Equinox Gold Corp. has reported that the new crusher at its Aurizona gold mine in Brazil has been energised and dry tested with the expectation of putting first ore through the system in early January 2019.
The project is nearly complete and on schedule to achieve commercial production around the end of 1Q19.
The construction team is focused on piping, electrical and instrumentation. The main transmission line is ready to provide full energisation to all equipment, and site-wide distribution circuits to local electrical rooms are being commissioned to enable testing of individual equipment components.
Equinox Gold commenced full-scale construction at Aurizona in January 2018 and pre-production mining in April 2018. Approximately US$116 million was spent at the end of 30 November 2018, including fiscal 2017 spending related to construction activities. The project remains fully funded. In addition to existing cash reserves, the company has US$10 million remaining to draw against its US$85 million construction credit facility.
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