Mawson West Limited (TSX:MWE) announced that production has ramped up at their Dikulushi copper and silver operation in the DRC.
As quoted in the press release:
During the fourth quarter 2012, production at Dikulushi exceeded internal forecasts for both copper and silver concentrate with 2,766 tonnes Cu and 218,789 oz Ag produced as the Company continues to ramp up production. Mawson West has now successfully completed the transition of the Dikulushi cut back to full scale ore production, representing a significant milestone for both Mawson West and the Dikulushi operation.
Mawson West’s CEO, Bruce McFadzean, said:
The transition to full scale ore production from the Dikulushi cut back represents a significant milestone for Mawson West as we continue to focus on delivering on our targets. We have high-grade ore deposits, a new management team and a compelling opportunity to grow production and mine life at Mawson West. I applaud the efforts of our operating and support teams for reaching this milestone.