Appalaches of Rimouski, QC, is on its way to commercial production in 2014 at its Dufferin gold mine and mill northeast of Halifax.
Appalaches says the current mine rehabilitation activity has reached the second level, with water, air and dewatering lines operations. Both the primary and secondary underground ventilation systems are operational.
The crushing circuit equipment has been tested and requires only minor work to become fully operational. The circuit will be tested on a continuous basis in August. Meanwhile the refurbishing of the other mill components and flotation circuit continue.
Mining equipment – including a scissor lift, 3.5-yd load-haul-dumper, and 16-tonne haul truck have been delivered.
Appalaches said it is also vetting more than 460 applications for the 60 jobs that remain to be filled.
The latest presentation and top-quality photos of the Dufferin project are available at RessourcesAppalaches.com.