Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Pretium says Brucejack ramp-up on schedule to reach 3,800 t/d

The Brucejack mill is expanding capacity to 3,800 t/d. (Image: Pretium Resources)

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Pretium Resources says the ramp-up to 3,800 t/d at its Brucejack gold mine about 60 km north of Stewart is on schedule. Underground development is nearing the targeted rate of 1,000 metres per month, and it will remain at that level for the rest of the year to match the increased mill capacity.

In the mill, the bulk loading system is operational to replace concentrate bagging. The flotation circuit has received upgraded pumps and piping and an additional cleaning cell.

Pretium has also undertaken a 70,000-metre underground drill program to expand reserves at the Valley of the Kings. Phase one focusing on reserve definition below the 1,200-metre level is about 90% complete, and phase two to define mineralization to the west towards the Brucejack fault is about 55% finished. Underground development is underway for the next two drilling phases.

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