Avanco Announces Antas Copper Mine Development Update

- February 23rd, 2016

Avanco Resources Limited (ASX:AVB) announced that activities at the Antas Copper Mine continue on schedule and within budget.

Avanco Resources Limited (ASX:AVB) announced that activities at the Antas Copper Mine continue on schedule and within budget.
Progress has been captured in the latest drone movie:
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As quoted in the press release:

Highlights:

  • Operational readiness is well advanced – mine and plant crews on 24 hour operation
  • The mine operations are performing well with ~52,000t of ore grading ~2.1% Copper and 0.7gpt gold extracted from the pit
  • Massive chalcopyrite high grade copper ore currently being delivered to the ROM ready for blending
  • 26,000t of ore has been crushed to -20mm and stockpiled ahead of the grinding circuit
  • The Ball Mill electro-mechanicals has been completed
  • Grinding balls have been loaded and the mill operated for approximately four hours
  • Flotation feed stock tank is commissioned, is currently full of slurry and awaiting commencement of flotation
  • Completion of flotation electro-mechanicals likely to occur before month end
  • Wet commissioning of the flotation and thickening units expected to commence early March
  • Metso representative arrives early March to assist in the commissioning of the filter

Commissioning of the fully integrated plant is targeted to begin mid-March with ramp- up thereafter.

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