Premier African Minerals updates on RHA tungsten project

Premier African Minerals Limited has released an update on its 49% owned RHA tungsten project located in Zimbabwe.

The RHA process plant modifications, designed to improve on efficiency of the crushing circuits were installed and operational benefits of the plant have been confirmed. The plantís through-put has improved significantly.

Premier African Minerals Limitedís loans to RHA have been registered with the Zimbabwe Reserve Bank and foreign exchange approvals have been granted for the repatriation of debt payment from Zimbabwe to Premier African Minerals.

George Roach, Chief Executive Officer of Premier African Minerals, commented, "I am pleased to report that the RHA process plant modifications notified in our announcement published on 8 July 2015 have now been installed. This successful installation was completed simultaneously with a replacement of the tailings discharge system. The replacement of this element of the process plant became necessary due to design deficiencies only understood when production increased to the design throughput of the plant (of not less than 16 tons per hour of resource grade ore, a mean  diluted feed grade target of 0.8 per cent. contained WO3 and target production of 5,800 mtu per month). The modified plant now accepts the design tonnage into the recovery circuits. Fine tuning and optimisation is continuing, both as we explore the upper tonnage limits of the plant in excess of 16 tons per hour and seek to achieve consistent material flow through the recovery circuits. We expect that as and when concentrate production reaches the design output of the plant, RHA will operate profitably."

Premier African Minerals Limited is an LSE listed multi-commodity mining and resource development company focused on Southern and Western Africa.