Mining company Mexus Gold US has announced that the new Merrill Crowe gold recovery system has been installed and is fully operational at the Santa Elena mine in Mexico. According to the company, Mexus and its JV partner MarMar Holdings, successfully tested the system on 3 December 2017.
The crew at the mine site has been adding new material to the heap leach pad that was assayed at 12 – 14 g/t ton Au. MarMar Holdings President, Marco Martinez, and his team of experts have added new leaching techniques to assure a higher value of solution to be processed. The plan is to begin recovery when the pregnant solution reaches 4 g/t Au. The grades in the pregnant pond will continue to climb as our higher-grade material is leached.
CEO of Mexus Gold US, Paul Thompson, said: "Our shareholders won't have to wait long to get news of gold being produced at the Santa Elena mine. All parties involved have worked tirelessly to bring the Santa Elena mine to this point. Mexus, MarMar, and numerous specialists have done what is necessary to fix the issues at the mine and bring us to where we are today".