First commercial pour scheduled at Santa Rosa

Canadian producer Red Eagle Mining, in its progression of development at its Santa Rosa gold project in Colombia, confirmed that the first commercial pour has been set for the end of this month
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Staff reporter

Red Eagle’s mill came online January 2, and since that time has been continuously ramping up to its current 750t per day. The test pour was completed at the end of last month.

Over this month, Red Eagle said it projects it will pour 1,500-2,000oz during ramp up; whole-year, it is targeting 45,000-50,000oz. 

The miner said that, at the San Ramon gold mine, the advancement of underground development continues to plan. In January, it recorded 436m, with its main focus being secondary access ramps and attack ramps on the -100m, -125m and -150m levels.

San Ramon now has 23 attack ramps with 19 in production; the mine had 35 active production faces over the last month. The remaining attack ramps are in breasting, backfill or development, and those are projected to provide 15 more production faces over this course of this month. 

Stope mining operations also kept ramping up in January, mining 7,560t (4.3g/t). However, the total was below plan due to scoop availability. Red Eagle took delivery of new equipment and put them into service in late January, which will help support its increased production plans for this month.

Two final scoops are scheduled for delivery by the end of the month. As of January 31, the mine’s stockpile totalled 9,382t (5.6g/t).