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MEI Online: General Minerals Engineering: Latest News: March 1st 2002

:: Lakefield and Mountain States to Merge  

Lakefield Research Limited and Mountain States R&D International, Inc. are pleased to announce plans to merge, subject to a satisfactory outcome of customary due diligence and receipt of final approvals. The addition of Mountain States to the Lakefield group of companies adds a vital US component to a truly global testing, research, development and consulting organization. Lakefield will now be able to offer service to clients in the US and Mexico from Mountain States well-equipped facility near Tucson. Clients in the mining, metals and minerals industries will receive an improved level of service and benefit from the increased depth and breadth of technical capability that results from the merger of the two firms.

An independent, privately-owned company, Lakefield Research is recognized world-wide as a premier testing and consulting organization, confirming extraction and processing techniques through bench and pilot plant programs. It has extensive analytical facilities and offers a full range of inorganic and organic assay services, specializing in complex determinations. There are laboratories in Canada, Brazil, Chile, South Africa and Australia.

Mountain States R&D International, Inc. is a well respected testing and consulting organization, operating in the Tucson area since 1972. Dr. Roshan Bhappu, its founder and current President, is recognized internationally for his expertise, particularly in leaching technology. Mountain States, under his leadership, has contributed significantly to the success of the heap or dump leaching operations of clients around the world. The group also has an extensive body of knowledge in in-situ leaching technology. The application of geometallurgy (thorough mineralogical characterization of ores and flotation products) to the design and optimization of flotation circuits is another area of particular strength. Pre-concentration by heavy media separation offers economic benefits in a number of applications, including industrial minerals, gem stones, and recycling. Mountain States has excellent pilot plant scale heavy minerals separation equipment.

Mountain States will be incorporated in Lakefield Research USA, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Lakefield Research Limited. Although final legal agreements may not be in place until later in the year the two companies are currently working together on a number of projects. Dr. Roshan Bhappu will continue to play a major role in this union. We are delighted that he has agreed to join the Lakefield group.

The operations of the two organizations will be integrated. Mountain States will add to the knowledge base and capability available to Lakefield clients worldwide. Mining companies operating in the Southwestern US, Mexico and surrounding areas will benefit from improved access to Lakefields capabilities. Lakefield Research USA will provide local service from its facilities in the Tucson area, and will serve as a gateway through which clients can access the full range of services available from the Lakefield group worldwide.


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Dr. Chris Fleming
Executive Vice President - Technology and Business Development
Lakefield Research Limited
Box 4300, 185 Concession Street
Lakefield, ON, Canada
K0L 2H0
Tel: (705) 652-2000
Fax:(705) 652-6365
Dr. Roshan Bhappu
Mountain States R&D International, Inc.
13801 E Benson Highway
Vail, Arizona USA
Tel:(520) 762 5364
Fax:(520) 762-5717

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