Empire Resources Ltd. will now treat up to 36,000 tonnes of gold ore at the Lakewood mill from the Penny's Find mine in Western Australia during the ongoing ore treatment campaign.
The company said Dec. 7 that it will terminate processing at the Burbanks mill and focus on mills closer to the Penny's Find mine. It expects significant savings in haulage costs.
The current plan for Lakewood mill was for the treatment of 25,000 tonnes of ore, and 21,194 dry tonnes of ore at a calculated head grade of 3.60 g/t of gold have been processed, as of Nov. 30, to recover 2,289 ounces of gold.
Empire said the treatment of Penny's Find ore at Burbanks has not met its expectations and it has therefore notified the operator that it will terminate processing ore there in 30 days.