Temex contracts Knight Piesold for environmental studies on silver recovery project
TORONTO, ONT-Temex Resources has engaged the consulting engineering firm Knight Piesold to conduct environmental and related studies on the Gowganda silver project. The project, 100% owned by Temex, is located three kilometres northeast of Gowganda, in northeastern Ontario and offers revenue-generating potential through the recovery of silver by reprocessing tailings deposits. These deposits were left over from the from the Miller Lake O'Brien silver mine, which produced 40.7 million ounces of high-grade silver between 1910 and 1972. As a result, the site has excellent infrastructure in place. During August, Knight Piesold initiated environmental baseline studies, permitting assistance and engineering support for the project. Further work to be done by the firm will include groundwater monitoring; surface and groundwater quality and surface water flow monitoring; characterization of any potential waste materials; fisheries, benthics and sediment studies; vegetation studies; meteorological studies; development of a closure plan; engineering assistance for both water and tailings management; permitting assistance; and public consultations. The initial studies, with reported results relevant to advanced exploration, are expected to be completed and filed with the regulatory bodies by late October 2006. The advanced exploration phase includes confirmation drilling on the tailings, metallurgical and recovery test work, and, the installation of a pilot-scale processing plant and associated infrastructure. More information is available on the Temex Web site, www.temexcorp.com, or from president and CEO Ian Campbell at 416/862-2246.