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Testwork at Orion's Prieska project sets stage for next phase

Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online
JSE-listed minerals explorer Orion Minerals on Wednesday said detailed metallurgical test work will be conducted at its Prieska zinc/copper project, using 1 583 kg of diamond drill core samples obtained from mineralised intersections in 21 holes drilled across the mineralised zones of the deposit targeted for mining. The company noted that its +105 Level Target was now being considered for mining by openpit methods, while the deep sulphide target was being assessed for extraction by underground mining methods using the significant underground infrastructure, such as shafts and declines, remaining from the historic mine.

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