SSR Mining commissions flotation circuit at Çöpler gold mine in Turkey and aims to increase production


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(Kitco News) – SSR Mining (TSX: SSRM) today announced the start of commissioning and scale-up activities for the flotation circuit at the Çöpler gold sulphide plant in Turkey after receipt all required permits and approvals.

The company said the Çöpler flotation circuit was completed on time and on budget and will eventually lead to increased gold production.

“The flotation circuit uses the latent capacity of the sulphide plant, and its commissioning is expected to increase the gold and sulfur sulphide grades processed in the autoclaves, reduce the use of reagents and increase the total throughput of the tank. ‘sulphide plant and gold production, “SSR Mining added in a statement. declaration.

The Çöpler gold mine is part of Çöpler district located in east-central Turkey in Erzincan province, about 1,100 km south-east of Istanbul and 550 km east of Istanbul. ‘Ankara, the capital of Turkey.

The Çöpler mine has been in operation since 2010 and currently processes ore at two production plants – the oxide and sulphide plants. Oxidized ore is treated by heap leaching and sulphide ore is treated by pressure oxidation. The current estimated mine life is over 15 years.

As of December 31, 2020, Çöpler’s proven and probable mineral reserves stood at 56.8 million tonnes at an average grade of 2.10 g / t or 3.8 million ounces of gold contained, while Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources totaled 133.1 million tonnes at an average grade. of 1.68 g / t or 7.2 million ounces of contained gold.

In addition, Çöpler inferred mineral resources of 73.7 million tonnes at an average grade of 1.30 g / t or 3.1 million ounces of contained gold.

According to the company’s statement, Çöpler produced 326,908 ounces of gold in 2020 at the AISC mine site at $ 752 per payable ounce of gold sold.

SSR Mining is an intermediate gold company with four producing assets located in the United States, Turkey, Canada and Argentina, combined with a global pipeline of development and exploration assets in the United States, Turkey, Mexico. , Peru and Canada. In 2020, the four operating assets produced approximately 711,000 ounces of gold equivalent.

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