SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc., (OTCQB: ECPN) announced today that it has completed several objectives that will poise the Company for production, sales, and anticipated profitability early in the new year. Key initiatives have included continued engagement with the U.S. Forest Service related to conditions of Right of Way use and the proactive shipment of ore to China for a quality check of the new pilot plant processing equipment.
In related news, the Company announced that its pilot ore-processing plant is expected to be in full production as soon as the new equipment arrives on site and is operational. The Company has in hand the manifest for the shipping of the machine, on December 31, 2016, and it is expected to arrive in the United States in the third week of January where it must clear Customs prior to delivery to the plant site. Plumbing and wiring for the installation will begin next week.
The Company anticipates that the equipment will be operational within weeks of installation at the plant site and full production is expected to be realized thereafter.
In preparation for processing a saleable ore product, the Company shipped 20 tons of highly refined El Capitan concentrates to China to verify the effectiveness of the new processing equipment. It was management’s decision to use concentrates for this purpose to assure that, when the machine arrived, it would be ready to produce saleable product.
About El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc.:
El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. is a mining company based in Scottsdale, Arizona that is principally engaged in the mining of precious metals and other minerals. The Company’s primary asset is its wholly owned subsidiary El Capitan, Ltd., an Arizona corporation, which holds the 100% equity interest in the El Capitan property located near Capitan, New Mexico. www.elcapitanpmi.com
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