Galena Mining

Abra Mine Reaches Ore

GALENA MINING LTD. (“Galena” or the “Company”) (ASX: G1A) is pleased to announce that the underground development at its Abra Base Metals Mine (“Abra” or the “Project”) has reached the Abra orebody. Commissioning has commenced in several key areas of the processing facility and the Power Station (Pacific Energy) completed full integration of the hybrid gas/solar/battery energy storage system (BESS) power station on 10 November. The project remains on track for first concentrate production in Q1 2023.

Managing Director, Tony James commented, “Reaching first ore underground delivers another significant step in bringing the Abra project on-line. The first cut in the portal was taken in October 2021, and now 2,949m later and 250m below surface we have reached the orebody. Special acknowledgement needs to be given to Byrnecut and the Abra mining team for achieving this milestone, and everyone involved should be very proud of what they have achieved. It’s also important to acknowledge Pacific Energy and the Abra project team for the faultless commissioning of the power station and completing the full integration of the solar system”.

First ore heading underground has been reached on the 1300mRL access drive. Project to date (PTD) underground development to this point in time was 2,949m and first ore is 250m below the surface. Figure 2 below shows the mine development completed to the end of October 2022. The second underground development Jumbo has commenced at Abra in line with multiple headings being established and underground development is expected to increase accordingly. Underground grade control drilling continues and the 6m diameter return airway shaft drilling has been completed in November through to the surface.

On 20 October, the site changed over to mains power station with the commissioning of the Pacific Energy hybrid 10MW gas/solar/BESS power station. On the 10 November the system was fully integrated with the successful integration of the 6MW solar panels. The mine and general site infrastructure is running on mains power and plant commissioning to date includes the energisation of the crushing/screening sections.


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