Mexus Gold US announces that it has poured gold at its Santa Elena mine. The company recovered gold from its first heap leach pad using its Merrill Crowe gold recovery system. The remaining precipitate smelting is expected to take 5 days.
“This is a monumental moment for Mexus. It has taken years with many ups and downs but through hard work and the dedication of our staff we’ve been able to meet this long sought-after goal. Mexus looks forward to building out the Santa Elena mine.” added Mexus CEO, Paul Thompson Sr.
Mexus continues to mine and crush ore for the 2nd lift on heap leach pad #1. The company expects to stay ahead of mining fresh ore for the pad allowing for uninterrupted leaching and gold recovery.
In April 2016, Mexus Gold started work on the Santa Elena site, after receiving all environmental and mining permits.
The mine transitioned from an open-pit to underground operation in September 2014, with the aim of increasing its throughput capacity from 2,500 tonnes per day (tpd) to 3,000tpd.