BacTech and Pala Sign a Term Sheet to Pursue the Development of Tailing Projects
Monday, Dec 22, 2014
BacTech Environmental Corporation  is pleased to announce that it has signed a term sheet with Pala Investments Limited (“Pala”) to pursue the development of tailing projects using its proprietary bioleaching technology.

BacTech has identified a pipeline of tailing projects that can benefit from the Company’s strong metallurgical capabilities and proven proprietary bioleaching technology. BacTech’s targeted tailing projects will have low capital requirements and are relatively quick to bring to production. The first project of that pipeline is the Telamayu tailings reclamation project in Bolivia (“Telamayu”). Telamayu consists of two separate tailings areas (Antigua and Nuevo) earmarked for remediation and is the result of many years of toll treating ores from four regional mines.

The term sheet contemplates a senior debt facility of up to US$10M to finance 100% of the capital requirements of bringing Telamayu into production. BacTech plans to conduct two drilling programs at Telamayu; firstly, a more detailed evaluation of the Antigua tailings to optimize the design of the processing plant; and secondly, to confirm the resource of the Nuevo tailings. Upon satisfactory results from the drilling programs, BacTech intends to build a 500 tpd gravity-flotation processing plant that will produce a copper cement concentrate and a silver concentrate.

Ross Orr, President and CEO of BacTech stated; “We are very pleased to be working with Pala to develop tailing projects and hope to advance Telamayu quickly, moving BacTech to a positive cash flow position, which is very important in these challenging markets.”

BacTech Profile

BacTech Environmental Corporation holds the perpetual, exclusive, royalty-free rights to use the patented BACOX bioleaching technology for the reclamation of tailings and mining waste materials. The Company’s principle focus is a high-grade silver/copper tailings project called Telamayu located in Atocha, Bolivia in partnership with COMIBOL, the state mining group. The Company continues to field enquiries globally with respect to additional opportunities for remediation including licensing transactions for the technology.

Pala Profile:

Pala Investments is an investment company focused exclusively on the mining sector with a strong track record of successful investments and value creation. Pala’s team has extensive experience within the sector and seeks to assist companies in which it has long-term shareholdings by providing strategic advice and innovative solutions in development, production, turnaround and advanced exploration situations. Pala invests across all geographies and in all mining commodities as well as mining services and consumables. For more information, visit

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