Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:BGM) announced an update on mining and milling operations at its QR Mill facility and Bonanza Ledge Mine in British Columbia. Operations commenced last month, and the QR Mill facility has processed 6,499 tonnes of ore to date. Barkerville will pour its first gold dore bar today to be transported to a gold refiner in Brampton Ontario.

As quoted in the press release:

The Company completed its 13th production blast at the Bonanza Ledge today. To date, in excess of 4,500 tonnes of ore has been mined and is being stored at the ore stockpile awaiting trucking to the QR Mill facility. Bonanza Ledge ore is currently being mined at a rate of approximately 1,000 tonnes per day.

Barkerville CEO, J. Frank Callaghan, said:

QR and Bonanza Ledge operations are running efficiently and on schedule. Barkerville’s complement of highly skilled operations staff and contractors have done an excellent job of bringing production online and on budget.

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