Excellent progress continues to be made despite some intermittent weather conditions during October. Grade control drilling advances whilst plant site construction remains on schedule.
The village relocation including earthworks, drainage, manufacture of hydraform bricks and the construction of public buildings has continued to advance and meet schedule. Activities in the month of October 2010 include:
- First ore mined and trucked to the ROM pad (30,000 tonnes stockpiled at end of month) ; - Mining Contract awarded to African Mining Services ; - SAG Mill mechanical installation completed including installation of ring gear, trunnion bearings, motor, lube pack and drain piping. Mill control panel and gearbox positioned ; - Conveyor CV03 headframe and truss structure complete. CV02 installed; - Acid wash and elution columns installed, carbon regeneration kiln installed ; - Crusher discharge chute installed ; - Agitators assembled and installed ; - Plant offices and buildings completed ; - Ankobra River freshwater pipeline commissioned, water being pumped into Water Storage Dam; - 33kV overhead powerline (OHPL) 50% complete. First power scheduled by end November ; - Construction of the Nugget Hill to ROM pad road is complete ; - Construction continues on Nugget Hill to Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) road ; - Water Storage DAM (WSD) western wall completed, eastern wall nears completion ; - Phase I road construction continues with 5.1km of road completed. Phase II road clearing and powerline corridor 97% complete ; - Grade control model completed for Nugget Hill ; - Salman sulphide drilling program continues.
In the period to 30 November 2010, Adamus will be targeting the following at its Nzema Gold Project :
- First fill reagents arrival on site - Commence lining of SAG Mill - Demobilisation of civil works contractor - Continue pre-production mining (200,000 tonnes of ore required on the ROM) - Mining contractor mobilising to site and commence mining - Continue Salman sulphide drilling program - Commissioning of 33Kv Powerline, Water Storage Dam and Decant Return Lines - Process plant commissioning - Continued construction at Salman Village progressing well - Grade control drilling at Salman Central and Salman South
Further photographs appear on the Company's website at http://www.adamusresources.com.au/nzema-gold-project/construction-progress.html
Source: ADAMUS RESOURCES LIMITED