Output jumps at Thakadu

African Copper has said that its new mining contractor, Diesel Power, had started mining operations at Thakadu during April; with mining productivity having improved during the June quarter and inroads being made to reduce the backlog waste stripping required to expose ore.

During the three-month period to June, 2014 African Copper’s Mowana processing plant achieved above-target availability; however, use was variable owing to erratic ore supply from Thakadu. “We are pleased with the mining progress that Diesel Power is making at the Thakadu pit. With improved ore production from Thakadu and more stable operating conditions at the Mowana plant, we are well positioned to increase production levels for the remainder of our financial year,” African Copper acting CE Jordan Soko commented.

Furthermore, during the quarter, infill drilling was also carried out in the Thakadu pit to allow for the updating of the mine’s geological model, while infill drilling also started at the Mowana pit to enable the recategorisation of the project’s inferred resources to measured and indicated resources, for incorporation into the Mowana life-of-mine plan.

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