Mineweb reported thatÂ Tiger Resources (ASX:TGS), a copper junior based in Australia, has commencedÂ copper cathode production at its stage 2 solvent extraction/electrowinning plant. The plant is part of the Kipoi copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tiger anticipates the plant to reach full production within three months, according to Mineweb.
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Tiger also continues to produce copper concentrate from its Stage 1 heavy media separation (HMS) plant at Kipoi. The HMS plant is targeted to produce 39,000 tonnes of copper in concentrate before ceasing operation as planned early in 2015.
Tiger CEO,Â Brad Marwood, said:
Construction of our SXEW plant at Kipoi commenced in January 2013 so we are delighted that it is in production well ahead of our original start date and anticipate strong operating performance from the plant.Â The start of cathode production has been seven years in the planning, so to achieve an on-time-and-within-budget result is an exceptional performance.Â â€¦Our performance in the DRC reflects the DRC government’s strong commitment to the resource sector.