RSM: PROGRESS AT THE GOLDWEDGE PROJECT TO INCLUDE POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT SURFACE CORE DRILLING RESULTS AND DRILLING TO COMMENCE ON THE RAILROAD COPPER PROSPECT, ELKO COUNTY, NEVADA
Royal Standard Minerals Inc.'s Goldwedge project plant operations have been going through the normal start-up issues over the past two months with daily throughput of gold mineralized material to include very common slurry pump shutdowns and cleanouts of one of 10 high-volume slurry pumps that transport mill feed, gold concentrates and waste products within the plant. This is due to irregular water and feed material to a particular point in the system. Improvements are occurring daily with more continuous usage of the plant and maintaining longer periods of uniform throughput. The company is continuing with the lower grade feed material until all of the issues are reduced to low impact levels to facilitate continuous plant operations. This work also includes a series of small gold pours in order to test the entire system from mine feed to on-site pouring of dore. This work is part of the process toward evaluating the overall feasibility of the project that to this point continues to be favourable, according to Roland M. Larsen, qualified person.