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Spanish Mountain Gold Announces Findings from Alternatives Study in Canada

Mining News - Published on Wed, 21 Aug 2019

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Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd announced encouraging findings from an alternatives study for the Spanish Mountain Gold Project located in central British Columbia, Canada. The results highlight potential improvements to the project and provide support for the project objectives defined by the Company's management. As announced in a news release dated July 3rd 2019, the Company engaged Moose Mountain Technical Services, a consulting firm that has extensive working knowledge of the Project, to evaluate alternative project scenarios incorporating higher grade drilling and other technical results from the 2018 field programs.

Specifically, the block model for the Project's mineral resource was updated and was used to assess a mining scenario that could potentially fulfill four key project objectives as follows:

1. Lower initial capital cost

2. Higher process plant feed grades

3. Refined pit shell that could isolate a higher grade pit-constrained resource

4. Improved economic metrics for the Project

Study's Findings

The preliminary findings of the study suggest that there is a reasonable basis to assess the technical and economic viability of a mining operation with a milling throughput of 10,000 tonnes per day vs. 20,000 tpd presented in the 2017 Preliminary Economic Assessment. Under the project scenario being investigated, a mine plan is expected to focus on the initial first decade of operation resulting in a Project with higher feed grades and higher average resource grade. Furthermore, in spite of reducing the proposed milling rate by 50% compared to the 2017 PEA, the Project's production profile with the proposed mining scenario potentially could remain robust with a target average gold production of above 100,000 ounces of gold per year.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Wed, 21 Aug 2019
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