ALL PRODUCTION PROCESSES ACTIVATED: LEACHING BEGINS
We are very pleased to report that we have begun the leaching process for gold and silver recovery. We have two cells currently under the drip lines and the new process has commenced quite smoothly. The crusher is also fully operational and we have crushed, agglomerated and stacked in excess of 70,000 tons of mineralized material on the heap pad.
The leaching process adds cyanide solution to the heap through a network of drip lines. This solution runs continuously, leaching gold and silver from the material stacked on the heap pads, soon to be recovered through the Company's processing facilities!
We have already amassed over 1,750 ounces of recoverable gold and over 15,000 ounces of recoverable silver on the leach pads and we very much look forward to announcing our first pour and revenue in the coming weeks.
The following video captures the current process from delivery at the crusher to irrigation on the heap pad:
Leaching Begins - Sept 12, 2012 - MP4 version for download or iPhone / iPad viewing
These two pictures were taken yesterday and show the irrigation pattern on the heap and the drip system operating:
We look forward to celebrating the first pour in the upcoming weeks!
Corrado De Gasperis
President & CEO
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