CBH Resources this morning announced the paste plant at its Endeavor Mine had been successfully recommissioned.
According to the company, the plant was restarted on 4 December and has since completed two campaign runs.
“These campaigns have been successful, with operations fully meeting expectations,” the company said.
CBH is hoping to increase production at the Endeavor Mine, located near Cobar in western New South Wales, from 420,000 tonnes to 850,000 tonnes.
The company said the successful operation of the plant would be critical to achieving these plans.
It was decommissioned in November 2008 when mine production was curtailed in response to the global economic downturn.
According to CBH, the paste plant produces cemented fill, which is distributed to and placed into mine stope voids.
“This provides the mine with access to a larger number of stopes available for production,” the company said.
The miner also said its efforts to employ additional personnel were also proceeding according to plan.
The company remains on track to ramp up mine production in mid-2010.