QUEBEC – Toronto-based IamGold Corp. declared commercial production at its Westwood underground gold mine 40 km east of Rouyn-Noranda. The mine hoisted an average of 1,075 t/d for the first 30 days of July 2014.
IamGold president and CEO Steve Letwin said that the Doyon division (Doyon and Westwood mines) is expected to produce between 100,000 and 120,000 oz of gold this year. As production continues to ramp up, cash costs at Westwood will fall during the second half of the year to between US$750 and $850 per oz.
Westwood ore is trucked 2 km to the existing Doyon CIP mill.
More information is available at IamGold.com.