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Zijin Mining begins Cukaru Peki trial production

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The mining and processing project of the Upper Zone of the Cukaru Peki Copper and Gold Mine of Serbia Zijin Mining Doo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zijin Mining, has recently obtained the trial production permit for the processing facilities issued by the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy, and has entered the trial production stage.

The mining and processing project of the Upper Zone of the Cukaru Peki Copper and Gold Mine in Serbia is designed to process 3.3. million tpy of ore. It is expected that 91 000 tpy and 2.5 tpy of gold will be produced after production commences. At present, the construction of the processing facilities of the project has been completed and trial production and operation, construction conclusion, and greening are being conducted at full speed. It is planned that all work of the trial production stage shall be completed for submission to the Ministry of Mining for acceptance check before September 2021. This will achieve a smooth transition from mine infrastructure construction to production and operation.

Cukaru Peki is a super-large scale copper and gold mine wholly-owned by the company. It is divided into the Upper Zone and the Lower Zone. The reserve volumes of resources at the Upper Zone are 1.28 million t of copper metal grading 3% on average, and 81 t of gold metal grading 1.91 g/t on average. The first mining area will be the super-high grade ore deposit. The resource volumes at the Lower Zone are 14.3 million t of copper grading 0.86% on average and 299 t of gold metal grading 0.18% g/t on average.

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