Red Eagle starts up Santa Rosa mill

The mill at Red Eagle Mining’s Santa Rosa gold project in Colombia is now in operation once again and has been running continuously at more than 750t per day for more than a week
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Staff reporter

The Vancouver, Canada-based company said the facility at the Antioquia complex came online on January 2.

The mill is ready as underground development at the San Ramon gold mine advances; the operation recorded 412m in December and 5,288m year to date. December’s development work focused mainly on the mine’s secondary access ramps and attack ramps at levels -100m, -125m and -150. 

In December, Red Eagle reported underground development of 383m in November and 4,876m to date; development was again primarily focused during that month on secondary access ramps, along with attack ramps -125m, -150m, -175m and -200m.

In all, San Ramon has 18 working attack ramps, 12 of which are in production with 31 active production faces. Two, crossing the shear zone, are ready for production; another two are in breasting following backfilling and two are in development.

Santa Rosa’s stope mining also kept ramping up over the last month of 2017 with 8,371 (4.2g/t) mined and stockpiled, and 18,830t (5.6g/t) stockpiled in total. The December quarter’s production total came in 10% lower than anticipated due to scoop availability; however, the scoops have been repaired and new units on order are to be delivered this month and next.

Red Eagle Mining owns 100% of the 10,000ha Santa Rosa project.