The ball mill has been delivered to site at Yanfolila following shipment from Europe, and the contract mining fleet mobilised and arriving on site.
Pre-production mining is due to commence in the September 2017 quarter. All aspects of construction continue to progress on time and on budget with first gold pour due before the end of 2017.
Dan Betts, CEO of Hummingbird, commented: “As the longest lead item, the delivery of the ball mill to site is a significant milestone for Hummingbird and further de-risks the delivery of the project’s critical path. Construction is progressing well, and I would like to thank our operations team and our construction partners for their continued hard work and dedication on site."