BRITISH COLUMBIA – Workers at the QR gold mine, 60 km southeast of Quesnel, have restarted the mill 10 years after the mine was suspended. The project belongs to CROSS LAKE MINERALS of Vancouver, which began the recommissioning on Sept. 10 with the introduction of the first ore to the mill.
The QR mill is rated to operate at 900 t/d with feed from three zones – the Northwest, Midwest and West zones. As planned, initial ore will be from the Northwest Zone where mining has been underway for several weeks. Ultimately the North Zone, which is being accessed by an underground decline for delineation drilling and mine planning, is expected to contribute to long-term operations. The decline will be completed shortly, which will be followed by underground drilling, said Cross Lake.
The company made a point to thank all the suppliers and contractors that have worked on the project. It also acknowledged the work that BC Hydro and Interior Power Contractors put into creating an electric power line to the site.
Maps and photos of the QR site are posted at www.CrossLakeMinerals.com.