Sutter Gold Mining (TSXV:SGM,OTCQX:SGMNF) announced the first gold pour conducted at its Lincoln Mine Project in Amador County, California on Friday, December 14.
As quoted in the press release:
Mark A. Suden Mining Construction continues to develop secondary access and necessary underground infrastructure for mining with very high quality work. As of December 12, 2012, the 1300-level decline development was 88% complete at 312 feet from portal to face.
On December 5, 2012, the first rock was crushed, and the first rock was transferred from the coarse ore bins to the fine ore bin on December 12, 2012. The gravity circuit installation is proceeding, with the Gemeni GT-1000 table testing and completion of the Knelson XD20 concentrator installation underway.
The Company takes pride in announcing the transition of Mr. Paul Skinner from the role of Chief Metallurgist to Mill Superintendent.
Sutter Gold President and CEO Leanne Baker said:
This represents a key milestone for our company, and I wish to thank our Board of Directors, shareholders, management team, employees, and contractors who made it possible. We still have much to do to achieve commercial production and become cash flow positive in 2013, and we plan to build on the successes of this year. Our new mill has begun the commissioning process, and underground development is proceeding to provide the necessary ventilation and secondary access for the production stopes that will follow.