Hummingbird Resources announces that the Kouroussa Gold Mine processing plant has reached the practical completion stage, and has entered the commissioning phase towards achieving first gold pour this quarter, Q2 2023.
The Kouroussa Gold mine in Guinea is a high grade, over 4 grammes per tonne ("g/t"), open pit operation, and is the Company's second operating gold asset in West Africa.
Pre-operational and cold commissioning is currently underway and, once completed, will move to the hot commissioning phase, followed by the first gold pour this quarter, Q2 2023.
Dan Betts, CEO of Hummingbird, commented:
"Kouroussa is on track to pour first gold within the current quarter, and the start of commissioning of the processing plant is a significant step forward in achieving this objective. As we begin the commissioning phase to bring Kouroussa online, we remain heavily focussed on safety at this busy time. Additionally, operational readiness and the transition to daily operations is a key part of this phase as we look not just to first gold, but to ramping up production to name plate capacity, moving the Company to being a +200,000-ounce, multi-asset, multi-jurisdiction gold producer."