Monarques Gold Corp. will restart the mill at its Beacon gold property in Quebec and allocated C$1.5 million to upgrade the facility, the miner said May 17.
According to the company, the mill remained in a good condition over its shutdown period, with valid operating permits. The plant, once commissioned, is expected to have a capacity of 750 tonnes per day.
Monarques retained SNC-Lavalin to do the engineering work required to upgrade and restart the tailings management facility. The company will also file an updated closure plan with the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, which needs to approve the plan before the mill can be commissioned.