Endeavour's Ity now running full speed ahead

Just weeks after recording its first gold pour, Endeavour Mining’s Ity carbon-in-leach (CIL) complex in West Africa’s Ivory Coast has quickly ramped up and is now at nameplate capacity
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Endeavour's Ity in Ivory Coast

Ity, which began processing ore on February 20, successfully completed performance trial testing with all key metrics meeting their targets: a processing rate of over 11,100t per day, an overall plant availability of 96% and gold recovery rate of 94%.

Endeavour said Ity should produce between 160,000oz and 200,000oz this year thanks in part to the expedited ramp-up - it confirmed its achievement four months early - and the plant actually producing above nameplate.

Company president and CEO Sébastien de Montessus called the commercial production milestone "transformational" for Endeavour's history.

The Ity CIL project, located 480km north-west of Abidjan, commenced construction in September 2017. It is 85% owned by Endeavour, with the remaining held by the government of Ivory Coast (10%) and SODEMI (5%).

Endeavour operates four mines across the Ivory Coast (Agbaou and Ity) and Burkina Faso (Houndé, Karma).