Trigon Metals said it achieved commercial production as of October 11 at its Kombat copper mine in Namibia. The milestone marks a major step forward in Trigon’s journey toward becoming a leading mid-tier copper producer.
The miner said commercial production status was achieved swiftly in accordance with its targets. The mill started producing concentrate on August 3 then Triggon proceeded to operate for its first full day of production on Aug. 21, and ramped up quickly to commercial levels. Over the past 30 days, the mill has operated at 77.8% of capacity with average recoveries of 86% Cu, producing 650 tonnes of concentrate and Trigon’s concentrate product is being shipped to port daily.
“This achievement is a testament to the relentless efforts and dedication of our team members. I am incredibly proud of our staff for their hard work and commitment during the commissioning phase,” said Fanie Muller, vice president of Operations at Trigon Metals.
“We will take a moment to enjoy this significant milestone, and at the same time gear up for the next growth phases of the Kombat Mine which include the restart of the underground operations and the mill expansion project.”
In addition to Kombat, Trigon’s projects include Silver Hill, a highly prospective copper and silver exploration project in Morocco, and the Addana Project, a silver and lead project also in Morocco.
Source: Trigon Metals