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:: Endeavour Mining Reports Tabakoto Mill Expansion Achieves Design Capacity
Endeavour Mining Corporation has announced that the expanded mill at the Tabakoto Gold Mine is now operating at design capacity with June throughput expected to average 4,000 tpd. The expansion and ramp-up have been completed on time and, over the last 10 days, the mill throughput has ranged between 4,300 and 4,600 tpd.
Neil Woodyer, CEO, stated "We are very pleased to have completed the mill expansion on plan and on budget. The mill is meeting our expectations, which include increasing our gold production while reducing our unit operating costs. The expanded Tabakoto operation is now producing gold at a rate of approximately 150,000 ozs per year."
The mill expansion has increased capacity from 2,000 tpd to 4,000 tpd and included addition of a SAG mill, additional CIL tanks, an additional thickener, a new gravity tower, an in-line leach reactor and a new gold room. Feed to the mill during 2013 is approximately 50/50 from the Djambaye open pit and the Tabakoto underground mine. Development of a second underground mine at the Segala deposit is proceeding well toward production in early 2014. Development has reached 670 metres from the portal.
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