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MILLING NEWS Sigma-Lamaque Mill Restarted

The expanded Sigma-Lamaque gold mill in Val-d'Or, Que., is again treating ore. The owner, McWATTERS MINING, reports...


The expanded Sigma-Lamaque gold mill in Val-d’Or, Que., is again treating ore. The owner, McWATTERS MINING, reports that all construction work necessary to reach 5,000 tonnes/day by the end of next year is complete. The facility is now operating 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

The increased throughput will cut cash operating costs to below US$200 per ounce and boost annual production to 100,000 oz Au.

The mill was run-in using low-grade stockpiled ore at a rate of 3,000 t/d. Capacity will reach commercial levels of 4,000 t/d early in 2003, and continue to increase to 5,000 t/d during the fourth quarter.

Contact either of McWatters vice-presidents, Michel Bouchard or Patrick Bradley, at 514-879-1409 to learn more. Or visit the web site at www.mcwatters.com


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