London-based miner Nord Gold SE has raised the processing capacity of its Taborny mine, in Russia’s Yakutia region from 5 million to 7.5 million tonnes of ore per year.
“As part of the capacity expansion initiative, a two-line Metso crusher and a telescopic conveyor have been installed. A pumping station has also been built at the mine’s heap leaching site comprising four Sulzer pumps, each with a capacity of 400 cubic metres per hour,” the miner said in a statement.
Nikolai Zelenski, the chief executive of Nord Gold, commented on the ex-pansion by saying that Nord Gold is planning further investments in its mining capacities in Yakutia.
Nord Gold says the open pit Taborny mine was opened in 2002. In 2019, it produced more than 76,000 oz of gold.
Nord Gold operates ten mines in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Russia, and Ka-zakhstan, according to data released by the business.