Integra Gold Corp. (TSXV:ICG) announced that it is conducting preliminary metallurgical studies on mineralized material from its Lamaque Gold Project in Val d’Or.

As quoted in the press release:

A total of 6 composites, each consisting of up to 25 individual core samples, were prepared. Three of the composites are from the Southern Cluster (No. 4 Plug and Triangle Zone) and 3 from the North Cluster (Forestel and Parallel Zones). The weighted average grade of the three composites from each clusters are approximately 3 grams per tonne gold (“g/t Au”), 6 g/t Au, and 15 g/t Au. The sample grades represent, respectively, the estimated cutoff grade, the regional average deposit grade, and the higher grade mineralization. The metallurgical work will include at minimum; grind optimization, mineralogical evaluation, gravity separation, cyanide leach, and possibly flotation testing.

Integra’s President and CEO, Stephen de Jong, said:

Metallurgical testing is another step forward as we continue to aggressively advance and de-risk the Lamaque Gold Project. The Company’s next major milestone is an updated resource estimate, expected to be completed in Q2, which will be followed by a PEA. The majority of other studies to be incorporated into the PEA are either underway or set to commence shortly, including an environmental baseline study, a gap analysis, study of operating milling facilities in the area, and preliminary geotechnical studies.

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