Taste of Liontown gold at Thalanga mill
The tailings were reclaimed and transported during April and May and campaign processed through the Thalanga mill during June.
The company said about 600 tonnes of concentrate containing about 1300ozs gold had been produced, with final reconciled assays pending.
Red River Resources is fast-tracking development of the Liontown project as its next mine at the Thalanga complex after ‘outstanding’ exploration results.
““Processing the Liontown tailings to produce a saleable gold concentrate is an excellent result for Red River,” managing director Mel Palancian said.
“The Liontown tailings would have been moved during development and mining activities at the Liontown project, and by doing it now, it allowed us to take advantage of the current high gold prices”
The total Liontown Project Mineral Resource (Liontown plus Liontown East) stands at 4.2 million tonnes at 0.6 per cent copper, 1.9 per cent lead, 5.9 per cent zinc, 1.1 g/t gold and 29 g/t gold (12.7 per cent zinc equivalent.)
Red River said that while Thalanga was treating the Liontown tailings, the mill temporarily ceased processing the polymetallic ore from Far West, although the underground mining operations continued.
Once the Liontown tailings processing was completed, the Thalanga mill reverted back to producing copper, lead and zinc concentrate from the Far West ore.
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