Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF,FWB:4TI) reported that processing plant commissioning, and zinc and lead-silver concentrate production from its Santander Mine in Peru, is progressing well. Concentrate inventories are accumulating with initial shipments scheduled this month. The mill is currently processing 1500-1600 tonnes-per-day (approx. 75% of design capacity).
As quoted in the press release:
The metallurgical recovery circuits are also seeing steady improvements as the reagent/flotation process gets balanced through the ramp-up process. During the month of August the processing plant was processing very low-grade material as the operators familiarized themselves with the plant. The Santander team is steadily increasing mineral head-grades in addition to optimizing mill feed towards anticipated nameplate hard-rock/stockpile production levels.
Trevali President and CEO, Dr. Mark Cruise, said:
With significant concentrate inventory now in our on-site warehouse facilities, our maiden concentrate shipments are scheduled to commence later in the month.