TSXV-listed Alphamin Resources Corp. has successfully commissioned the processing plant front-end crushing circuit at the flagship Bisie tin project in the DRC in January 2019, on schedule.
The processing plant front-end crushing circuit includes the primary crusher, two tertiary crushers and the screening buildings. Ore is now being fed through this circuit to create a stockpile with which the gravity circuit can be commissioned.
The process plant in its entirety is planned to be commissioned, on track with the original schedule by the end of March 2019.
Moreover, the underground mine capital footprint was completed at the end of December 2018, two months ahead of schedule. The run-of-mine ore production rate is being ramped up to approximately 1 000 tpd to achieve the targeted steady-state feed rate to the processing.
It is envisaged that the processing plant should ramp up to its nameplate production capacity of tin concentrates from April 2019 to the end of June 2019.
As was previously announced, Alphamin Resources’ subsidiary ABM (Alphamin Bisie Mining SA) has drawn on the total available debt package of US$80 million and this together with the previous capital raisings are expected to fund the project to production, bar any unforeseen events.
“To have achieved such significant progress to date on time and within budget for a project of this scale, in a challenging environment, is a testament to the skill and dedication of our staff and contractors on the ground. We look forward to the commencement of tin concentrate production in the near future and will keep the market appraised of developments in this regard,” says Alphamin CEO Boris Kamstra.