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:: Inspectorate to Offer SAGDesign Comminution Testing to Western Canadian Mining Companies

John Starkey, President and Owner of Starkey & Associates Inc. and Michael Redfearn, Director Metallurgical Services of Inspectorate are pleased to announce the agreement to provide SAGDesign comminution testing to Western Canada. John Starkey confirms that adding laboratory resources to the Western Canadian marketplace will speed up turnaround time and allow our clients to directly observe the test work in progress.

The test equipment will be completed and shipped within the next two months from Starkey & Associates and Inspectorate will be able to immediately offer SAGDesign testing to clients. Michael Redfearn stated that "Offering the SAGDesign testing procedure will benefit Western mining companies while expanding Inspectorate's comminution testing capabilities."

John Starkey welcomes Inspectorate to the SAGDesign Consulting Group because they are a forward looking reliable partner prepared to work with us in the growth of accurate SAG mill testing and design services.

About Starkey & Associates SAGDesign Testing:

Starkey & Associate Inc. offers Professional Engineering Services as well as the Mineral Processing Industry's most accurate and cost effective technology for designing SAG and AG mills. Now in its seventh year, the patented SAGDesign test is combined with supervised sample selection to measure the total required grinding energy to meet our client's throughput criteria prior to the bankable feasibility study phase for any project. With 336 tests completed on 63 projects to date, this grinding mill design technology has been utilized by junior and major mining companies world-wide to quickly define grinding requirements for future mill procurement and production forecasting. This design technology is universal to any SAG or AG mill and provides the basis for one major manufacturer to guarantee performance in mills supplied by them, when designed by Starkey & Associates using SAGDesign technology protocols.

About Inspectorate:

Inspectorate America Corporation's PRA Metallurgical Division provides complete mineral processing, hydrometallurgical and environmental testing, along with full petrographic and analytical services. Serving the mining industry since 1992, they have completed more than 1500 projects for clients world wide. The laboratories are fully equipped to handle all metallurgical investigations from initial studies through bankable pilot plant, feasibility and mill circuit design.




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