London, England — MININGREVIEW.COM — 30 March 2010 – London and Toronto-listed Centamin Egypt Limited “’ a mineral exploration, development and mining company focused on gold in Egypt “’ has reached and surpassed the milestone of one tonne of gold poured at its Sukari Gold Mine in Egypt.
A company statement released here said this development followed processing of the one millionth tonne of ore through the Sukari CIL circuit earlier in the month.
It added that the Sukari process plant continued to perform above its nameplate capacity of 4 million tonnes per annum, and remained on track to produce 200 000 ounces in 2010.
The statement went on to reveal that construction and cold commissioning of the Stage 2 sulphide circuit had been completed with no major issues encountered. As previously advised and scheduled, wet commissioning and processing of sulphide ore was to occur in April.
Centamin Egypt chairman Josef El-Raghy commented:“The passing of these milestones within our first full quarter of production is testament to the extraordinary commitment and hard work of the entire Centamin team in Egypt, as well as the continued strong support from the Egyptian Government “’ in particular minister for petroleum and mineral resources Sameh Fahmy, who shares our vision of re-establishing Egypt as a major emerging gold province.”