HALIFAX — Atlantic Gold Corporation has reported that dry and wet commissioning are nearing completion at its Moose River Consolidated gold mine near Halifax in Nova Scotia.
Construction of all surface infrastructure is substantially complete including the process plant and the tailings management facility, noted a media statement issued Aug. 28. The commissioning activities were initiated late in July starting with the milestone of the site being energized during the first week of July.
Commissioning of the process plant and services is progressing as planned, Atlantic said. The crushing circuit was handed over to the Atlantic operations team on Aug. 24, and load tests have commenced. The ball mill drive has been tested and commissioned with water load test operation completed.
Services such as process and fresh water have been commissioned and are in service.
The ore stockpile pad has been readied and more than 1.5 million tonnes of ore is exposed in the Touquoy Gold Mine pit. The ore material is ready for drill and blast and then haulage to the ore stockpile pad.
The report further indicates that the carbon in leach gold recovery tanks have all been water tested and agitators have been commissioned. A complete water loop has been completed from the ball mill, through cyclones to the leach circuit, detox, then recirculated by the tailings pumps to the process water tank.
The process control system infrastructure installation is substantially complete with implementation of the process control system ongoing.