Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Red Eagle declares commercial production at San Ramon

COLUMBIA – Red Eagle Mining Corp. of Vancouver has declared commercial production at its San Ramon gold mine 5 km southeast of Santa Rose de Osos. The initial gold pour was made in November 2016.

Red Eagle Mining has declared commercial production at its 1,200-t/d San Ramon mine and mill.

The mill is complete and exceeding design capacity of 1,200 t/d, says Red Eagle. Gold recoveries are 93% and on track to reach the designed target of 96%.

Underground development continues to advance. The main and secondary ramps have advanced 2.4 km from the portal, and a 57-metre long vertical ventilation shaft is operational. Mining initially encountered poor ground conditions close to the saprolite contact and historic workings necessitating adjustments to the mining method. The method of choice is conventional mechanized cut and fill stoping, stope lengths have been reduced to 40 metres, and ground support has been improved. The 100 and 125 levels are currently being mines and seven other ore headings are being developed.

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