CHINA – JINSHAN GOLD MINES of Vancouver says its Chang Shan Hao (CSH 217) heap leach gold mine and mill are operating at approximately 75% of design capacity, having produced 19,000 oz of gold to mid-December 2007. Commercial production at a rate of 120,000 oz per year should be reached in Q1 2008. At that rate, cash costs will be US$290/oz.
Expansion to 180,000 oz/year is under consideration. The corporate presentation dated November 2007 and posted at www.JinshanMines.com contains some interesting photographs from China.