QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Sept. 11, 2015) – Robex Resources Inc. (“Robex” and / or “the Company”) (TSX VENTURE:RBX)(FRANKFURT:RB4) is proud to announce the progress of the extension of the Nampala mine in Mali is well underway.
In fact a very concrete point was made a few days ago with the company in charge of the construction, civil engineering as well as the assembly of the equipment. It appears that:
- The construction of the diesel central is completed. Its start is imminent.
- The start of the power station with its extensions is planned for October 15. The new station will supply 7,500 KVA (kilovolt-ampere) compared to 2800 KVA before.
- The chain feeder, the scrubber, the two story screen, the linear rotary screen and the additional 2 CIL tanks shall be operational no later than October 20. These elements will enable the mine to increase its production at that moment with a target goal of 1,200 tons per day, using the small ball mill that was temporarily installed.
- The start of permanent, large ball mill and cyclone tower that will achieve a target of more than 4,000 tonnes per day is scheduled for December.
The supply of materials and equipment went well. However, the construction was hampered by a particularly difficult rainy season. Nevertheless the company in charge of the construction strives to limit the offset of the starting date. The implementation of a restart phase enables them to perform the tests required, progressively, limiting the risk of production delays.
The small and temporary ball mill has started on July 20, with a target capacity of 600 tonnes per day (t / d). The test phase (commissioning) was completed and the amount of crushed ore is gradually increasing. It currently stands at over 50% of the target goal of 600 tonnes per day. Its availability rate (hours of operation per day) is consistent with the objective of 90%. As mentioned before, the target production will reach 1,200 tons per day around October 20.
This intermediate restart phase with the small ball mill will enables the company to produce gold by loading the coal progressively, and then repeat the elution to financially support the construction work. The current process allows a restart in increments to test the equipment section by section. In the same time, the production teams are advancing very effectively by this progressive increase.
Robex is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Fabiola Lacroix, as the company’s corporate secretary. Ms. Lacroix has been with the company as an assistant to the controller since February 2014 and now combines the two functions.
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