Eastern Goldfields has delivered its first carbon-in-pulp (CIP) gold pour at the recently-commissioned Davyhurst processing plant in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
The first CIP gold pour occurred on August 10 and was delivered to the Perth Mint the following day.
Eastern Goldfields plans to pour and deliver gold to the Mint on a weekly schedule, incrementally increasing cash flow generated from the Davyhurst project.
Around 25,000 tonnes at 1 gram a tonne has been treated through the plant during early commissioning.
Eastern Goldfields chairman Michael Fotios said this was a significant occasion in the company’s history.
“We look forward to building on this achievement as we ramp-up throughput of higher grade feedstock toward nameplate capacity and begin generating maerial cash flow from the Davyhurst project,” Fotios said.
Eastern Goldfields’ focus is to maintain the plant as the current rate of 80 tonnes an hour and then commence the ramp-up of the throughput rate in the coming weeks.