Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TSX:GUY) announced that in 2015 it produced 35,901 ounces at its Guyana-based Aurora gold mine. It also said as of January 1, 2016 it had achieved commercial production at the mine.
As quoted in the press release:
From October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, the Company produced 35,723 ounces of gold, of which, 28,850 ounces were sold at an average realized price of $1,079 per ounce generating approximately US$31.1 million (“M”) in pre-tax revenue.
During the month of December, the mill processed an average of 4,758 tonnes of ore per day, of which in excess of 50% of the ore processed was composed of hard rock, at an average head grade of 3.24 grams per tonne gold (“g/t Au”) (above average) and gold recoveries averaged 90.4%.
From October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, the Company mined a total of 483,135 tonnes of ore grading 3.01 g/t Au and a total of 392,953 tonnes of ore was fed to the mill and the remaining tonnes of ore were stored in the stockpile located near the mill. In addition, 1,004,335 tonnes of waste had been mined.
Scott A. Caldwell, president and CEO of Guyana Goldfields, commented:
I would like to thank the entire team on our significant milestone of achieving production guidance for 2015. We have successfully ramped up Aurora and the hard rock is processing nicely through the primary crusher. We look forward to the next few quarters and demonstrating continued production success to reinforce our successful ramp-up to full production.
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