NOVA SCOTIA – Resource Capital Gold Corp
. of Vancouver has begun testing the mill at its Dufferin gold mine. All of the major components have been started, and underground mining will restart when full milling resumes.
[caption id="attachment_1003717047" align="alignleft" width="265"] Native gold from the Dufferin mine in Nova Scotia.
The suspended mine has a 300 t/d gravity and flotation mill. RCG has upgraded the facilities as it prepares to restart production. The ball mill has been reseated in the bearing housing and charged with 75-cm balls. The jaw and cone crushers have been refurbished as has the gravity circuit. Test material will include a 15-tonne bulk sample grading roughly 4 g/t Au so that the efficiency of the gravity circuit can be verified.
When the mill is commissioned it will begin treating the stockpiles that remain on the surface. At the same time, underground electrical upgrades and rehabilitation of certain parts of the mine will be undertaken.
RCG said that so far it has funded the Dufferin mill program from working capital. Treating the stockpiles is expected to generate cash flow for the underground work.
Additional information about the Dufferin mine and mill are available at www.RCGCorp.ca.