Kombat races to restart

Canadian-based Trigon Metals has fully restarted milling and processing at the Kombat copper mine in Namibia following 15 years of being idle.

President and CEO Jed Richardson said that, with concentrate production started, it is on track to meet commercial production targets by the end of September. The mine officially turned on its crushing facility and started its flotation circuit on 3 August.

Since then, the plant has been running in three-hour bursts as the Trigon team fine-tunes the equipment and sets up for a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week operation. Concentrate levels are building in the thickeners with first concentrate production pending.

Richardson said Kombat’s start is a milestone for both the company and community as it “pushes…forward as a cash-flowing operation.”

Publicly held Trigon has operations in both Namibia and Morocco.

Source: Trigon Metals

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