Itronics President, Dr. Whitney, Invited Guest at Comstock Mining Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Tuesday, 12. June 2018 13:45

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. John W. Whitney, President of Itronics (OTC:ITRO) recently attended the Comstock Mining Inc. (NYSE American:LODE) Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Mr. Corrado De Gasperis, Executive Chairman and CEO of Comstock stated, “We have expanded our mining properties, with a leading water and entitlement position, all for profitable growth.  We have also become a priority destination for renewable, clean technologies.”

Comstock has been collaborating with Itronics, which reported positive results from initial testing of its KAM-Thio, clean processing technology, on Comstock’s mineralized material.  KAM-Thio leaching test results, performed at independent metallurgical labs, demonstrated that the residual silver, gold, base metals, and cyanide can still be recovered from previously leached material, creating a potentially efficient and environmentally attractive process. The metals were recovered while the new KAM-Thio residual solution was substantially regenerating during the extraction process, thereby reducing the net consumption of the materials, and creating a potentially compelling economic solution.  

Test results also showed that the cyanide residual in the cyanide leached material was removed by the new leaching process, to a level lower than the drinking water standards. These results could dramatically reduce reclamation costs and associated bonding, while adding the prospect of reuse of the material for mine reclamation purposes. All tests and results were performed with independent, metallurgical laboratories.

Mr. De Gasperis stated, “We now know that we can recover substantially all of the residual silver, gold and base metals while neutralizing the cyanide. The results are very positive and justify continued feasibility work for assessing process economics. If this technology can efficiently recover these materials, then it could become a substitute for the use of cyanide, and significantly change the permitting, reclamation and processing cost profile for these types of mining projects.  We want to thank Itronics’ Dr. Whitney for attending the Comstock Annual Meeting and speaking directly to our shareholders about these exciting possibilities.” 

About Itronics
Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, Itronics Inc. is a “Creative Green Technology” Company which produces GOLD’n GRO specialty liquid fertilizers, silver bullion, and silver-bearing glass. The Company’s goal is to achieve profitable green technology driven organic growth in specialty GOLD’n GRO fertilizers, silver, zinc, and minerals.  The Company’s technologies maximize the recovery and uses of metals and minerals and by doing this maximize sustainability.

Through its subsidiary, Itronics Metallurgical, Inc., Itronics is the only company with a fully permitted “Beneficial Use Photochemical, Silver, and Water Recycling” plant in the United States that converts 100 percent of the spent photoliquids into GOLD’n GRO liquid fertilizers, silver bullion, and silver bearing glass. This is internationally recognized award winning “Zero Waste” Technology.  The Company is developing a portfolio of environmentally beneficial “Zero waste” processing and mining technologies.  Itronics has received numerous domestic and international awards that recognize its ability to successfully use chemical science and engineering to create and implement new environmentally green recycling and fertilizer technologies.

The Company's environmentally friendly award winning GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizers, which are extensively used in agriculture, can be used for lawns and houseplants, and are available at the Company's "e-store" on Amazon.Com. Due to expanded retail customer interest, GOLD'n GRO fertilizer may now be purchased in Reno, Nevada at the "Buy Nevada First Gift Shop" at 4001 S. Virginia St.

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