BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Greenwood copper-gold mill belonging to MERIT MINING of Vancouver reached commercial production at a rate of 200 t/d on June 1, 2008. The mill treated a 10,000-t bulk sample from the Lexington-Grenoble mine, a few kilometres north of the U.S. border.
Merit shipped 30.7 kg of gravity gold concentrate containing 17,040 g of gold (548 oz) for refining. Three hundred tonnes of copper-gold flotation concentrate has also been shipped to an offshore smelter for treatment. The flotation concentrate averages 22% Cu and 27 g/t Au.
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