For Immediate Release
October 16, 2012
Scottsdale, Arizona – El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. (OTC/BB: ECPN) announced today that the Company has completed a series of tests in Houston, Texas on ultra-concentrated ore procured from 180 tons of material previously concentrated at the El Capitan property, These tests range from 1 pound to 700 pounds of head ore and concentrates.
Chuck Mottley, EPCN CEO, stated: “The results, demonstrated by assay, are as good or better than the previously reported 1.2 OPT gold equivalent achieved in the dore bar sold to Gannon and Scott.”
With the confidence gained from these test runs, it was decided to upgrade the concentration equipment. That equipment upgrade is scheduled to be completed the week of the November 22nd, with production runs commencing immediately thereafter on the concentrates.
The process is expected to run at 2.5 tons per hour and the production on the 180 tons should be complete by the week of November 5th. The “ultra-concentrated” material will be shipped daily to an independent lab for smelting with samples being forwarded to another independent laboratory for assay.
Details of the production runs, including smelt samples and video of the process, will be displayed at the Shareholder’s Informational Meeting in November.
A successful production run will demonstrate a lower-cost method of concentration with less material being presented to the Sundancer Method for smelting. This process is environmentally attractive since it does not require water or chemicals. This cost reduction will improve the overall attractiveness or the property.
John F. Stapleton, Chairman of the El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. Board of Directors, emphasized: “As attractive as this initiative is, it is not in the critical path of selling the property and is not slowing the marketing efforts being conducted.”
About El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc.:
El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. is an exploration stage precious minerals company based in Scottsdale, Arizona that is principally engaged in the exploration of precious metals and other minerals. The Company’s primary asset is its wholly owned subsidiary El Capitan, Ltd., an Arizona corporation, which holds the 100% equity interest in the El Capitan property located near Capitan, New Mexico.
For Further Information Contact:
Tom Nelson, TEN Associates, LLC
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