Mining, milling begins at Tahuehueto

Canadian-based, Mexico-focused producer Altaley Mining has commenced pre-production mining as well as mill commissioning at its Tahuehueto gold operation in Durango, Mexico, and officials are now eyeing first deliveries of concentrate. Officials said the processing facility at the operation is online and now allows for milling from one ball mill of up to 500 t/d with flotation cells, concentrate thickeners…

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Kombat takes off in Namibia

Canadian miner Trigon Metals has confirmed first copper concentrate from the Kombat mine in Namibia, putting the operation in an ideal position for its forecasted full commercial production declaration in March. Trigon said the initial concentrates were produced on December 30, with crews working over the Christmas period to complete filter press installation and run ore through the full production…

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Kamoa-Kakula copper project ahead of schedule

Construction of the Phase 2 concentrator plant at the Kamoa-Kakula copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo is ahead of schedule with project officials anticipating a Q2 2022 start up.  The 3.8 million-tonne-per-annum (Mtpa) concentrator plant is a carbon copy of the Phase 1 concentrator plant, and is being constructed alongside it. All long-lead items of equipment, structural steel,…

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