Red River Resources says it is on track to commence production from the Far West deposit at its Thalanga operations in the third quarter of this year.
More than 3500 tonnes of high-grade development ore from Far West has been delivered to the Thalanga operations ROM Pad.
In a statement today, Red River said it planned to treat this ore as a single parcel through the mill to enable the metallurgical performance of the ore to be optimised.
Managing director Mel Palancian said the company was excited to be gearing up for production to commence at Thalanga’s second deposit, having achieved record production from the existing deposit, West 45 in the December 2018 quarter.
Contractor Pybar mined 96,000 tonnes of ore from West 45 during the period.
Assays from face samples at Far West, conducted through the onsite assay laboratory which Intertek operates, have confirmed the high-grade copper rich polymetallic nature of the mineralisation.
The decline has reached 118m vertical depth and the raise borer has completed the Far West return air rise.