Lundin Mining Corporation has announced that a return to full production rates has been achieved at the Chapada mine in Brazil.
Return to full processing capacity was achieved following the installation of the remaining repaired motor on the ball mill on 20 December 2020. The processing plant achieved approximately 35% of nameplate capacity while operating only the SAG mill and throughput further improved mid-November with the installation of a single motor on the ball mill.
Production of both copper and gold have already achieved the lower bound of the 2020 guidance range of 45 000 – 50 000 t of copper and 80 000 – 85 000 oz of gold from the mine.
Chapada is well positioned to deliver 2021 guidance having used the opportunity to accelerate maintenance, build run of mine ore stockpile and advance waste removal and development activities.
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/handling-processing/23122020/lundin-mining-announces-resumption-of-full-production-rates-at-chapada-mine/