Arianne Phosphate (TSXV:DAN,FWB:JE9N,OTCBB: DRRSF) announced that initial results from its process optimization tests have resulted in savings in production costs of its phosphate concentrate. The tests were designed in order to optimize the process flow sheet for the deposit’s different lithologies, to optimize reagent use and consumption and to improve concentrate quality.

As quoted in the press release:

The tests, conducted on a bulk sample of 120 tonnes of ore, produced very strong results on the various lithologies of the deposit, on both laboratory and pilot plant scales. The optimized process flow sheet readily produces a high quality concentrate, containing very low contaminants, with all testing campaigns to date producing P2O5 recoveries in the 87 – 90% range. The P2O5 grade is also higher than in previous tests, some tests achieved a P2O5concentration of up to 40% as compared to 38.6% in the 2013 test campaign which formed the basis for Arianne’s Lac à Paul project FS in October 2013.

Arianne CEO, Brian Kenny, said:

These results confirm the robustness of our optimized process design and an improvement to the already very high quality of the finished concentrate product. The elimination of reagents used in previous tests will now have a significant effect on our economics, enabling us to improve our operating costs and reduce the project’s environmental impact. It’s a win-win; a better product at a lower cost with less environmental impact. This news coupled with our increasing resource, as announced last week, makes this project even bigger and better than where it stood last October after the release of our very positive BFS.

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