Inca One Gold Corp. (TSXV:IO) announced it has began production at its Chala One gold-bearing ore processing facility in Peru effective February 1, 2015.
Inca One Gold Corp. (TSXV:IO) announced it has began production at its Chala One gold-bearing ore processing facility in Peru effective February 1, 2015. The news came after management conducted an assessment of commercial production indicators, which included key parameters being met.
Key parameters include:
- all major and auxiliary processing circuits were fully operational including ball mill, crushing, and leaching circuits, and related facilities in place;
- average production throughput at the plant since February 1, 2015 has been in excess of 50 tonnes per day (“TPD”) with overall production now ramping up to the full 100 TPD capacity;
- and a reasonable testing and commissioning period has completed.
As quoted in the press release:
The Chala Plant now constitutes a full service 100 TPD capacity facility, with weighing, sampling, and metallurgical test facilities all on site along with crushing, grinding and carbon leaching circuits, as well as full material handling and tailings disposal facilities. This enables the Company to receive and fully process gold-bearing ore from legal small scale miners and produce loaded carbon for smelting and recovery of gold and silver off site.
Edward Kelly, president and CEO of Inca One, commented:
We are pleased to report the achievement of commercial production on schedule as well as the solid performance of our mill facilities and our personnel during the start up phase of our operations. We look forward to continued progress in our activities and to processing consistently at full capacity, focusing on efficiency in recoveries and costs, while we also continue to increase the quality and grade of our ore supply and the entire customer experience. We look forward to a very successful year at Chala One.