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:: Endeavour Mining Reports Delivery of Mills at Agbaou Gold Mine and Achieves 75% Physical Completion


Endeavour Mining Corporation has announced that the ball and SAG mills have arrived at site for the Agbaou Gold Mine in Côte d'Ivoire. Construction continues on-schedule toward initial production in Q1 2014.

Agbaou Gold Mine Construction Highlights:

  • To date, approximately 77% of the US$160 million construction budget has been committed, with US$85 million spent and the project is approximately 75% physically complete
  • Ball mill and SAG mill shells and additional mill components have arrived on site; the mill installation contract has been awarded and the installation schedule finalized
  • Construction of the 15km power line is progressing well, with clearing completed and tower foundation installation underway. Tower installation commences in July, with the 91kV overhead powerline remaining on-track for key milestone dates
  • The North and South pits have been cleared in preparation for grade control drilling
  • The Tailings Storage Facility and 130-man camp have been completed
  • The water borehole drilling campaign is progressing well
  • Structural steel and building erection is well-advanced, including the mechanical workshop, laboratory, mine services workshop and reagents sheds
  • Ordering of spares and first fill reagents is ahead of schedule
  • Operations integration has commenced with the General Manager on-site and recruiting his operations team
  • Endeavour continues to focus on strengthening its in-country relationships. In May, Endeavour's CEO, Neil Woodyer met with Côte d'Ivoire President Ouattara and Mines Minister Toungara




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