Dynacor Gold Mines Inc. (Dynacor or the Corporation) is pleased to report that the recently permitted (see Press Release dated April 15, 2015) increase of the ore processing capacity of its Metalex (Huanca) plant is underway and the Corporation expects that the 20% capacity upgrade to 300 tpd (102 000 tonnes per year) should be finished during the month of July.
In February 2014, the Corporation announced that it had upgraded the Metalex plant from 230 tpd to 250 tpd (see Press Release dated 24 February 2014). Dynacor is now planning to further increase the ore processing capacity to 300 tpd in one step. In order to successfully carry out this upgrade two (2) key ore processing improvements were necessary:
- Optimization of gold desorption from the activated carbon complex. The Company has already installed new equipment that has led to a faster and more efficient overall process and has removed this production bottleneck.
- Operation at 300 tpd with an optimum gold recovery rate requires two (2) new additional cyanidation tanks. One has been built and the second one will soon be ready for operation.
A new tailing pond is also being built to increase tailing storage capacity and allow the plant to operate at 300 tpd in the future.
The Corporation expects that the process upgrades will be completed during the month of July and Dynacor will then have an operational 300 tpd (102 000 tonnes per year) capacity mill. Management expects to ramp up ore throughput and gold production as quickly as possible thereafter.
Based on a 102,000 tonnes ore throughput and under current operating conditions the Metalex plant could produce in excess of 95,000 ounces of gold per year.
ABOUT DYNACOR GOLD MINES INC.
Dynacor is a gold ore-processing and exploration Corporation active in Peru since 1996. The Corporation differentiates itself from pure exploration companies as it generates income from its wholly owned ore-processing plant. Dynacor's basic share count at 36.3 million outstanding is in the lowest quartile of the resource sector. The Corporation's assets include three exploration properties, including the advanced high-grade gold Tumipampa property and an operating 85,000 TPA gold and silver ore processing mill at Metalex-Huanca. The Corporation recently obtained its permit to construct a brand new 300 tpd mill in Chala Peru. This represents an important milestone for the Corporation's future growth. The Corporation's strength and competitive advantage comes with the experience and knowledge it has developed while working in Peru. Its pride remains in maintaining respect and positive work ethics toward its employees, partners and local communities.