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Deep-South Resources has commenced metallurgical test work on ore from the Haib Copper Project in Namibia

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Deep-South has provided Mintek with about 1.8 tons of ore sample from a large stockpile, which contained chalcopyrite as the main copper mineral, that was extracted during a previous sampling campaign.

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Company: Deep-South Resources Inc.
Website: http://www.DeepSouthResources.com
Stock Symbol: TSXV:DSM
Date Published: Apr 18, 2019
Transcript: Available

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I’m Samantha Deutscher for Investmentpitch Media

Deep-South Resources Inc. has commenced metallurgical test work on stockpile material from the Haib Copper Project in Namibia.

Deep-South currently holds 100% of the Haib Copper project in Namibia, one of the largest copper porphyry deposits in Africa.

The company’s shares are largely held by Namibian shareholders, with management holding 17% and Teck Resources holding 28%.

Deep-South has provided Mintek with about 1.8 tons of ore sample from a large stockpile, which contained chalcopyrite as the main copper mineral, that was extracted during a previous sampling campaign.

The aim of the program is to test the amenability of the ore to microbially-assisted heap leaching, which will produce data for an eventual commercial pilot heap leach campaign.

Since 2003 heap leaching technologies have evolved substantially.

Codelco has successfully used microbially-assisted heap leaching of copper sulfide ore containing chalcopyrite since 2014 at their Radomiro Tomic mine in Chile.

Other operations in Chile have also piloted microbial-assisted heap leaching of chalcopyrite ores.

Although previous laboratory testworks have demonstrated that bacterial assisted leaching enabled the extraction of high amounts of copper, industrial scale testworks are required to demonstrate the economic viability of the bio assisted leaching technology and determine the optimal operating parameters.

Mintek is South Africa's national mineral research organisation established in 1934 to assist in ensuring sustainable growth in the minerals and metal industries through research, development & innovation.

Mintek's Biotechnology Division has been involved in the development of tank and heap bioleaching technologies for more than 30 years.

The test work program is managed by METS Engineering of Australia.

Established in 1988, METS provides a range of services in the fields of minerals processing, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy, and is the engineering company that produced Deep-South's Preliminary Economic Assessment.

The PEA focuses on 4 extraction options, with the preferred option combining an initial ore sorter upgrade with subsequent heap leaching of the upgraded material.

The shares are trading at $0.10.

For more information, please visit the company’s website, www.DeepSouthResources.com, contact Pierre Leveille, President & CEO, at 819-340-0140, or by email at info@deepsouthresources.com.

Investor Relations is handled by Paradox Public Relations, which can be reached at 514-341-0408.

I’m Samantha Deutscher for Investmentpitch Media