High grade gold- and silver-bearing rock is already being received at the plant to establish stockpiles, paving the way for initial testing and dry commissioning in the coming month.
Crews are also continuing construction for ancillary services, and supporting infrastructure will be finished concurrent with dry commissioning of the crushing and grinding circuits this month.
Once commissioned, the Vista plant's nameplate capacity is 150t per day, more than three times the rate of its existing Tulin gold plant, generating up to 90oz of gold daily (based on Tulin's grades over the past six months of 17.5g/t to 24.4g/t). The plant has been both permitted and designed to up capacity to 350t/d.
Once commissioned and licenced, Titan said it will obtain and process its high-grade ore from licenced artisanal miners in the region.