Two metallurgical tests have been completed on the Imwelo ore. One test was on fresh ore, the other one on weathered ore. These returned recoveries of 90% and 88% respectively. Approximately half of the gold product is liberated from the gravity circuit, the other half from the CIL circuit. The processing plant has been designed based on these metallurgical tests. Discussions have been underway with a plant manufacturer for the Imwelo facility.

A third Metallurgical test is currently underway as at February 2017.

Once the final funding is in place the processing facility will be ordered. This will take 10 months to manufacture, relocate, build and commission.