- Erris Resources said it had recorded positive results from preliminary metallurgical test work at the Abbeytown mine project in County Sligo, Ireland.

Studies indicated that production of a good quality, saleable concentrate could be achieved, the company said.

High silver credits were identified with 448 parts per million of silver in the lead concentrate and 340ppm in the zinc concentrate, with no significant deleterious elements.

'The results of the preliminary metallurgical study at Abbeytown are very positive and show that good quality lead and zinc concentrates can be produced using a standard flotation process,' chief executive Anton du Plessis said.

'Furthermore, the recoveries are excellent, the concentrate is clean with respect to penalty elements and the grindability characteristics of the mineralised sample are positive.'

'The results further reinforce our confidence in the economic potential of the Abbeytown project.'

At 2:42pm: [LON:ERIS] Erris Resources Plc share price was +0.45p at 5.65p

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