ASX-listed phosphate exploration and development company Celamin has confirmed potential for high-grade phosphate processing following test-work at the company’s Chaketma project in Tunisia.

Processing test-work has confirmed the Chaketma Phosphate Project’s potential to produce a saleable high-grade concentrate, and test-work on composite samples from the Kef El Louz prospect completed at three different laboratories has replicated these results.

The results validate that the proposed process as robust and repeatable. The test-work results and results from the project’s Scoping Study (completed in August 2012) confirm its strong potential for eventual economic extraction.

Further optimisation work will now be undertaken as part of the project’s Bankable Feasibility Study, due to commence in the near future.

Chaketma comprises six prospects over a total area of 56 km2. Celamin holds the Chaketma Phosphate Permit with its Tunisian partner Tunisian Mining Services (TMS) and is focused on completing a Definitive Feasibility Study at the Chaketma Project as its next stage in the project’s development.

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