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MEI Online: Plant Operation News: North America: March 16th 2016


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:: Golden Queen Completes Construction of all Processing Facilities at Soledad Mountain Project


Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. is pleased to provide an update of the mining and construction activities at its 50%-owned Soledad Mountain gold-silver project located just south of the town of Mojave, California. Project construction has been completed in-line with the budget. Commissioning activities are almost complete and the leaching process on the heap leach pad has been initiated.

Development Highlights

  • Project construction has been completed in-line with the budget.
  • Leaching has commenced with first gold production anticipated in the upcoming weeks.
  • Construction of the Merrill-Crowe plant is completed.
  • Pad-loading continues to ramp-up toward full production.
  • There are now 101 full-time employees in Mojave.

Robert C. Walish, Jr., Chief Operating Officer, commented, "It is an exciting time in the project as we move towards production. With the leaching initiated and the first gold pour expected to occur in the next few weeks, everyone on site is working hard to achieve this milestone."

Construction progress has achieved the completion mark and the mining operation has stockpiled sufficient ore to support first gold production in the first quarter of 2016. The Merrill-Crowe plant is now complete and the commissioning is underway.




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