Sama Resources Inc.

Sama Resources Inc.

March 07, 2011 07:00 ET

Sama Resources Announces Results of Enhanced Metallurgical Testing at its Samapleu Nickel-Copper Project


- Increased nickel recovery from 70% to 74% and copper recovery from 86% to 89%.

- An 18.5 % nickel + copper concentrate has been obtained in the tests.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Sama Resources Inc. ("Sama" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SME) is pleased to announce that the results of the latest round of metallurgical locked cycle testing on its poly-metallic Samapleu Project in Côte d'Ivoire returned results superior to results reported in early January 2011. A nickel and copper combined concentrate grading of 18.5% has also been produced with higher nickel and copper recoveries.

"These results demonstrate that Sama can produce a good metallurgical grade of concentrated, high nickel and copper recoveries. This is an important milestone in the development of Samapleu. These results, together with additional drilling data, encourages Sama to plan initiating before the end of 2011 a scoping study on the viability of an open-pit mining operation at the Samapleu Project," stated Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, President and CEO of the Company.

Metallurgical testing was conducted by Société Générale de Surveillance ("SGS") of Vancouver, BC, under the supervision of Blue Coast Metallurgy Ltd. of Nanaimo, BC. Metallurgical test work at SGS was performed on two mineralized blends: a high-grade blend grading of 1.71% nickel and 1.71% copper ("Comp 1") and a 'production' blend grading of 0.53% nickel and 0.52% copper ("Comp 2").

A recent locked cycle test on the Comp 2 blend returned an 18.5% nickel plus copper grade of concentrate, with nickel and copper recoveries of 74% and 89%, respectively. Cobalt recovery was 71%.

The test results confirm earlier predictions gleaned from quantitative mineralogical analyses that Samapleu material is quite favourable for treatment by milling and flotation processes, indicating a potentially simplified flow sheet yielding good sulphide minerals of a relatively coarse grind.

The Samapleu Project is a joint venture among the Company's 100% owned subsidiary SAMA Nickel Corporation (66â…”%) and SODEMI (33â…“%).

This News Release was prepared by Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, P.Geo., President and CEO of Sama Resources Inc. and by Dr Phillip Mackey, P.Eng., a metallurgical consultant, both acting as Qualified Persons under National Instrument 43-101.

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