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GOLD: Atlantic Gold nears end of commissioning at MRC project



NOVA SCOTIA – Vancouver-based Atlantic Gold Corp. is commissioning the mill at its Moose River Consolidated (MRC) gold project 110 km northeast of Halifax. Wet and dry commissioning began in July, and the construction of all surface infrastructure and tailings management facility is substantially complete.

The very clean ball mill at the MRC project near Halifax. (Credit: Atlantic Gold Corp.)

The ball mill drive has been tested as have the carbon in leach (CIL) tanks. The water loop has been run from the ball mill, through the cyclones, to the leach circuit, and detox facility, then recirculated by the tailings pumps to the process water tank. Both process and fresh water systems are in service. Installation of the process control equipment is nearly complete, and its implementation is on-going. Atlantic Gold said there have been no significant issues uncovered so far.

More than 1.5 million tonnes of ore is exposed and ready for drilling and blasting in the Touquoy pit. The ore will be stockpiled on a pad prior to processing.

To see a short video of the ball mill turning over, click here.