Mexus Gold US takes pleasure in reporting that it has started leaching on about 5000 tonnes of mineralized material placed on the heap leach pad at the Santa Elena mine at a rate of 200 M3 every day.
It is expected that the optimal-grade material content of 3 to 4 ppm gold will flow from the pad and stabilize within a week. It is essential for the Merrill Crowe Zinc Precipitation gold recovery plant to work at 60 M3 each day, with anticipated production of 5 to 8 oz. of recovered gold production in a day, leading to continuous positive revenue generation.
Mineralized material that is being mined is carried to the crushing circuit at a rate of 3000 tonnes per week. Upon testing, the material has returned values as high as 1.76 oz. per tonne of gold. Further processes are being studied to identify the best way to deal with this high-grade material.
We are excited with the results we are seeing daily at the Santa Elena mine. Our mine staff has done a great job bringing all parts of the gold recovery system online at a steady yet productive rate. I expect our shareholders to be pleased as this hard work pays off with consistent increases in production and gold recovery.
Paul Thompson Sr, CEO, Mexus Gold US