which should lead to technology licensing

The two recently concluded drilling campaigns on the Menarik-James Bay ore body (Dec. 2004 and Mar. 2005) successfully confirmed lateral and vertical extensions to the 7 drilled targets (the property counts 37 such high grade targets). The geologist's reports should be available soon and results to be published as soon as they are received.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Ressources Minieres Pro-Or Inc.
    Pierre Gevry
    (514) 849-7336
    (514) 849-9260 (FAX)